Gearing Tripod System Review: The Most Modular Tripod Ever?

A new company called Gearing has produced a tripod that could be described as the most modular system on the market. From being a tabletop tripod it can be built up to being a full-sized travel tripod. Not only that, if the occasion calls for it you can even use the tripod legs as ski sticks for those slopes that you come across during your travels. 

In a recent video, Anete and I review the debut tripod system from a relatively new company called Gearing. The family that owns the business is better known for producing tripods for rifles. With the experience they garnered in that industry, they developed the company Gearing with the aim of producing a super high-end modular tripod system. 

The build quality of the tripod is exceptional with the majority of it being made of carbon fiber. Despite it being a travel tripod, the system does offer a great deal of stability. This is predominantly down to the fact that the tripod stands with a wider stance. Although, some may not like the fact that this tripod system has a wider than conventional stance. 

What's most interesting about this tripod system is just how modular it is. You can start with it being a tabletop tripod and build it up to being a full-sized tripod. Gearing aims to flesh out its system by offering a wide range of different kinds of tripod legs and accessories to further increase the system's potential. As of right now, the tripod can be purchased from certain Leica stores in the U.K. and directly from the website for about £924 or around $1,300. 

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Ever heard of Novoflex? They've had a far more useful modular system for years. More expensive? Of course. Also better based on what can be done with it.

Those look really nice...but the prices? Yikes!

I'm sure you get what you pay for though. Looks like high quality workmanship.

In this case, I don't think you get what you pay for. Very limited usefulness, and light duty only, but at an exorbitant price of $1,300 ??? The price and the usefulness do not seem commensurate with one another.



So ..... if you want to shoot with your camera at ground level, like, literally 3 or 4 inches above the ground, how do you do that if the head attaches only via a center column? Everybody who is experienced at ground-level shooting knows that center columns are taboo. Doesn't seem like they thought this through very well. If it requires one to use the center column, then that right there eliminates a fair percentage of photographers from ever even considering it.

Yes and the construction/system of the head is really bad. Along with the two positions of the legs either being too wide or too narrow the price is not justified. - And if I got it correctly, the bag is not even included.
Conclusion: Even if I got too much money I wouldn't buy it. I cannot imagine that such a company will survive and then you are left with an unfix-able expensive pile of metal and carbon.

I can’t get over the price of tripods these days! Thankfully I’ve still got a Benbo Mk1 with a Gitzo head that I bought used for about £100 back in the 1990s. Okay, it won’t fit on a table but I’ve got a Manfrotto table top tripod for that. It lives in my camera bag and cost about £20. £924? Not for me, thanks.