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Introducing the new THETA exclusive TD-1 and TD-2 monopod stands and the TT-1 stand weight!

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Posted date : 2020.07.29

Monopod stands are now available for the RICOH THETA 360° camera series. We are introducing the RICOH THETA Stand TD-1 and RICOH THETA Stand TD-2*, as well as an exclusive accessory for enhancing monopod stands’ stability, the RICOH THETA Standweight TT-1.

*TD-2 is scheduled to be available late September 2020.

The stands support shooting real estate, retail stores and other business purposes.

We’ll explain the function of each item with photos.

First, the TD-1…

RICOH THETA Stand TD-1 – functions and specs

Functions

✓ Designed to reduce the degree to which the legs and the mount are in frame when shooting.

✓ The mount comes with a quick release plate that does not require the repeated use of the mounting screw.

✓ Highly stable tripod that can be used confidently even with the heaviest model, THETA Z1

✓ Made of aluminum. The length when stored is about 56 cm and it can be extended up to 152 cm with one touch.

Lead Designer’s Comment:

TD-1 is a stand made especially for THETA Z1. We designed it mainly in response to requests from real estate users. Although it is similar to the old model, TM-1, it features legs that remain lower to the floor allowing for a less intrusive appearance in 360° images compared to a normal tripod.

Details

TD-1 comes with an over-the-shoulder soft case.

Stand structure


The legs fold out and lock.

After use, the legs unlock and can be folded up.

How it looks from the side when actually standing. The locking mechanism is strong, making for a rigid structure that is very stable.

A quick release plate is on the upper mount, so there is no need to use the screw mount repeatedly when attaching or detaching the camera.

A level is included in the mount.

>> If you use the THETA Extension TE-1, you can charge the battery while the quick release plate is attached.

Push in the button just below the mount in order to extend the center column.
The length can be adjusted from 56cm up to 152cm.

152cm at maximum

RICOH THETA Stand TD-2 – features and details

Features

✓ Made of aluminum and lightweight but has excellent stability

✓ The stand part is variable and the angle of the legs can be adjusted, so it can be used even in narrow places

Lead Designer’s Comment:

TD-1 is a stand made especially for THETA Z1. We designed it mainly in response to requests from real estate users. Although it is similar to the old model, TM-1, it features legs that remain lower to the floor allowing for a less intrusive appearance in 360° images compared to a normal tripod.

Details

The soft case included with TD-2.

Details of each part

 

The angle of the legs of the TD-2 stand is adjustable, so it can be used even in narrow spaces.

A tripod screw mount is on the head.

Attach THETA by screwing it into the mount.

150cm at maximum

TD-1 and TD-2 spec comparison

The maximum length of both models is about 150cm, but the weight is significantly different: TD-1 weighs 765g and TD-2 weighs 463g.

Both are sufficiently stable with a THETA Z1 attached.

We recommend TD-1 for higher stability and rigidity, and the convenience of the quick release plate, while TD-2 is recommended for its low weight and adjustable legs for use in tight spaces.

We also developed a ballast weight that enhances the stability of each stand.

RICOH THETA Stand Weight TT-1 – features and details

Features

✓ Weight to enhance the stability of the monopod stand

✓ Nylon case with 6 brass weights

✓ Can be attached to RICOH THETA Stands: TM-1, TD-1, and TD-2

Lead Designer’s Comment:

TT-1 is a product that is a first for us. Tripod ballast weights are often stone, sand, or water, but TT-1 is made of brass. I hope people try using these weights with TD-1 and TD-2 of course, but they can also be used with a variety of tripods.

Details

TT-1 also comes with a soft case.

It can be folded, stored and easily carried.

 

There are 6 brass weights in a hexagonal nylon case. The set weighs about 690g in total.

In this way, by covering the tripod legs, the stability of the stand is greatly enhanced.

That’s all we wanted to share with you about the THETA exclusive TD-1 and TD-2 monopod stands as well as the TT-1 stand weight.

Give them a shot, not only for business application, such as real estate and retail stores, but also for shooting many kinds of scenes such as starry skies and interval shooting when out in the field!

 

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