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MT-52 from Ulanzi is an octopus tripod vlogger kit with dual boom arms and this flexible tripod is perhaps the most creative and versatile small tripod on the market. Ulanzi took their original MT-11 Octopus tripod, modified and added accessories to enhance lighting and microphone options for vloggers.

The MT-52 is a small/medium tripod with rubber-coated metal legs that are very flexible and will hold the shape they are bent into. You can attach similar extension arms to this tripod, which greatly expands your creative possibilities.


The feet are made of metal and are covered with a comfortable black rubber coating. They are designed in finger-level graduations, making them very comfortable to wear, hold and vlog.

From base to tip, the tripod is 280mm long but can be bent into a smaller shape to fit in any camera bag. The rubber feet each have small indentations to increase grip.


The square ball head mount is 20mm wide and houses two cold shoe mounts on the two sides, while the ball head mount is on the back. The mounting plate supports a ¼20" mounting screw for your camera, phone, lights or microphone.

The plate sits 18mm above the ball head and can be adjusted to a 90 degree position. Perfect for portrait (or vertical) use. This is made possible by the groove on the ball head, which is opposite the locking screw. The tripod is very well made, measuring 260mm in height and taking up a footprint of 230mm x 230mm x 230mm when the legs are straight out. Each leg is 210mm long and the tripod weighs 318 grams, making it ideal for travel.


The MT-52 Octopus Tripod Vloggers Kit includes two additional octopus arms. The arms conveniently slide into the ball head cold shoe, allowing for effective lighting and mic options for the vlogger.

You can use one or both at the same time, and any accessory with a hot shoe mount can be attached effectively. From the hot shoe at one end to the hot shoe adapter at the other end, the extension arm is 225 mm long and weighs 93 grams each. This means that the Ulanzi MT-52 weighs 504 grams in total fully assembled.

The Octopus Arms have the same flexible and stable characteristics as the tripod legs, but have slightly narrower finger grips for easy handling. At each end of the extension arms is the brand's signature red Ulanzi pivot screw, allowing attachment of each bracket.

Cold Shoe can be completely removed from the Octopus Boom arm revealing a ¼20" male screw that can be used in conjunction with other accessories.

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