This unusual tripod simply stands on the table, allowing you to mount your camera or smartphone at a height of 10–43 cm, pointing the lens vertically down or at an angle.
I bought it a few years ago, used it several times then, and a couple of days ago I remembered it, because it was better than others for photographing a large number of batteries for the BatteryTest.ru project.
The tripod weighs 530 grams (stand — 388 grams). He is able to hold a 400-gram camera, but not in the most extreme position.
Telescopic aluminum rod, consists of two parts.
The camera mount is articulated with a standard 1/4″ screw.
The stand is fixed at the bottom with two screws. One allows you to rotate it around its axis (there is a fixed position in the center). The second is to adjust the tilt — there are seven levels from vertical to horizontal.
In six working positions, the height of the horizontal fastening screw, depending on the position of the telescopic rod, is: 10–13 cm, 15–23 cm, 20–31 cm, 24–37 cm, 26–41 cm, 28–43 cm.
This is what the tripod looks like when folded.
Unfortunately, Aliexpress deleted all users’ purchase history for many years, leaving only the last year or two, so I can’t see where I bought it. Now I could find it only from two sellers on Ali: the first one for 1086 rubles (it’s not even clear from the pictures that the bar is tilting), the second one for 1212 rubles.
Note that I shot on a table with this tripod upside down. If you position it the other way around, changing subjects is not so convenient. In order to make it convenient and not shoot upside down, you can buy or make your own cage for the camera, which allows you to fix it not from below, but from above the body.