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#164722 - 04/07/12 08:53 PM Tripod for camera?
keepitlow Offline
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Registered: 05/13/09
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Loc: NE US
OK, does not have to be ultralite. But need something packable and decent for a dslr cam. What is out there?

Thanks!

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#164726 - 04/08/12 12:08 AM Re: Tripod for camera? [Re: keepitlow]
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Posts: 2801
Loc: NorCal
Hard to say. Can you tell us more about your equipment, what you like to shoot, why you need a tripod vs. handholding and what your budget and target weight are? My recommendations usually cost more than folks' cameras, so I don't want to go nuts here.

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#164729 - 04/08/12 04:08 AM Re: Tripod for camera? [Re: keepitlow]
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I could give u the brands if u want, but last year I bought 4 lightweight tripods, most around a pound, at garage sales that cost between $3 and $5 ea. All work great.
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#164746 - 04/08/12 05:10 PM Re: Tripod for camera? [Re: keepitlow]
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Got a Pentax compact dslr. Using tripod for time exposures that wil blur photo when hand held.

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#164775 - 04/09/12 01:10 AM Re: Tripod for camera? [Re: keepitlow]
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Loc: Texas Hill Country
I carry a gorillapod hybrid for a lumix gf2. http://joby.com/gorillapod/hybrid/
They have a slightly beefier model for DSLRs. http://joby.com/gorillapod/slrzoom/


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#164857 - 04/10/12 02:11 PM Re: Tripod for camera? [Re: keepitlow]
Paulo Offline
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Loc: Normally Pacific Northwest
http://aoxiang.en.alibaba.com/product/270381743-200155395/Tripod.html

I bought this in South America for fairly cheap. It is a bit less than a pound and packs up pretty tidily. It even has a spirit level. It's not super strong, hence the light weight. I'm going to be taking it with me on some trips before I write up any reviews or recommend it.
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#164922 - 04/12/12 02:03 AM Re: Tripod for camera? [Re: Paulo]
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I would look for something like a small Slik. I have a Hakuba but it is old, got it at a second hand shop, and can't find anything on it on the net that is recent. I would look on some of the camera shop websites, like B&H or even Amazon.
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#165185 - 04/21/12 08:47 PM Re: Tripod for camera? [Re: keepitlow]
Dondo Offline
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Loc: Colorado Rockies
Here's what I'm using these days: @ Dondo Outdoors .

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#165585 - 05/02/12 03:11 PM Re: Tripod for camera? [Re: Dondo]
kevonionia Offline
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Dondo: Great post. Now I want to see more spectacular shots of yours on your next hike.
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