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  • Compact tripods

    I'm about to do some travelling and I need to upgrade from my old Jessops clamp tripod, http://www.comparestoreprices.co.uk/...ble-tripod.asp which was one of the best things I ever bought because it's been in my camera bag the whole time and been incredibly verstile because it's not strong enough for the E-30 + 14-54

    I've so far some up with 2 optsions for this "ecer ready the

    Gorrillapod SLR-Zoom http://joby.com/gorillapod/slrzoom/

    Velbon Ultra Maxi-Mini http://www.velbon.co.uk/newvelbon/pa...amaximini.html

    I think the 1st is winning, but not having used one of these flexible devices with anything more than a compact I'm uncertain. I'd actually like a manfrotto device as my existing QR plates would fit, but they seem to offer just the full sized or a pure tabletop which both look too limited

    Any opinions on the 2 devices above or suggestions for this type of device that I've not seen

    I think my "Lightweight travel kit" will be ...
    E-30; E-510; 11-22; 14-54, 50mm; 50-200; EC-14; FL-36, FL-20
    hence most of the "mini tripods" are not up to it

    Regards
    Andy
    Sometimes I feel like a film... kept in the dark and let out only for short bursts

    My Stuff is on http://www.shenstone.me.uk & I spend a lot of time over on http://e-group.uk.net/

  • #2
    Re: Compact tripods

    Sounds like you have it narrowed down to a couple yourself, what sort of photography are you doing? I only use a tripod for macro work and night shots, telephoto shots are pretty much handled with os or vr.
    Also, is this like a round the world type of travelling or a trip to blackpool for 2 days?
    http://www.ftmphotography.co.uk

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    • #3
      Re: Compact tripods

      Thanks for the input

      this was for a short trip and mainly for macro / night work as I have larger tripods for general work @ home

      the decision was made after some really useful input over on the e-group http://e-group.uk.net/forum/showthre...3411#post83411

      Regards
      Andy
      Sometimes I feel like a film... kept in the dark and let out only for short bursts

      My Stuff is on http://www.shenstone.me.uk & I spend a lot of time over on http://e-group.uk.net/

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      • #4
        Re: Compact tripods

        In photography, a tripod is used to stabilize and elevate a camera, or to support flashes or other photographic equipment. All photographic tripods have three legs and a mounting head to couple with a camera. The mounting head usually includes a 1/4" diameter, 20 threads per inch (1/4-20) thumbscrew which couples to a female receptor located on the vast majority of cameras, as well as a mechanism to be able to rotate and tilt the camera when it is mounted on the tripod. Tripod legs are usually collapsible towards the height axis and telescoping, in order to save space when not in use. Tripods are usually made from aluminum, steel, wood or plastic.

        Thanks,

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