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Budget Tripod

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Originally part of Panoramic Photos
A branched discussion from a previous post. Anyone have good recommendations for a small, lightweight budget tripod?
4 years ago, June 18th 2010 No: 1 Msg: #113569  
Michael, that is indeed and impressivr panorama on your new blog, looks excellent. I once took a 360 degree panorama from the top of a peak (small one!) in the Zanskar range in Ladakh, 18 shots I think. It came out pretty well but would cost a fortune to print it at any decent size, plus, back in 2004, I was shooting with 35mm film so the shots are relatively poor quality scans that probably wont be able to handle enlargement!

Off to Nepal soon so may try the same again, I'm gonna take a tripod this time so the results should be better. By the way Michael, or indeed anyone else, I am after some advice re. a compact and lightweight tripod for travel at a budgetish level. Was looking at the gorrilapod slr zoom as an alternative option. Anyone have any experience with these?

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4 years ago, June 18th 2010 No: 2 Msg: #113570  

I am after some advice re. a compact and lightweight tripod for travel at a budgetish level.



I'm interested in this too... I love my Tripod but it is somewhat bulky and just generally a pain in the butt to lug around. With two babies and all the stuff they need, space and weight are at a premium in my bag! Reply to this

4 years ago, June 18th 2010 No: 3 Msg: #113577  
As you can see I branched this off into a separate discussion so that others, who have recommendations, will see it.

Sadly, with tripods (as it seems with all camera equipment), budget is your key constraint. I'm sure you know this but the important consideration is the weight your tripod will have to support. I presently use a gitzo carbon fiber tripod which is light but still bulky and expensive.

I don't have experience with the gorilla-pods but have heard about them and they seem to get some respect. Of course they are limiting as far as height and setup in concerned but we all have to make compromises right?

Anybody else have recommendations?

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4 years ago, June 18th 2010 No: 4 Msg: #113579  

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