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11/13/2017 10:04:09 PM · #1
I hate flying. I hate "trusting my luggage" to the airline "check-in". Especially when traveling abroad and changing flights. Long waiting anxiously waiting for your suitcase to pop out, if it ever dose (thats another story). That is why I only travel with "carry on". I finally found a good quality full size and affordable Manfrotto tripod that fits in my carry on. (this tripod is so good , that also is another story).
The point is : What does anybody know out there about the rumor that tripods are considered a weapon and must be checked in??!! The horror!!
A SLR camera with a lens can weigh over a kilo (2.2lb). Whats next ? our photo gear too??!!
Please share your thoughts or facts.
11/13/2017 10:14:22 PM · #2
First question...which Manfrotto?

2 - airlines/TSA are currently moving in the direct that no cameras or computers will be allowed on aircraft...they will all have to be checked. Iím looking into a pelican case
11/13/2017 10:31:44 PM · #3
Regarding the tripod. I like so many others have a closet full of cheap tripods that are , well worthless. I fumbled on this compact action tripod that is quite affordable and can fit in any carry-on. Of coarse it's designed in Italy, but made in...China. LOL! But its a great little, sturdy tripod. I got in Best Buy. around 80 bucks or so.

Message edited by author 2017-11-13 22:32:30.
11/14/2017 04:54:01 AM · #4
i have the gitso traveller GK1555T-82TQD its amazing i have 3 manfrotto small tripods carbo fibre steel etc and this is miles better in compactness weight and stability

had the three legged thing traveller as well gave that away to a lad who works for me to take to south america not stable at all but all head was ok

the gitso is leagues ahead
11/14/2017 04:44:44 PM · #5
Iíve been looking and Manfrotto will be here at our local Camera shop doing trade ins and a friend gave me his old tripod so Iíll trade that....!

31.gif Mariano1127 - which model number?
11/14/2017 04:46:48 PM · #6
Originally posted by Giles:

i have the gitso traveller GK1555T-82TQD its amazing i have 3 manfrotto small tripods carbo fibre steel etc and this is miles better in compactness weight and stability

had the three legged thing traveller as well gave that away to a lad who works for me to take to south america not stable at all but all head was ok

the gitso is leagues ahead


Holy Hell - thats out of my league!!!
11/14/2017 05:18:59 PM · #7
Originally posted by Ja-9:

Originally posted by Giles:

i have the gitso traveller GK1555T-82TQD


Holy Hell - thats out of my league!!!

"6 or 12 Month financing available**"

I'm guessing Mariano is referring to this one, which doesn't require a second mortgage.
11/14/2017 06:49:11 PM · #8
regarding Ja-9 request:
It dose not have a model number: its called the "Manfrotto Imagen More"
They sell it at "Best Buy"
I would not have bought it but I saw a guy in DC with one who let me use his and it was great for the money. It has the ball manfrotto type of socket. And it fits in a carry on. around 80$
Remember that is Manfrotto design but "made in china". Can send a pic if you would like!
Actually Art has it right. Guess I paid too much :-(
I checked out the GK1555T-82TQD... Yikes!!!!!!

Message edited by author 2017-11-14 18:53:10.
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