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12/31/2006 09:02:53 PM · #1
Iím looking for a solution to carrying my camera equipment around.
1 body, a couple of lenses, usual knickknacks, and a medium/light weight tripod.
I guess Iíd describe myself as a landscape / opportunist photographer.

Iím pretty sold on the idea of a Slingshot Backpack Ė but I havnít come across a suitable solution for carrying a tripod yet.
Ideally Iíd like something that Ďstrappedí snugly to my back, leaving my hands free, with a quick-release buckle. Over the shoulder type bags exert a life of their own, I donít want to have to keep juggling with it to keep it on my shoulder.

Of course I never actually use a tripod. In accordance with Sodís Law I only need to use a tripod when I havnít brought one with me. If I decide to bring one with me thereís never a call to use it. However, in order for me to continue never having to need to use one, I need to find a method to conveniently carry one.

Anyone have any suggestions?
12/31/2006 11:26:28 PM · #2
Originally posted by Traff:

Iím looking for a solution to carrying my camera equipment around.
1 body, a couple of lenses, usual knickknacks, and a medium/light weight tripod.
I guess Iíd describe myself as a landscape / opportunist photographer.

Iím pretty sold on the idea of a Slingshot Backpack Ė but I havnít come across a suitable solution for carrying a tripod yet.
Ideally Iíd like something that Ďstrappedí snugly to my back, leaving my hands free, with a quick-release buckle. Over the shoulder type bags exert a life of their own, I donít want to have to keep juggling with it to keep it on my shoulder.

Of course I never actually use a tripod. In accordance with Sodís Law I only need to use a tripod when I havnít brought one with me. If I decide to bring one with me thereís never a call to use it. However, in order for me to continue never having to need to use one, I need to find a method to conveniently carry one.

Anyone have any suggestions?


Have you thought about downsizing? I got a tripod for Christmas that expands to about 4' and collapses to about 12" I think The Husband got it at Wal-Mart... it fits right into my camera bag (and I have a tiny camera bag) It was around 25 bucks or so...

Hope this helps! :D

Jojo
12/31/2006 11:28:04 PM · #3
My Tamrac Cyberpack 8 has straps for carrying tripod/monopods. Look into that one.
01/01/2007 01:38:46 AM · #4
Originally posted by Traff:


I guess Iíd describe myself as a landscape / opportunist photographer.


Using a tripod will make you a better photographer, especially with landscapes.
01/01/2007 05:39:00 PM · #5
' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21_F.gif', '/') + 1) . ' TCGuru - That sounds ideal for the casual outing when you really want to keep gear to a minimum Ė a lightweight tripod is way better than no tripod at all.

' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' MrEd Ė Thanks Ė Iíll check it out.

' . substr('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', strrpos('//www.dpchallenge.com/images/user_icon/21.gif', '/') + 1) . ' Jmsetzler - Using a tripod will make you a better photographerÖ If it will help me take a better photograph Iíll be happy enough Ė I believe making me a better photographer would involve meeting the devil at the crossroads and selling my soul or some suchÖ :-)

Thanks all for taking the time out to reply Ė Happy New Year!
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