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11/10/2008 11:28:55 PM · #1
What's the best lightweight portable tripod for attaching to a backpack while walking around the city or hiking?
11/10/2008 11:33:29 PM · #2
I'd say a Gorillapod SLR Zoom. Mine has an add-on Slik ball head to quickly and easily switch orientation. It's not full height, but great for tabletop tripod, wrapping around railings, poles, chairs, ladders, walls or most anything. It's lightweight also and easily fits in a backpack.
(eta) better description and link.

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11/10/2008 11:46:22 PM · #3
A monopod.

11/10/2008 11:50:39 PM · #4
Originally posted by iMacDaddyX2:

What's the best lightweight portable tripod for attaching to a backpack while walking around the city or hiking?


Choosing the best depends on your height. You want to measure from ground to your eyes so you don't always have to stoop over to take pictures. What's the minimum height that you will be using the tripod at? What the minimum fold up height that you are able to tolerate? How much weight are you planning put on the tripod? What kind of tripod head do you prefer?

I have Velbon Ultra Maxi F tripod as my smaller take around tripod.

Originally posted by boyd2000:

I'd say a Gorillapod. Mine has an add-on Slik ball head to quickly and easily switch orientation. It's not full height, but great for tabletop tripod, wrapping around railings, poles, chairs, ladders, walls or most anything. It's lightweight also.


I bought one as a strobe flash holder :)


Message edited by author 2008-11-11 00:08:21.
11/11/2008 12:01:52 AM · #5
After I read my brief non-detailed post, I'd like to rephrase the question:

I'm looking for a lightweight portable tripod for trekking around the city that would support my Canon 50D with a Canon 70-200L f2.8 IS USM lens that would allow the stability for night photography.

thanks.
11/11/2008 12:14:25 AM · #6
Originally posted by iMacDaddyX2:

After I read my brief non-detailed post, I'd like to rephrase the question:

I'm looking for a lightweight portable tripod for trekking around the city that would support my Canon 50D with a Canon 70-200L f2.8 IS USM lens that would allow the stability for night photography.

thanks.


You should definitely look into a carbon fiber model. Get one with a hook and you can attach your camera bag to weight down the tripod some more for extra stability.
11/11/2008 12:41:15 AM · #7
190CXPRO3 I just got this tripod, literally a couple hours ago! I will get out and really use it tommorrow and will let you know how I like it. Its very light and has a built in hook that you can hang your bag from. I will be curious to see how this works with some wind though, I might fashion some sort of strap so that I can tighten it down with the bag on the ground for windy situations. Feels really solid and will hold 11 pounds.

Message edited by author 2008-11-11 00:42:21.
11/21/2008 11:58:51 PM · #8
Just to update this post, I purchased the 190CXPRO3 with the friction grip ball head. I couldn't be happier!
11/22/2008 01:29:32 AM · #9
I agree a carbon fiber tripod is great for walking. I have found this guy on ebay.
I have this tripod for about 6 months now, and I must say it's wonderful. Yes it's not brand name, but haven't found any technical problems with it. Price is great, and quality is great too. Highly recommend it.
05/18/2010 04:16:41 PM · #10
I purchased a 190XProB and after reading that the 190CXPro3 was listed as the best portable tripod legs at www.thebestthingtobuy.com, I sold the aluminum ones and bought the carbon fiber. I could not be happier with these tripod legs. I do a lot of hiking in the woods and use a fairly heavy tripod head (405 Pro Gear Head), so any weight savings are really nice.
05/18/2010 04:26:03 PM · #11
I have the Benro TRA269, and it is really good, light, strong, and collapses into a small size. It easily supports my d90 with battery grip and heavy lens. This Link gives a better idea of the compactness (shorter when folded than most monopods). There are other Benro models, too, so you might find another one that is better suited.

Message edited by author 2010-05-18 16:28:49.
05/18/2010 06:00:09 PM · #12
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