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Question - Tripod

Discussion in 'Kit / Clothing / Equipment' started by Gabe, Jul 23, 2012.

  1. Gabe

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    Ive got two tripods, a big manfrotto, a cheap hama of the same sort of size but alot lighter. Anyone got any tips on a tripod that will fold up small enough to go inside a camera bag but sturdy enough that it will hold a Canon 60D with a 135mm lens?
     

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    Stick with the Manfrotto for holding that fairly chunky camera, in my opinion.
     
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    http://www.velbon.co.uk/products/photo/ultra_UT-43D.html
    This is a pretty hot contender. Folds up small enough to go inside a bag if you dont want a massive hunk of metal rattling about when climbing scaff or waltzing through hotel lobbys but extends to about 5 1/2 foot.

    I've pretty much permanently relegated my posh manfrotto to the cupboard for anything but walk-ins and landscape photography.
     
  4. Gabe

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    I havnt actually taken the manfrotto out yet, its reserved for the studio, its pretty heavy, even the hama gets in the way and was a frickin nightmare at Pye.
     
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    I use this one, it's a cracking bit of kit with a 1.5kg weight limit
     
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    Haha the evil Modo
     
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    Cheers fishy that Velbon looks like just what I'm after
     
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