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Old Jun 27, 2003, 10:46 PM   #1
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Default Need recommendation for lightweight, small tripod for hiking

Can anyone here recommend a good tripod that is sturdy, yet lightweight and small? I'm looking for something to take on hikes, as well as when I go traveling.
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Old Jun 27, 2003, 11:07 PM   #2
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What do you plan to put on it? How much money are you willing to spend.

There are many companies which make tripods, but the list which keeps coming up as "the only ones to consider" are:
Bogen / Manfrotto (same company), Gitzo (owned by Manfrotto, I've been told, but still treated as a separate entity) and some like slik. Benbo is fairly good, but their good tripods are neither small nor light.

Don't forget that you will want some kind of tripod head. But what you want depends on how heavy your camera is, and what you use it for... heck, that is the same info you need in picking a tripod!

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Old Jun 28, 2003, 8:31 AM   #3
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Thanks for the reply!
I'd like to be able to put the tripod in my my small day pack, along with my camera, etc.
Unfortunately, money is a BIG issue! I'd prefer to keep it under $100 (even lower if possible). I realize that I'll have to sacrifice some quality for that, but that's all I can do.
Thanks again!
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Old Jun 30, 2003, 6:19 AM   #4
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Default The Ultrapod!

Hello ruzicka,

Take a look...


Ultrapod I


Ultrapod II (larger version)

Light weight, cheep and versatile.

It can even be attached to a tree limb and set to those awkward angles!
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