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Old Jan 30, 2005, 11:04 AM   #1
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Tony,


Where did you get the mini tripod from? Do the legs extend?


http://www.stevesforums.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=45971&forum_id=19&page=2


I saw a similar one recently but the legs did not seem to open very far ....giving a poor base length ......what's yours like? Others on Ebay seem OK from their photos.

Jessops Liverpool are waiting to get their version in for me to look at.

Do you folks know of, or can recommend,other alternatives ....... but not the bendy ones? I like the idea of fold flat ones ...... but Tony's seems very compact too!

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Old Jan 30, 2005, 11:11 AM   #2
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KK,

Tony's looks very much like the Jessops own brand model I would post a link but I think the web site is down as I'm not reaching it.

It came up last night, as I was looking for a full size tripod, the special offer one at 7dayshop is just too good for £12.99 I think, with shoulder bag


Edit:- This minipod looks quite good:-

http://www.7dayshop.com/catalog/norm...;x=11&y=11
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Old Jan 30, 2005, 11:28 AM   #3
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Got mine in Lanzarote LOL and it is cheap but legs do not extend. E bay has plenty decent ones with tilt headsand legs that extend.Still mine has come in useful several times when i did not have 1 of my other tripods to hand

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Old Jan 30, 2005, 11:35 AM   #4
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This looks good and they are real cheap

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...13931&rd=1

wonder how that would take the weight of the camera on it's side?

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Old Jan 30, 2005, 11:47 AM   #5
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Mine is very sturdy even though the legsdo not open far....will post a pic.....
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Old Jan 30, 2005, 12:10 PM   #6
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This small Sony 1 looks good and strong

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...19205&rd=1
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Tony's looks like it has a good spread ....much better than the one I saw in Liverpool, which was similar to the first Ebay link Tony posted - Extras4U..... looks like it could be a little unsteady!

The Sony one looks fine and what about the spread on the 7dayshop one ....... nice!

Thanks folks ..... I'll see what the Jessops one is like then plunge in! It has the advantage(?) of a QR system.


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Old Jan 30, 2005, 2:29 PM   #8
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a quick release system on a mini pod really isn't necessary in my opinion. I have seen those Sony ones on e bay a lot of times so there will always be one around...tempted to get one myself actually but will see how that goes

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I have an Ultrapod for my small cameras and an Ultrapod II for my large ones. It is stable as a mini-tripod, but has the capability to use a chair or pole as a tripod. You can also put it on the end of a stick to use as a monopod. It is made of a composite material and very light for its strength. It is also cheap. Less than $10 in the US for the Ultrapod and less than $20 for the Ultrapod II.
http://www.pedcopods.com/instru02.htm

http://www.pedcopods.com/products.htm

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Thanks Slipe an interesting alternative ...... I've been surfing and found a few futuristic looking ones too.

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...35064&rd=1

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...03390&rd=1

Groovy!

http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/ws/eBayISAPI.d...03436&rd=1

As I said .....choices, choices .... cheers, KK

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