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Old Mar 15, 2010, 7:44 PM   #1
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What, if any, tripod are you guys using? I am looking for something to take on my backpacking trips that is small and doesnt weigh that much.
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Old Mar 15, 2010, 7:47 PM   #2
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cullmann nanomax or slik mini

if you want even smaller, a joby gorillapod slr for a fz35/38 or the gorillapod compact for a smaller camera.
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I am thinking this one:

http://www.amazon.com/Slik-Mini-Tabl...696731&sr=1-17

Or this one:

http://www.amazon.com/SLIK-TRIPODS-M...696731&sr=1-12
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those are pretty small, but what camera are you bringing with you?
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The FZ35. I need something that I can carry with me that isnt too heavy (12-16 ounces is the max I really want). Not sure if it is helpful to have one that small, but I am looking for options.
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get the gorillapod slr. That is what I use for a olympus EPL-1 which is about the same size. It is pretty light and when set up as a tripod it is pretty stable. And you can wrap it around a branch if you need it at a higher elevation then ground level. It packs super easy.

http://www.adorama.com/TPGPSLR.html

I will post a photo of it holding up a epl-1 which is about the same weight and size.
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Here is the shot with the gorrilapod slr and the epl-1, there is a quick release plate with a level on the back end. Help lever the shot.
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Sounds perfect. I have the smaller, original version, which works pretty well for my smaller point and shoot, but it is too little for the FZ35. Thanks for the help.
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I use a Gorillapod SLR too. Has a built-in spirit level (bubble level) which is very handy!
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