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pnut Jan 3, 2010 8:23 AM

Need tripod recommendation
 
- For a P&S
- Collapses small as possible (top priority)
- 5-6 foot tall
- lightweight
- Less than $200

Never owned a tripod before, but would like to take one travelling, use indoors with family, portraits, etc.

Was looking through Amazon and my head started spinning, so many options, and I have no idea where to start.

Thank you.

The Barbarian Jan 3, 2010 2:36 PM

B&H Camera in New York offers a nice selection, including one superlightweight folding Tamrac that's 11 oz, and goes 44 inches high.

I know that's a bit shorter than you'd like, but it's the kind of thing you would easily carry with you. I use a Velbon CX690, and it works very well for me. You'd want something lighter for a P&S; there are a number of lighter ones in that series that might be right for you.

I like the way the quick-release head works, and the bubble level on this series is very usable.

pnut Jan 3, 2010 6:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by The Barbarian (Post 1035022)
B&H Camera in New York offers a nice selection, including one superlightweight folding Tamrac that's 11 oz, and goes 44 inches high.

I know that's a bit shorter than you'd like, but it's the kind of thing you would easily carry with you. I use a Velbon CX690, and it works very well for me. You'd want something lighter for a P&S; there are a number of lighter ones in that series that might be right for you.

I like the way the quick-release head works, and the bubble level on this series is very usable.

I think I found it, this one?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...tra_Light.html

I love it, just what I had in mind. I wonder however how sturdy it is? Too bad no adjustable height though too. That's a problem. The search continues.


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