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Old Feb 18, 2006, 1:54 AM   #1
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Wondering what people are using.Ideally, something which folds up so that I can toss it in a back pack or messenger bag and take everywhere.Seems the only thing in this category, at least on a cursory glance, are those table mini tripods, which fold out to about a foot or less in height.The main use would be for night time photos. Lot of beautifully lit cathedrals and such in Europe.

























Seems the only thing in this category, at least on a cursory glance, are those table mini tripods, which fold out to about a foot or less in height.The main use would be for night time photos. Lot of beautifully lit cathedrals and such in Europe.












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Old Feb 18, 2006, 6:23 PM   #2
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Tiny and light (but I wouldn't call it sturdy.)* Does the job, & has a removable plate that can live on the camera:

http://www.velbon-tripod.com/ultra_maxi.htm
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Old Feb 23, 2006, 2:34 PM   #3
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How does the leg locking mechanism work on that? It's hard to tell from the photos.
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Old Feb 28, 2006, 9:14 PM   #4
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How does the leg locking mechanism work on that? It's hard to tell from the photos.
Couldn't be esier. Hand twist black knobs to tighten and loosen. Look at link on the bottom left of website for an instruction manual.
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Old Feb 28, 2006, 9:22 PM   #5
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Ordered it from Amazon for $87.* I belive there are different versions of the Max IS.* One with a ball mount and another with a more traditional mount.I got the one with the ball mount.Tried one of the Sunpack-made ones at Ritz which goes for $35.* More bulkier and heavier and not as solid as the Velbon.
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