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    Smallish light weight Camera Tripods

    Im currently using all i had, a big heavy old alloy one, to mount my canon SX50 on mainly for video.

    Its way to big, way to heavy, i dont really need it to expand out as high, i currently strap to side of pack.

    Looking to get some thing that packs up smaller, is heaps lighter, dont want to get too carried away and spend hundreds on a real quality carbon fibre one etc.

    Theres a few cheepie ones on TM and availble via aliexpress etc that ive found.

    What are you guys using? Anything that you have found is reasonably priced, will meet my weight/size criteria and works ok?

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    I bought a short Slik brand one. It's not uber light, but it's very robust and stable. One similar to this;

    Slik Compact 2 | Jacobs Photo and Digital
    I'm drawn to the mountains and the bush, it's where life is clear, where the world makes the most sense.

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    I bought a gorilla pod and have used it the last couple if weeks have been real good with my dlsr


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    Gorilla pod.

    I have the same camera. I think Norway uses an sx50/gorilla pod for his videos too. Highly recommended for lightweight.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshC View Post
    I bought a short Slik brand one. It's not uber light, but it's very robust and stable. One similar to this;

    Slik Compact 2 | Jacobs Photo and Digital
    Thanks for that guys, i like the look of that Slik compact, i have a Joby Gorillapod video (the smaller one) and i hate the bloody thing, do you guys have the larger 'SLR-Zoom' one?

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    Didn't @Munsey ask this exact same question about a couple of days ago?

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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwijames View Post
    Didn't @Munsey ask this exact same question about a couple of days ago?
    I had a quick scan down the thread titles too before I posted the thread.

    I see why I missed it, he didnt mention tripod in the title.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Munsey View Post
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    Cool. I'm not going mad then
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    I had the same as Josh but I changed to the Mini 2

    Slik Mini 2 | Jacobs Photo and Digital

    I pulled the swivel off the old one, and put it on the Mini 2 so I could use a hot foot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigc View Post
    I had the same as Josh but I changed to the Mini 2

    Slik Mini 2 | Jacobs Photo and Digital

    I pulled the swivel off the old one, and put it on the Mini 2 so I could use a hot foot.
    How do you find it mate? Tall enough to get above tussock and grass? Stable?
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    Left: Promaster XC525C Carbon $239 USD (1600mm high 1190 grams, weight hook, integral monopod, twist locks)

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    I bought an INCA i 3170 it's about 800 grams. Measures 440mm long when folded down. Extends up to about armpit height and is real stable. The best bit wad it was only $80.i bought it for my video camera so wasn't so concerned about weight. But more so strength and stability
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    Quote Originally Posted by JoshC View Post
    How do you find it mate? Tall enough to get above tussock and grass? Stable?
    It would probably be shit... I actually have Compact 11! I just checked...

    I did rip the top swivel off and replace it with the one from my older bigger tripod; so I could use my hot foot.

    Do you screw on your camera every time you use it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigc View Post
    It would probably be shit... I actually have Compact 11! I just checked...

    I did rip the top swivel off and replace it with the one from my older bigger tripod; so I could use my hot foot.

    Do you screw on your camera every time you use it?
    Ok sweet, I was thinking about buying one, probably won't now. If I'm clambering around in wet weather, rough stuff I'll carry camera in its waterproof case and only fit it to the tripod when needed, otherwise I'll just carry it screwed onto the tripod.
    I'm drawn to the mountains and the bush, it's where life is clear, where the world makes the most sense.

 

 

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