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Author Topic: Lightweight or smaller tripods for photography  (Read 3557 times)

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We're off to Hares Gap on Friday night with the plan to do a bit of photography. I've got a rickety old tripod from years ago but it's heavy and not very steady. Does anyone take a tripod into the mountains and if so what sort or do you have any advice.
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Re: Lightweight or smaller tripods for photography
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2016 »

I use a Manfrotto Befree. It packs down small and is relatively light, yet still reasonably stable.
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Re: Lightweight or smaller tripods for photography
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2016 »

choke choke, I think he was looking something slightly cheaper  ;D  here's what I have, to be honest its fiddly to use and occasionally falls apart (great fun in the dark!) but if you persevere with it does the job for only £8

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Hot-53-Camera-Camcorder-Tripod-stand-for-Canon-Nikon-Sony-Fuji-Olympis-/140714006210?hash=item20c33556c2:g:kwEAAOSwv-NWXs-~





I also have a 25 year old larger tripod for near the car camps

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Re: Lightweight or smaller tripods for photography
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2016 »

I think Liam's is a bit more in my price range. £120 for a tripod would be ballpark 1/3 of the cost of the camera :D

When you say "occasionally falls apart", is that in a camera falling to the ground fashion or just trying to get the tripod up in the first place. Though I suppose that's the benefit of Ed's one, unlikely to drop your expensive camera from a height.
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Re: Lightweight or smaller tripods for photography
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2016 »

I got mine in a lightning deal, tho it was still dear enough at 60 notes.
A colleague of mine spent nearly 300 notes on his. He probably died a little inside (and outside too if his wife found out)
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Re: Lightweight or smaller tripods for photography
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2016 »

I use a Slik Mini II on my backbacking trips.
Just 907grams with a decent ballhead.

I wouldn't bother with a pan and tilt head for photography when hiking.
Unless you get a very expensive pan and tilt you will be plagued by head droop and wonky horizons.
A ballhead is lighter, more stable when locked and quicker to adjust.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Slik-43-3IN-Compact-Section-Tripod/dp/B0029QGQ5Q/ref=sr_1_7?s=electronics&ie=UTF8&qid=1455029709&sr=1-7&keywords=slik+tripod+compact
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Re: Lightweight or smaller tripods for photography
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2016 »

I started our with a cheap tripod but got tired of watching it vibrate in a light breeze so bought one of these
https://www.calphoto.co.uk/product/Manfrotto-MT190XPRO3-Aluminium-3-Section-Tripod/MNMT190XPRO3?gclid=CMPgusPM68oCFa0V0wodLVAGXw
Might be considered heavy but i have had it everywhere in all kinds of winds and even with long exposures up to 4 mins it hasn't let me down.
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Re: Lightweight or smaller tripods for photography
« Reply #7 on: March 27, 2016 »

I started our with a cheap tripod but got tired of watching it vibrate in a light breeze so bought one of these
https://www.calphoto.co.uk/product/Manfrotto-MT190XPRO3-Aluminium-3-Section-Tripod/MNMT190XPRO3?gclid=CMPgusPM68oCFa0V0wodLVAGXw
Might be considered heavy but i have had it everywhere in all kinds of winds and even with long exposures up to 4 mins it hasn't let me down.

You realise it may have been cheaper to simply get 3 good tent pegs with firm wire around the heads that grip the tripos feet to keep it stable.  8)
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