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Kandi Zakarian
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I know those terms don't really go together.....lightweight and inexpensive...when it comes to tripods, however I'm looking for a decent one to use on my Leica D-Lux 5. I do own a Feisol and Photo Clam ballhead but think their a bit heavy for travel and this smaller camera. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.

Kandie



Dec 29, 2011 at 08:56 PM
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I like the Cullmann 1002 and similar tripods. If you limit the holding weight to what is actually needed and don't need a 60" or similar height tripod you can get something for under $100 that is small enough and light enough that you do not hesitate to strap it to your camera bag.


Dec 30, 2011 at 02:10 AM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Lightweight "Inexpensive" travel tripod


Joby gorillapod and get creative? I've got one and I have almost as much fun attaching it to weird places than I do actually taking the photos!


Dec 30, 2011 at 01:12 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Lightweight "Inexpensive" travel tripod


Thanks elkhornsun, I'll check them out.

Thanks SidewinderX. I've been looking at those for sometime now but I'm thinking more traditional at this point, but who knows, maybe one of each!!!



Dec 30, 2011 at 03:09 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Lightweight "Inexpensive" travel tripod


Kandi Zakarian wrote:
Thanks elkhornsun, I'll check them out.

Thanks SidewinderX. I've been looking at those for sometime now but I'm thinking more traditional at this point, but who knows, maybe one of each!!!


The Gorillapod is only useful in specific situations. I bought one for testing, but never really used it due to the low height. Unless you are shooting low to the ground you will constantly be searching for objects to attach it to. It is good for mounting a remote portable flash.

EBH



Dec 30, 2011 at 05:06 PM
 

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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Lightweight "Inexpensive" travel tripod


I was in the same boat. Looking for an inexpensive lightweight tripod for a trip to Budapest. After some research I went with the Opteka FTR56. It weights about 3lbs. folds down to just over 15" and has a load capacity of 13lbs all for about $50 on amazon. It did its job and nothing more nothing less.


Dec 31, 2011 at 10:56 PM
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Slik Sprint Pro
Velbon Ultra Luxi/Maxi



Dec 31, 2011 at 11:11 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · Lightweight "Inexpensive" travel tripod


Look at the Benro travel tripods.


Jan 03, 2012 at 12:00 AM
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Thanks for all your help. Still haven't decided but doing all the research is actually fun. I really like the Benro travel tripods but I'm not sure I want to spend that much money as I already have a good Feisol. I have time as my trip isn't until March.


Jan 03, 2012 at 03:38 PM





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