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jaredmizanin
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · Mighty Low Boy alternative?


I am looking for a nice travel/macro tripod, for times when I do not feel like lugging around my Gitzo 3541LS. The Kirk Mighty Low Boy seems like a good option:

-folded length 11.25"
-height range from 1.75" to 28" depending on which center post is used
-four leg angles
-weight w/ short center post: 2.6 lbs

I am unsure how much weight it can support, but the website photos depict it supporting a 500/4, so obviously it is strong.

I am curious what other options are available. It must be under 12" folded, be able to achieve close to ground-level height, and be able to support at least 7lbs.

Primary use, I will add, would be macro (reptiles, amphibians, flowers, etc) and should at least support my 1D3 with 180mm macro plus 550EX speedlite.

Thanks!



May 31, 2013 at 03:47 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Mighty Low Boy alternative?


I have the Berlebach Mini-tripod. Similar to the Mighty Low Boy but in wood. Very stable and support rather big lenses. Lower price also
http://www.berlebach.de/?bereich=details&id=249&sprache=english



May 31, 2013 at 07:06 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · Mighty Low Boy alternative?


then there is the RRS alternative

http://reallyrightstuff.com/ProductDesc.aspx?code=TP-243&type=0&eq=&desc=TP-243-Ground-Level-Tripod&key=it

sorry 12.4" folded just off a hair



May 31, 2013 at 09:21 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Mighty Low Boy alternative?


Then there is the Matthews alternative: similar to the Mighty Low Boy but in steel.



Okay, the Matthews Low Boy is a light stand, but it meets some of your requirements: range of leg angles, ground level reach with grip arm, travels on its own wheels, supports 55 lbs. With grip arm, I use it as an alternative camera stand in my studio. It can also serve as a light stand:




Jun 01, 2013 at 03:51 AM
Dave Hahn
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · Mighty Low Boy alternative?


Might want to look at this

http://fplate.net/



Jun 06, 2013 at 01:17 AM





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