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Hello Forum, I am looking for a tripod for a small mirrorless or APSC-DSLR that quickly can be retracted by pressing a button. Any tips? I want to use it for Urban exploration of abandoned buildings and nightwalks. It would be great to be able to quickly escape and not fiddle with the tripod and get cought


Oct 18, 2017 at 10:09 AM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · Selfretracting tripod?


so many things to potentially go wrong there. sometimes the simple things in life work the best.



Oct 18, 2017 at 12:32 PM
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Closest thing I can think of is a Manfrotto 458. I have one. The legs extend by pulling them out. No twists or levers. They retract by pressing a button for each leg and slide right up. Also press to adjust for height and unevenness.

Itís full-size, not compact. Itís average weight, not heavy but not a lightweight. Fast to deploy and undeploy. Near silent operation.



Oct 18, 2017 at 12:34 PM
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Please help me to understand this post. Unless I'm misinterpreting your question, you're asking for assistance in reducing your chances of being caught while carrying out an illegal activity. Is that an accurate summary?


Oct 18, 2017 at 01:00 PM
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It's the tripod for trespassers.

Any that are self-retracting would also be flimsy.

EBH



Oct 18, 2017 at 02:21 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · Selfretracting tripod?


Not quite what you are looking for, but used to use a Cullman Titan 935 for wedding photography. Two piece legs, with lever locks on top and an air cushioned center column. At 4kg, it was no lightweight, but it was extraordinarily quick to use and quite sturdy.


Oct 18, 2017 at 03:06 PM
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DanBrown wrote:
Please help me to understand this post. Unless I'm misinterpreting your question, you're asking for assistance in reducing your chances of being caught while carrying out an illegal activity. Is that an accurate summary?


at least he is not pulling an O.J.: "If I did it:"



Oct 18, 2017 at 10:01 PM
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This is actually a burgeoning area of photography. If I were a younger man I would like to try it.


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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · Selfretracting tripod?


Can you use a monopod ? Manfrotto Neotech 685B while not self retracting is very quick to deploy and reploy. It works as described like the above tripod, but of course has one leg. Very stable. I use it with a D4S + Induro BHD3 ball head.


Oct 21, 2017 at 04:38 PM
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If you do go with a monopod, get a pistol grip ball head. Trying to balance everything while cranking down screws in the dark eats up lots of time.


Oct 23, 2017 at 05:41 AM
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I used a pistol grip head on a monopod for about five years. I liked using the monopod a lot more after I chucked it away and got a proper monopod (tilt) head. Now, I use the RRS MH-01 on Feisol 3441S amd Manfrotto Neo-Tec monopods for big stuff, and a Manfrotto 234 on 676B Digi for the small stuff (and light travel).


Oct 23, 2017 at 11:41 AM
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What I use for my Canon G7X on travel is Velbon CUBE Compact Tripod.



Oct 24, 2017 at 02:04 PM
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garjor wrote:
What I use for my Canon G7X on travel is Velbon CUBE Compact Tripod.


Thank you, that is exactly what I was looking for. Looks great, how are your hands on experiences?



Oct 29, 2017 at 12:30 PM
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it is nothing of what you asked for


Oct 29, 2017 at 12:57 PM
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Rambazamba73 wrote:
Thank you, that is exactly what I was looking for. Looks great, how are your hands on experiences?


What you see at youtube videos is true.

You have to open the legs past their natural posiition to have more stability

The head does not allow some angles in landscape mode

Main use is for long exposures, for normal exposures I use a Joby Micro Tripod againt a wall, a light post, letter box, etc.







Oct 29, 2017 at 08:27 PM
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DanBrown wrote:
Please help me to understand this post. Unless I'm misinterpreting your question, you're asking for assistance in reducing your chances of being caught while carrying out an illegal activity. Is that an accurate summary?


Accurate, sure. Relevant? Probably not.
Driving 2 MPH over the limit is also illegal. I'll bet 98% of the people here do that every day.
Trespassing on an abandoned property hardly ranks as a threat to society....



Oct 30, 2017 at 01:03 AM







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