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Can someone recommend a mini "table top" tripod for backpacking?
Posted by: grad
Date: April 18, 2006 05:40PM
Can someone recommend a mini "table top" tripod for backpacking.
Weight is a concern.
Have a small Canon Digi-elf it would be paired with.

Are there any mini-tripods which would work with a Canon SLR? (for examples 20d)?
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Re: Can someone recommend a mini "table top" tripod for backpacking?
Posted by: mattkime
Date: April 18, 2006 06:04PM
if your serious about your photos you'll bring a real tripod as well ;)



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Re: Can someone recommend a mini "table top" tripod for backpacking?
Posted by: BigGuynRusty
Date: April 18, 2006 06:13PM
I use this one.:
[www.allelectronics.com]

Also, take MattKime's advice!

BGnR
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Re: Can someone recommend a mini "table top" tripod for backpacking?
Posted by: michaelb
Date: April 18, 2006 07:21PM
I don't have one of these models, but these are likely to be the lightest on the market (at least that is how most people seem to think of backpackinglight and their fanatism about weight):

[www.backpackinglight.com]
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Re: Can someone recommend a mini "table top" tripod for backpacking?
Posted by: Racer X
Date: April 18, 2006 07:26PM
I have seen (and have one) that is like a C clamp, and a spike is stored in the body. You can screw in the spike and attach the clamp to it, or use it like a C clamp. it has a little ball head on it.

I have also seen some that instead of a spike, you can screw in 2 legs to make it a small tripod with the ball head on top.

You are on your own as far as finding them. try B&H Photo and Video on-line. Bogen makes a great and sturdy little tabletop tripod about $30, and unless you have a really long and heavy lens, the 20D should be OK on it. (balance issue basically)
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Re: Can someone recommend a mini "table top" tripod for backpacking?
Posted by: Baby Tats
Date: April 18, 2006 08:07PM
I saw one like BGnR has at Big Lots for 2.99 or 3.99 the other day. A friend had one on a trip we took and the goose neck legs worked pretty well on things like rocks and stumps. It would be fine with an Elph but probably not so much with an SLR.

BT
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Re: Can someone recommend a mini "table top" tripod for backpacking?
Posted by: hal
Date: April 18, 2006 08:42PM
don't bring a computer backpacking. that's crazy... and unnecessary.
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Re: Can someone recommend a mini "table top" tripod for backpacking?
Posted by: davester
Date: April 18, 2006 09:10PM
I have the michaelb style. It is great and weighs nothing. REI sells them if you have one near you.



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Re: Can someone recommend a mini "table top" tripod for backpacking?
Posted by: grad
Date: April 19, 2006 08:31AM
I like the ones on the Backpacking Light site, the Ultrapod II seems like it is just what I need.
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Re: Can someone recommend a mini "table top" tripod for backpacking?
Posted by: lost in space
Date: April 19, 2006 01:12PM
I use a sock full of dried beans.
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