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  • #16
    Re: Travel tripod

    I've bought a Redged tripod. Very light and compact. Doesn't go up too high but that is the compromise. i fit it inside a rucksac.
    http://www.ffordes.com/product/13082109582681
    Duncan

    Lots of toys.

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    • #17
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      I went for this one, Giottos Vitruvian VGRN9225 Aluminium Tripod with MH5310-630 Ball Head. I couldn't find the Giottos Vitruvian VGN 8255 from any UK dealer, but the 9225 aluminium one is lighter than the carbon fibre one.
      sigpicDave

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      • #18
        Jim
        www.jim-mccabe.co.uk
        http://www.jimmccabephotography.blogspot.com
        (My Travels in Aus & NZ)

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        • #19
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          I have two other tripods Jim, this one is just for travel, that will fit in my cabin luggage.
          sigpicDave

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          • #20
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            I have the Hahnel Triad C4 Compact Travel Tripod with 360 Degree Ball Head and really rate it. I think there is an updated version but the C4 is still listed for sale.

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            • #21
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              Looks pretty good Dave. As far as I can see it's very similar to the one I got but cheaper lighter and from a very recognised make. Just shows that buying at the Photo Show isn't always the best buy. Well done.
              http://www.flickr.com/photos/flip_photo_flickr/

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              • #22
                Re: Travel tripod

                Originally posted by Anne View Post
                Hi Dave, just checked and that is the correct model number. If I can post an image in the thread it will give you an idea of the size compared to the EM-1. I can fit it inside all my rucksacks quite easily.
                Hey Anne, you have the same tripod that I have. But I got mine with the Victory head. (manfrotto copycat).
                * Henry
                * Location: Subang Jaya, Selangor
                * Malaysia


                All my garbage so far.

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                • #23
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                  Originally posted by blu-by-u View Post
                  Hey Anne, you have the same tripod that I have. But I got mine with the Victory head. (manfrotto copycat).
                  May be it would have been good to have a choice but that's the way the camera shop here sold it and I have got used to the standard? head

                  For the same reason as Dave, I needed something that would fit in my hand luggage when I couldn't take my full size tripod and it has been brilliant. Absolutely great for long exposures in London when I don't want to lug a big tripod around....or family type holidays where photography is not the focus.

                  Phil D...I thought yours looked pretty good to me!

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                  • #24
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                    I found the Velbon Ultra Maxi M Tripod very good; 33.5cm folded, 0.92 kg, but importantly 135cm extended so you don't have to bend in half to use it. It has a pan and tilt head with a quick release plate, the centre column does reverse for low angle shots, but I can not reacall if the head is interchangeable and don't have it with me to check.

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                    Cameras: E-M5, E-PM2, OM40, OM4Ti
                    Lenses (M.Zuiko Digital): 7-14mm/F2.8, 12-40mm/F2.8, 40-150mm/F2.8+TC1.4x, 12-50mm/F3.5-6.3, 14-42mm/F3.5-5.6 EZ, M.ZD 40-150 F4-5.6 R, 75-300mm/F4.8-6.7 Mk1, 12mm/F2, 17mm/F1.8
                    Lenses (OM Zuiko): 50mm/F1.2, 24mm/F2, 35mm/F2.8 shift
                    Lenses (OM Fit): Vivitar Series II 28-105mm/F2.8-3.8, Sigma 21-35mm/F3.4-4.2, Sigma 35-70mm/F2.8-4, Sigma 75-200mm/F2.8-3.5, Vivitar Series II 100-500mm/F5.6-8.0, Centon 500mm/F8 Mirror
                    Learn something new every day

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                    • #25
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                      My blue (Exclusive Limited edition to SRS) Giottos Vitruvian VGRN9225 arrived today. I just stood in wonder and awe as it stood in my sitting room.
                      sigpicDave

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                      • #26
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                        Originally posted by sapper View Post
                        My blue (Exclusive Limited edition to SRS) Giottos Vitruvian VGRN9225 arrived today. I just stood in wonder and awe as it stood in my sitting room.
                        I admit to being impressed with the blue chick in Avatar, but a tripod...
                        Graham

                        We often repeat the mistakes we most enjoy...

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                        • #27
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                          I know Graham it's sad isn't it.
                          sigpicDave

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                          • #28
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                            Originally posted by sapper View Post
                            I went for this one, Giottos Vitruvian VGRN9225 Aluminium Tripod with MH5310-630 Ball Head. I couldn't find the Giottos Vitruvian VGN 8255 from any UK dealer, but the 9225 aluminium one is lighter than the carbon fibre one.
                            4 months on - are you still happy with this tripod Dave?
                            Brian

                            http://www.flickr.com/photos/12569882@N05/

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                            • #29
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                              Yep, although I only used it on my Rome trip, a couple of times.
                              sigpicDave

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                              • #30
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                                I own a 23 year old Benbo Trekker and it was and still is the best photo accessory that I ever bought. It has been to a lot of places and still looks and works like a charm.

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