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sapper 3rd May 2015 09:08 AM

Travel tripod
I am off to Rome and only taking a small bag, no hold luggage, so need a good tripod that fits in the cabin allowance case, 55cm long. I am looking at the
Giottos Vitruvian VGN 8255.
Anyone used one of these or can reccomend another?

sapper 3rd May 2015 09:47 AM

Re: Travel tripod
Or even the Giottos Vitruvian VGRN9225 Aluminium Tripod with MH5310-630 Ball Head?

Anne 3rd May 2015 09:56 AM

Re: Travel tripod
I use a Velbon travel tripod and I find it very good. It folds back on itself so it is around a foot long but it is also quite sturdy. I think mine is the UT53D but I can always double check for you if you are interested?

sapper 3rd May 2015 09:58 AM

Re: Travel tripod
Yes please Anne.

pdk42 3rd May 2015 10:31 AM

Re: Travel tripod
I have a Sirui T 5 which is a superb travel tripod:

light, strong, very well made and folds back on itself to make it compact for transporting.

sapper 3rd May 2015 10:34 AM

Re: Travel tripod
Thanks Paul.

Anne 3rd May 2015 11:40 AM

Re: Travel tripod
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.


Anne 3rd May 2015 11:45 AM

Re: Travel tripod
You can't put a different head on this, it is fixed. I also don't extend the central column as I think it would be less sturdy. The legs also twist open so you can open/close in one movement or just open the individual sections.

I was a bit skeptical at first but now I think it is great as it is fairly light but so small to carry around/pack. I wouldn't use it with the 50-200 but I think I've used it with most of my other lenses.

sapper 3rd May 2015 12:33 PM

Re: Travel tripod
Thank you Anne.

IainMacD 3rd May 2015 12:39 PM

Re: Travel tripod
I have the same tripod with the QHD-53D head and I have swapped the plate for a cheap arca swiss compatible clamp, the bolt was glued in, but a bit of brute force sorted that out! You can then bolt up through the ball into a new clamp, the bolt I had available could do with being 5mm longer to engage all the thread in the base of the clamp, but it works fine for now.

sapper 3rd May 2015 12:51 PM

Re: Travel tripod
Is that for the Giottos or the Velbon Ian?

IainMacD 3rd May 2015 01:01 PM

Re: Travel tripod
Sorry, it was Anne's Velbon I was referring to

sapper 3rd May 2015 01:12 PM

Re: Travel tripod
Thanks Ian.

IainMacD 3rd May 2015 01:32 PM

Re: Travel tripod
Here is a shot of mine with the Arca style clamp and plate, sorry about the quality I was in a rush and left IS on!

Phill D 3rd May 2015 08:20 PM

Re: Travel tripod
I got one of these
at the NEC Photo Show. I've not used it much yet but it seems pretty neat and was good value.

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