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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.
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Re: Travel tripod

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.
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Re: Travel tripod

Hi Dave
I have the 8225 in CF. Really wanted the Gitzo but at 500+......
Decent tripod for its size I wouldn't want to use big kit on it but that's not what its made for. I have never used it in really testing conditions but work well enough in a stiff breeze with my backpack on the hook to weigh it down. I would look at the new YTL range with the Y shaped centre column, supposed to be as stable but takes up even less space. BTW replaced the Giottos QR with an Arca Swiss compatible from Neewer (on Ebay).
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Re: Travel tripod

I have two other tripods Jim, this one is just for travel, that will fit in my cabin luggage.
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Re: Travel tripod

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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Re: Travel tripod

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.
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Re: Travel tripod

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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).
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Re: Travel tripod

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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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Re: Travel tripod

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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Re: Travel tripod

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.
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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.
I admit to being impressed with the blue chick in Avatar, but a tripod...
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I know Graham it's sad isn't it.
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Re: Travel tripod

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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.
4 months on - are you still happy with this tripod Dave?
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Re: Travel tripod

Yep, although I only used it on my Rome trip, a couple of times.
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Re: Travel tripod

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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