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    Long ago I used to own a tripod that when folded, is only about 20cm long, however it has internal extending legs (about 4-5 more sections)that extend until the full height is about chest/eye level. Its small and light and good for travelling. However, I can't find it anymore - got lost in the house moving :P

    ANyway anyone has any recommendation for a similarly small tripd? The idea that it has to be small and light and can fit into a normal haversack easily without much bulk. at hte same time it shoudl go up till around chest level if possible. the head need not hold a lot of weight (mine was a small pan tilt head) as I'm only using it for a G3.

    Someone recomemnded to me a Manfroto 714SHB, but thats still about 35cm folded...anyone else with another recommendation? Doesn't have to be branded, funny brand also can.

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vince123123
    Long ago I used to own a tripod that when folded, is only about 20cm long, however it has internal extending legs (about 4-5 more sections)that extend until the full height is about chest/eye level. Its small and light and good for travelling. However, I can't find it anymore - got lost in the house moving :P

    ANyway anyone has any recommendation for a similarly small tripd? The idea that it has to be small and light and can fit into a normal haversack easily without much bulk. at hte same time it shoudl go up till around chest level if possible. the head need not hold a lot of weight (mine was a small pan tilt head) as I'm only using it for a G3.

    Someone recomemnded to me a Manfroto 714SHB, but thats still about 35cm folded...anyone else with another recommendation? Doesn't have to be branded, funny brand also can.

    Thanks!
    Hi.

    So you have tried CP already?

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    well you can try the Velbon 540 ....

    hehehee

    *oh boy.. am I evil or what...... :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluestrike
    well you can try the Velbon 540 ....

    hehehee

    *oh boy.. am I evil or what...... :P
    Carmagne 540 for a G3? Overkill lah ... I think he's looking for a all-in-one, lightweight and budget tripod (?) ...

    Still, Carmagne 540 is a damn fine tripod ... at a price!

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    Slik Sprint Pro together with Manfrotto Ball head 484RC2

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    Quote Originally Posted by megaweb
    Anybody knows the estimat prices of the above 2 tripods?

    Thanks.

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    actually the price isn't that important. but the 540 is like 44 cm closed...what i need is a tripod ard 20cm if possible. the idea is that while travelling, I dont want to bring so much gear and weight, so instead of my D100 i bring my G3, so instead of my Manfrotto 455, i am looking for a light, small and yet can at least go to chest height tripod.

    tks all again! keep the comments coming!

    Quote Originally Posted by Adam Goi
    Carmagne 540 for a G3? Overkill lah ... I think he's looking for a all-in-one, lightweight and budget tripod (?) ...

    Still, Carmagne 540 is a damn fine tripod ... at a price!

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    i also wan 1, can slot inside the bag kind... btw anyone that can take up 2kg?
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    so far the shortest which someone recommended me was the Velbon Ultra Maxi 5, with a closed length of 32 cm...

    anything shorter than that? :P :P

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    what tripod should i use for a nikon 8800?
    (the cheaper the better)
    also, what is the price of the silk sprint pro and Velbon Ultra Maxi S?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wong_se
    Slik Sprint Pro together with Manfrotto Ball head 484RC2

    the specs for the legs only 2kg maxload..... by using a ball head with 4kg maxload helps? i consider getting a ball head for my 3way sprint pro...hee

    or perhaps i should just get a new tripod....hmmm slik AMT 330DX looks sturdy..... or maybe 190B<--- heavy right? esp if no car ....walk with it whole day damn sian....lol

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    I have a small tripod for sale! when fold up abt 30cm, it has 3 section! when fully extend, can reach abt 1.3m ht. (when i bought my fuji S7000, it come with it) sms me @90011735

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    can post a photo of your tripod or provide the brand/model no.? am very interested

    Quote Originally Posted by yymun
    I have a small tripod for sale! when fold up abt 30cm, it has 3 section! when fully extend, can reach abt 1.3m ht. (when i bought my fuji S7000, it come with it) sms me @90011735

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    Quote Originally Posted by teerex
    Anybody knows the estimat prices of the above 2 tripods?

    Thanks.
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    I THINK you would enjoy visiting MS Color in AMK for tis... I remember I was trying it some of their Small tripod folded up around 20cm if not mistaken... fully extended is not tat short too... and I remember it's velbon...

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    Quote Originally Posted by wong_se
    Slik Sprint Pro together with Manfrotto Ball head 484RC2
    Hi Wong,

    Any idea how much does this ballhead cost?

    CP selling?

    Thanks!

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