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    Any light and compact travel tripod to recommend?
    less than 1kg including ballhead with quick release plate, can hold a small dslr with kit lens

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizzy
    Any light and compact travel tripod to recommend?
    less than 1kg including ballhead with quick release plate, can hold a small dslr with kit lens
    no budget? get a carbon fibre one then... strong and light!
    if on budget... can consider slik sprint pro weighting around 1kg cost <$90 with a ballhead(ballhead seems to wear pretty easily).

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ
    no budget? get a carbon fibre one then... strong and light!
    if on budget... can consider slik sprint pro weighting around 1kg cost <$90 with a ballhead(ballhead seems to wear pretty easily).
    does it come with a quick release plate?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizzy
    does it come with a quick release plate?
    Get the 1 with a 3-way head, instead of the ball head.
    Can hold more weight.


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    Just some brief question...

    How heavy is the setup(equipment) that you are going to put on the tripod???
    Would your mind be at cease if the tripod is "unstable"???

    have 2 examples of tripod for you to decide:
    1) Slik sprint pro
    2) PPCP pro tripod

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnet6
    Just some brief question...

    How heavy is the setup(equipment) that you are going to put on the tripod???
    Would your mind be at cease if the tripod is "unstable"???

    have 2 examples of tripod for you to decide:
    1) Slik sprint pro
    2) PPCP pro tripod
    my setup is a pentax *ist DL + kit lens. should be be around 1kg +? have not really weigh it..
    should be fine with me as long as the tripod won't topple when shooting vertically... i already got the PPCP pro tripod, but will prefer something lighter and smaller for travelling overseas...

    does the Slik sprint pro have a quick release plate or can i attach a quick release plate to it?

    the slik sprint minis size looks very attractive
    Last edited by lizzy; 4th August 2006 at 12:28 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizzy
    my setup is a pentax *ist DL + kit lens. should be be around 1kg +? have not really weigh it..
    should be fine with me as long as the tripod won't topple when shooting vertically... i already got the PPCP pro tripod, but will prefer something lighter and smaller for travelling overseas...

    does the Slik sprint pro have a quick release plate or can i attach a quick release plate to it?

    the slik sprint minis size looks very attractive
    Do take a look around the site for more information on the other tripod at the same series...

    Had spoon-fed you with the site liao, explore more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnet6
    Do take a look around the site for more information on the other tripod at the same series...

    Had spoon-fed you with the site liao, explore more.
    Thanks for the info, but the site does not say about quick release plates.
    i am new to ballheads, quick release, etc read something about quick release adaptor, but dunno how it function. does it attach to any ballhead?
    Last edited by lizzy; 4th August 2006 at 12:34 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizzy
    Thanks for the info, but the site does not say about quick release plates.
    i am new to ballheads, quick release, etc read something about quick release adaptor, but dunno how it function. does it attach to any ballhead?
    You will need the pan head version if you want quick release for this Slik sprint pro series.
    Last edited by jnet6; 4th August 2006 at 12:34 PM.

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    Get the PPCP tripod .. it has been my trip to cambodia and hold my D2h + 17-35mmf/2.8 for waterfall shoot ... and nicely placed inside the luggage ..
    AMPA * WPPI * J team

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    Quote Originally Posted by KNIGHT ONG
    Get the PPCP tripod .. it has been my trip to cambodia and hold my D2h + 17-35mmf/2.8 for waterfall shoot ... and nicely placed inside the luggage ..
    He got liao... and i've ordered mine liao...

    for the PPCP pro tripod!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnet6
    He got liao... and i've ordered mine liao...

    for the PPCP pro tripod!!!
    yeah... ppcp pro tripod will be my PRO tripod . just need a smaller one when travelling cos i will probably carry it with me all the time... think will go for the slik sprint mini and compromise on the quick release plate. any shops to recommend + price?

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    hmm.. i seriously think the slik sprint pro is not a stable tripod for DSLRs..

    i have the Slik Sprint Pro, and its only good for point and shoots like the coolpix P2 etc.

    If you want small, light, check out Gitzo.
    Yes, very pricey, but yes, damn stable, and holds enough weight. Very easy to lock and release the legs too.
    RH

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    Quote Originally Posted by rhair78
    hmm.. i seriously think the slik sprint pro is not a stable tripod for DSLRs..

    i have the Slik Sprint Pro, and its only good for point and shoots like the coolpix P2 etc.

    If you want small, light, check out Gitzo.
    Yes, very pricey, but yes, damn stable, and holds enough weight. Very easy to lock and release the legs too.
    the specs says it can support up to 2kg, so should be ok if my setup is within specs?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizzy
    the specs says it can support up to 2kg, so should be ok if my setup is within specs?
    hehehe.. specs ah..

    yes.. can support.. meaning it will not break into little pieces.

    but seriously.. a gust of wind, a small accidental touch.. and you can kiss your expensive equipment bye bye..

    the slik sprint, could not even hold my small panasonic FZ20 firmly....
    RH

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizzy
    does it come with a quick release plate?
    no, but you can get a giottos 1 at ard $35 from cathay as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ
    no, but you can get a giottos 1 at ard $35 from cathay as well
    how does it work? just screw in to the ball head? or do i need to get a adapter or something?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lizzy
    how does it work? just screw in to the ball head? or do i need to get a adapter or something?
    yes just screw in... but like what rhair have said. it not v. stable for dslr setup... anyway for tripod that weight <1kg i guess none are stable for dSLR setup unless those very top range carbon fibre tripod which cost bomb!

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    I got the Slik Sprint Pro and bought a benro ballhead with quick release for my travelling purposes. I used it at home with my 350D and have no major complaints. You pay what you get.

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    Quote Originally Posted by swiftdragon
    I got the Slik Sprint Pro and bought a benro ballhead with quick release for my travelling purposes. I used it at home with my 350D and have no major complaints. You pay what you get.
    at home is pretty possible... but outdoor when wind blown...

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