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    Default Recommendation Needed: Rock Solid Desktop Tripod

    I am looking for a quality tripod to do macro photography on desktops and tables as well as a bag portable tripod for travel. I have a 20D and use the EF100mm for my macro work so it can be quite heavy and those I have seen so far are just puny and unstable.

    I will be so grateful if someone could make a suggestion of brand and model (and estimate price as well as vendor will also be helpful!)

    Thanks and Cheers!

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    Default Re: Recommendation Needed: Rock Solid Desktop Tripod

    One of the more stable table top I have tried is the Manfrotto 345 table top kit.
    Pretty solid if you don't screw in the column.
    Comes in a pack and is very portable.
    Price I forget but should be around the region of $65
    Was at one time available almost everywhere but I have seen them at TK Foto however not sure if they still have it.

    http://www.manfrotto.com/Jahia/cache/offonce/pid/3193


    Quote Originally Posted by Canonized View Post
    I am looking for a quality tripod to do macro photography on desktops and tables as well as a bag portable tripod for travel. I have a 20D and use the EF100mm for my macro work so it can be quite heavy and those I have seen so far are just puny and unstable.

    I will be so grateful if someone could make a suggestion of brand and model (and estimate price as well as vendor will also be helpful!)

    Thanks and Cheers!
    Last edited by Dennis; 9th November 2006 at 10:12 AM.

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    Default Re: Recommendation Needed: Rock Solid Desktop Tripod

    Thanks for the reply Dennis. This looks like a good table top tripod!
    Will go down to Cathay to see if they have one. Thanks very much!

    Cheers!


    Quote Originally Posted by Dennis View Post
    One of the more stable table top I have tried is the Manfrotto 345 table top kit.
    Pretty solid if you don't screw in the column.
    Comes in a pack and is very portable.
    Price I forget but should be around the region of $65
    Was at one time available almost everywhere but I have seen them at TK Foto however not sure if they still have it.

    http://www.manfrotto.com/Jahia/cache/offonce/pid/3193

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    Default Re: Recommendation Needed: Rock Solid Desktop Tripod

    I'm using an Ultrapod II. Very lightweight and can handle DSLR with regular zooms/primes very well. There is a velcro strap that you can used to strap onto lampposts or trees too.

    http://www.pedcopods.com/specsup2.htm

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    Default Re: Recommendation Needed: Rock Solid Desktop Tripod

    Oh yes, I think I remember seeing this one at Cathay Marina.
    Not sure about price though.

    Quote Originally Posted by frenchbean View Post
    I'm using an Ultrapod II. Very lightweight and can handle DSLR with regular zooms/primes very well. There is a velcro strap that you can used to strap onto lampposts or trees too.

    http://www.pedcopods.com/specsup2.htm

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    Default Re: Recommendation Needed: Rock Solid Desktop Tripod

    what about the gorilla pod?

    not sure if they fit your requirements (3kg max)

    http://www.joby.com/gp3.html
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