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    Default Weight of tripod

    How heavy are your tripods when you will take it over to oversea for travel or backpacking?

    Anyone experience with a 2.3kg eg. 550pro, 550CL, tripod to roam around with? Care to share some thoughts.

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    Default Re: Weight of tripod

    its depend on your phycial strength already...

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    If you are worried about weight - use a monopod instead.
    Manfrotto even has one which is self-standing for those times when you want a pic of yourself.
    Last edited by Tetrode; 15th February 2007 at 09:43 PM.

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    You mean the universal folding base?

    A medium built person, so probably dont have so much strength to carry 5 -8 KG for long hours...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetrode View Post
    If you are worried about weight - use a monopod instead.
    Manfrotto even has one which is self-standing for those times when you want a pick of yourself.
    how does the self standing thing work?

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    if you look like this



    weight of tripod doesn't matter =D

    (ok, i'm damn bored) it's all about personal preference, really

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    if you look like this



    weight of tripod doesn't matter =D

    (ok, i'm damn bored) it's all about personal preference, really
    LOL!
    I'm using this :



    The twin shoulder straps really reduce the load when travelling!
    Was bought from eugenep some time back.

    Or you can get the newer tripod bags, but they are single strap and slings across your body. I have tried those newer ones, and I still prefer the twin strap kind.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipin View Post
    Or you can get the newer tripod bags, but they are single strap and slings across your body. I have tried those newer ones, and I still prefer the twin strap kind.
    can kiap the tripod between his back muscles la, that guy

    anw, jokes aside.. is it a must to get tripod bag
    even if you get something < 1 kg, like slik sprint pro =(

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipin View Post


    The twin shoulder straps really reduce the load when travelling!
    Was bought from eugenep some time back.

    Or you can get the newer tripod bags, but they are single strap and slings across your body. I have tried those newer ones, and I still prefer the twin strap kind.
    later misunderstood this bag is carrying a sniper gun


    For me, I would prefer to use a tripod strap. I do not mind people to see me carrying a tripod
    Last edited by megaweb; 14th February 2007 at 04:00 PM.
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    Default Re: Weight of tripod

    i am too poor to get a light-weight tripod
    so i have to get fit instead haha
    but i use monopod most of the time, faster to set up and take down

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    can kiap the tripod between his back muscles la, that guy

    anw, jokes aside.. is it a must to get tripod bag
    even if you get something < 1 kg, like slik sprint pro =(
    Your preference. I rather the tripod not hinder my movement.

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    Quote Originally Posted by megaweb View Post
    later misunderstood this bag is carrying a sniper gun


    For me, I would prefer to use a tripod strap. I do not mind people to see me carrying a tripod

    Tried using a strap, but the tripod keeps on hitting against me. Painful leh.

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    Quote Originally Posted by direwuff View Post
    how does the self standing thing work?
    http://www.amazon.com/Bogen-Self-Sta.../dp/B0009PSF9O

    There are three poles fold out from within the monopod to serve as legs. It is stable enough for most setups. Of course caution to be used when at windy locations.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetrode View Post
    http://www.amazon.com/Bogen-Self-Sta.../dp/B0009PSF9O

    There are three poles fold out from within the monopod to serve as legs. It is stable enough for most setups. Of course caution to be used when at windy locations.
    Do take note that these leg attachments do add considerable weight to the monopod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ipin View Post
    Tried using a strap, but the tripod keeps on hitting against me. Painful leh.
    Agree. That is why I dun carry heavy tripod for long distance.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ipin View Post
    Do take note that these leg attachments do add considerable weight to the monopod.
    No they do not! unless you are a wimp.
    This monopod is still a lot lighter than a tripod even light but sturdy ones.

    I know because I use one.

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    Default Re: Weight of tripod

    Any ideal what the different between Gittozs Balast and the 6x carbon?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tetrode View Post
    No they do not! unless you are a wimp.
    This monopod is still a lot lighter than a tripod even light but sturdy ones.

    I know because I use one.

    Wimp or not, over a distance, one would feel it even it's only 300g extra.

    But a monopod with the leg attachments? Are you sure? I have tried the weight of it and it does feel heavier than a tripod (I estimate ~1-2Kg).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minus70 View Post
    Any ideal what the different between Gittozs Balast and the 6x carbon?
    Gittozs vs. Gitzo?

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    got slik sprint 3-way in the end
    no more sprint pro =(

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