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    Default Backpacker's tripod

    Hi everybody!!

    Is there any sturdy and light tripod you guys would recommend or already using?

    Of course....not too expensive also lah........

    Thanks alot!


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    Budget?

    Height?

    Max load?

    Need to know to give you a better recomendation

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    Originally posted by eagles_creek
    Hi everybody!!

    Is there any sturdy and light tripod you guys would recommend or already using?

    Of course....not too expensive also lah........

    Thanks alot!

    Try the velbon 347e at AP. Its very light and folds small. If u are going for a slr+medium zoom then probably one of the manfrottos would be better. If $$$ no object buy a gitzo

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    Just a note though, if you are getting a Manfrotto or Glitzo, some airlines has length restriction on tripods as cabin luggage.
    Had to dismantled my 190PB on JAL because it was too long.

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    Originally posted by binbeto
    Budget?

    Height?

    Max load?

    Need to know to give you a better recomendation
    Hmm......i'm not using SLR,just a point and shoot digi cam.

    Height wise abt 1.6m at least?

    Budget wise,abt $100?

    Most impt must be light......

    Thanks!!

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    Originally posted by xdivider
    Try the velbon 347e at AP. Its very light and folds small. If u are going for a slr+medium zoom then probably one of the manfrottos would be better. If $$$ no object buy a gitzo
    Hi xdivider,

    AP means Alan photo?

    Where can i find them? Is the one in centre-pt AP?

    Any idea how much it costs?

    Alamak.....$$$$ is always the problem.......

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    Originally posted by eagles_creek
    Hi xdivider,

    AP means Alan photo?

    Where can i find them? Is the one in centre-pt AP?

    Any idea how much it costs?

    Alamak.....$$$$ is always the problem.......
    Yeah AlanPhoto. Try SLS 1st floor. U can also try the slik sprint pro gm at cathay. both should be under 100. Another one to try is the manfrotto 719b.

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    Originally posted by eagles_creek
    Hmm......i'm not using SLR,just a point and shoot digi cam.

    Height wise abt 1.6m at least?

    Budget wise,abt $100?

    Most impt must be light......

    Thanks!!
    I think slik have some prety good model. Howvere, the head can't be removed for most.

    If it's light, it might be too low for you. Choose one that allow you to see thru the view finder/lcd w/o bending over.

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    Get a Gitzo 1127. Used it for my last backpacking trip. Even used it to double up as clothes dryer ;PPP

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    Originally posted by nEkO_o
    Get a Gitzo 1127. Used it for my last backpacking trip. Even used it to double up as clothes dryer ;PPP
    Ya.. This model is on sale at CPthe last time i check..

    $500, exactly 5xover his budget and it dun even include a head.

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    Hi,

    thanks alot for your help guys!

    Wow...$500 for the Gitzo 1127? That price tag sure is heavy...

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    hmm... for $500, probably you could engage someone to help you carry a heavy tripod
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    the moment you mentioned light.. the word CF comes to mind.. but your budget doesn't allow for one...

    sturdy? try looking out for gitzo alu tripods.. they're SOLID..

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    Silk Sprint Pro @ S$80. Good enough for anything <2KG. BTW Its very light and MADE OF METAL

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    Originally posted by jasonpgc
    Silk Sprint Pro @ S$80. Good enough for anything <2KG. BTW Its very light and MADE OF METAL
    hmm.....i like this........

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    It's Slik Slik SLIK.....
    Not silk.

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    Urban backpackin? if just that there's no issue already but I still carry a small one like the Manfrotto 190Pro. If I go jungle trek i forgo the tripod entirely and just carry the superclamp

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