I wonder how many of you are in the habit of carrying tripods when you travel? I know some don't cos of the weight. I've done some travels and on some days it can be tiring, worse if I carry it the whole day and don't find use for it.
My present tripod+head weighs 1.9kg and the tripod's closed length (without head) is about 50cm . The weight is peanuts back here, but when overseas for a vacation, it can be a burden.
Do you all have any good recommendation for a lightweight but sturdy tripod suited for traveling? My heaviest DSLR gear on the tripod should be about 1.5kg or not more than 2kg. I also prefer one that can close down to 40cm or less. Easier for me to put into my backpack instead of carrying it separately.
Sadly, after some search, I hardly find a tripod that fits my description. Seems like tripods for DSLR have to be rather heavy and long?
My budget for the tripod is $500 or less, with or without the head....
Thanks for sharing!