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    Default Tripod for Oversea night shots

    HI, I need some advise.

    I'm planning a oversea trip. So I'm wondering if i should bring along my tripod for night shots in case.

    I'm also wondering if any of you guys out there carry a tripod when you travel oversea?
    Thanks
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    Default Re: Tripod for Oversea night shots

    I do it although the usage is very low.

    It is very individual.

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    Yeah we do. Up to your personal preferences. Some people do not fancy the extra weight just for that few extra shots. If you can forgo the shots that needs tripods, or do not mind ISO 1600 and above, you can skip the tripod.

    Search the forum, many threads regarding travel+tripod and flight+tripod.

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    Default Re: Tripod for Oversea night shots

    If it's a family trip (especially with young kids), I'll make do with a table-sized tripod at most.

    If it's just you and your spouse, maybe... maybe not.

    If it's a business trip and you know you will have some weekends to your own &/or you are extending your trip, why not?


    Quote Originally Posted by kira7812 View Post
    HI, I need some advise.

    I'm planning a oversea trip. So I'm wondering if i should bring along my tripod for night shots in case.

    I'm also wondering if any of you guys out there carry a tripod when you travel oversea?
    Thanks

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    Default Re: Tripod for Oversea night shots

    I always bring one. No matter how I grudge at the extra bulk I need to carry , the stability I can get for taking longer exposures makes it all worthwhile for me.

    For various reasons stated, you may or may not want to bring a tripod.

    I hope you got your replies you needed

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    Bring it and leave it on the coach
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    i always bring it along! rather backpain than miss a shot

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    Default Re: Tripod for Oversea night shots

    i normally bring a table pod

    but now i am on the hunt for a travel tripod

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    Default Re: Tripod for Oversea night shots

    was tempted to get the big gorillapod the other time..anyone using it n care to give a FR?
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    Quote Originally Posted by jkaiser View Post
    was tempted to get the big gorillapod the other time..anyone using it n care to give a FR?
    I just got it a couple week back.
    it really help me a lot for taking family pix so far...
    Yet have not test taking night shot yet...

    Anyway able to grip and hold to anything...not all but almost everything..

    Next week, Going for trip with my family.
    is a must to bring it along...Weight wise is good, easy to pack and bring around.

    Overall is a good buy..
    I did ask for advice on this in CS...
    The respond was positive.

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    Default Re: Tripod for Oversea night shots

    For sure...without a doubt my best and heaviest tripod will follow. Even if it is my usually trip to Malaysia to visit relatives, mytripod is always there with rest of my gear. For trips that are like what I call "trip of a life time"..you definitely should have it along with you. How often do you make that kind of trip?

    If night photography is not your cup of tea then sure...leave it at home but at the very least you still would need a monopod for those slower day shorts in the shade or you have to shoot it under slower shutter speed.

    IfF you are passionate about photography and the trip is an important one...really man...this question should not even pop up...the tripod is a must.

    Carrying your tripod around? Well I would work out to train myself to carry that extra weight. CArrying weighty gear I guess for me personally is no biggie even at my age since I started off shooting SLRs way back then. And most lens and bodies back then were heavier but I have never once regretted it...even if I come home with a sore back. Sore back will heal. (even made me stronger over time) Your next trip to that country might be months or years or never to come again. Why chance it?
    Last edited by sammy888; 30th June 2008 at 02:41 PM.

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    Default Re: Tripod for Oversea night shots

    can consider getting the slik sprint pro tripod, its light weight and can support pretty heavy gear for its size what i like is it is 4 section with 3 joints, hence it folds down to a small size and you can bring it into the cabin or keep within your check-in luggage within clothes easily even if it is a small hand luggage.
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    Default Re: Tripod for Oversea night shots

    As mentioned, if u are going on holiday with gf/wife/family, consider whether you are likely to use it. Usually in such cases, you have little time to use tripod. Also, if u think of using the tripod and mount ur slr to take picture of yourselves and gf/wife etc, think again as it may be robbed. bring a small pns camera and ask the "most friendly, honest looking fellow to take for you "

    On a side note, for those interested in a ultra small tripod for travel, velbon just came out with one that looks interesting. It's call ultra mini or something. Worth checking out.

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    I think I saw it at the shop...

    http://www.velbon.com/jp/catalog/ult...amaximini.html

    Is small but is quite heavy lor..

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