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    Default Recommend tripod for LX3 / LX2

    I'm looking for a portable tripod to bring around on oversea trips and hope to hear some input from you guys if you already own tripods.

    Probably price and design is my main consideration

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    Nikon D90/ Tokina 11-16mm / Tamron 17-50mm f2.8

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    Default Re: Recommend tripod for LX3 / LX2

    I was looking for a tripod to bring overseas too. The first I saw was a very small and light one. Its tall but the stands are really thin. And its not that stable I feel. About $30.

    In the end, I bought a cheapo tripod (Digipod or something) at challenger for $17.90. Its quite stable. But LX3 is not that heavy or big, the cheapo tripod is good enough for me. But I predict it will last just a year. Ha.. cant expect much from that kind of price.

    Maybe I will invest in a better one in the future if I really really need it.

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    Being using a Velbon Ultra Maxi-M for couple of yrs starting with FZ-20, FZ-18 and now LX-3. Quite happy with the folded length of 33.5 cm. Not much longer then a ruler when fold and able to reach 138.5 cm when extend. Fit nicely into a small backpack. Only complain... wasn't exactly light at 920g...

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    I use a smallish Gitzo tripod with a Manfrotto ballhead. When I really need to go light, I bring my Gorilla SLR pod.

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    Gorillapod? how much is it selling for ?
    Run and Gun All for Fun!
    Nikon D90/ Tokina 11-16mm / Tamron 17-50mm f2.8

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    Default Re: Recommend tripod for LX3 / LX2

    can try calling ms colors to find out.
    $80 for slr zoom.
    the none-zoom model is 50 plus.

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    wow okie but it serves its purpose. what im looking for is a tripod from ground up

    there was a PPCP Pro Tripod V1 for $80 in the buy/sale but its reserved.

    was looking at the manfrotto digi series... would it be overkill for a PNS like the LX-2? i mean..a tiny camera and a big tripod..
    Run and Gun All for Fun!
    Nikon D90/ Tokina 11-16mm / Tamron 17-50mm f2.8

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    Default Re: Recommend tripod for LX3 / LX2

    Quote Originally Posted by bigrockshow View Post
    wow okie but it serves its purpose. what im looking for is a tripod from ground up

    there was a PPCP Pro Tripod V1 for $80 in the buy/sale but its reserved.

    was looking at the manfrotto digi series... would it be overkill for a PNS like the LX-2? i mean..a tiny camera and a big tripod..
    manfrotto has this series called digipod, which i have and i even use it for my D70, which i find is fine so long as i did not use the heavy lens.

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    Using my Sony VCT-R100, incredibly light and handy, more than adequate for compacts, and cost only $30.
    from guitars, cars to dslr...

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    Quote Originally Posted by ddwmk2002 View Post
    Being using a Velbon Ultra Maxi-M for couple of yrs starting with FZ-20, FZ-18 and now LX-3. Quite happy with the folded length of 33.5 cm. Not much longer then a ruler when fold and able to reach 138.5 cm when extend. Fit nicely into a small backpack. Only complain... wasn't exactly light at 920g...
    This is what I'd get. Maybe swap the head to a ballhead. The compact size, quick deployment, and good sturdy qualities for smaller cameras is excellent. Definitely worth the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Six-GHz View Post
    Using my Sony VCT-R100, incredibly light and handy, more than adequate for compacts, and cost only $30.
    where can u get this? how high can it go up to?

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    Quote Originally Posted by YSLee View Post
    This is what I'd get. Maybe swap the head to a ballhead. The compact size, quick deployment, and good sturdy qualities for smaller cameras is excellent. Definitely worth the price.
    Can use on PnS up to, say a D90 with kit len. Mine still as good as new after 3 yrs. Don't think i need another tripod anytime soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Slimo View Post
    where can u get this? how high can it go up to?
    Got it from Paris Silk @ Transit Road. Do call your desired shops to enquire before going down cos this is not a new model.

    Folded length - 35.5cm
    Maximum height - 100cm
    Weight - 660g
    Maximum load - 1.2kg
    from guitars, cars to dslr...

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