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    I'm looking for easy to carry tripod for travel use, any experience to share?

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    Personally, any tripod which is light and of reasonable height should suffice. My travel tripod is the Fancier FT-6662 which comes with ballhead, plus I got it only for $95.

    There's also Benro, Gitzo replica, which you can check out at the showroom at Peninsular Shopping Centre.

    Good luck.

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    Try looking at this tripod review done by our fellow CSNAP user.


    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showt...58#post4494558


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    Default Re: Any good and cheap very easy to carry tripod

    Good cannot be light and cheap...
    Cheap cannot be light and good...
    Light cannot be cheap and good...

    Pick 2 and compromise the last factor.

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    Slik Sprint Pro GM. Gd, cheap and light.
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    Quote Originally Posted by theveed View Post
    Good cannot be light and cheap...
    Cheap cannot be light and good...
    Light cannot be cheap and good...

    Pick 2 and compromise the last factor.
    i like this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbyn View Post
    I'm looking for easy to carry tripod for travel use, any experience to share?
    budget?

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    do try out JL Photo's Gitai tripod range.. for what gman23xx recommends is Y560 which is listed at $120 comes with ballhead, bag, strap and tools.. but if you are looking for something travel, then you should be looking at their nomad travel series which is IMHO better then Benro's travelangel series and with a smaller price tag at $179..

    do check them out here..

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    Quote Originally Posted by theveed View Post
    Good cannot be light and cheap...
    Cheap cannot be light and good...
    Light cannot be cheap and good...

    Pick 2 and compromise the last factor.
    i choose light and good (expensive)

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    Quote Originally Posted by bobbyn View Post
    I'm looking for easy to carry tripod for travel use, any experience to share?
    For travel purposes, I personally use and recommend the Velbon P-Max

    http://www.velbon.co.uk/newvelbon/pages/pmax.html

    I got this for $130 at Funan Centre from one of the camera shops.

    It is good and stable and can handle my 2 Kilos of equipment.

    It can be folded to about 35 cm in length and only weighs 800 g.

    I have also used this on my mountainous hikes such as the Great Wall of China and the Swiss Alps.

    The compact size makes it very convenient to carry and is allowed on board aeroplanes as a hand carry item. It is also small enough to be tucked inside a backpack, or as an external attachment to a dedicated camera bag.

    It also comes with a quick release plate, which I leave semi-permanently connected to the base of my camera when I am travelling. On travel tours, I can set up my tripod in about 30s, that's really quick and nifty.

    One of my fellow travellers (who was also a photobuff) was also impressed by this nifty tripod. He was carrying one of those really professional 2 kilo types, needless to say, he did not get very far up the Great Wall as compared with me.
    Last edited by Lord Soth; 7th December 2008 at 10:40 AM. Reason: Comment on Quick Release Plate
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    if you want a really compact and light...
    use the gorilla-pod slr zoom... it's very light, but can support until 4.5 kilos...
    the backdraw... you need to find something to "parasite" or else your photos all will be low angle )

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    Hmmm ... Lord Soth, I have a strange feeling that person was me ... hahahahaha

    Yes, I am so getting the Velbon P-Max

    I did the Great Wall climb again ... managed better this time with the CF tripod and equip. Ditched the jacket though ... was already panting and sweating after a one hour climb.
    Last edited by Retro; 7th December 2008 at 10:56 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro View Post
    Hmmm ... Lord Soth, I have a strange feeling that person was me ... hahahahaha

    Yes, I am so getting the Velbon P-Max

    I did the Great Wall climb again ... managed better this time with the CF tripod and equip. Ditched the jacket though ... was already panting and sweating after a one hour climb.
    Hi Retro!

    We have a strange way of bumping into each other, online or in real life.

    I must say, that last tour we did together was really fun.

    I really enjoyed travelling with you and your wife.

    BTW:- I might consider upgrading to this Velbon model.

    http://www.velbon.co.uk/newvelbon/pages/ultramaxil.html

    It weighs 1 kilo can is meant to carry 2 kilos of stuff -> I was overloading the p-max which was designed to carry 1.5 kilos.
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    Looks good. I'm planning to hit the shops next weekend to check out the velbon tripods. Wonder will we get a better deal if we're getting 2 .... heeheehee.

    Thanks Lord Soth. It was great fun travelling together for this trip. Next trip is tentatively either Italy or Tokyo. Really depends on how things work out and how much $ can be saved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Retro View Post
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    Thanks Lord Soth. It was great fun travelling together for this trip. Next trip is tentatively either Italy or Tokyo. Really depends on how things work out and how much $ can be saved.
    Hi Retro,

    If you are going to Italy, trying the local Italian pizzas and coffee is heaven on earth.

    The pizzas are way better than Pizza Hut. The Italians add plenty of olive oil to their pizzas (literally soaking it!), may sound oily to us Chinese but it is the authentic Italian way of eating pizzas.

    As for the coffee, they are really to die for. Much better than the ones from commercial joints such as Starbucks or Coffee Bean. Very full bodied and aromatic coffee.

    Some must go places :- Florence (for the statutes), Venice (for the Gondola rides), Rome (colosseum) + Vatican City (religious history), Milan ( have not been here but heard that it's for fashion watching so your wife will surely enjoy it).

    Another unknown Italian gem I discovered and worth trying is an excursion to the palaces of the Italian royalty. They have their own architectural styles unique to the Italians.

    I read that Venice was flooded recently, so you are really fortunate not to have made that Italian trip this year.
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    U might wana look at gorrillapod.

    http://www.joby.com/products/gorillapod/findmygpod/

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    CP is having promotion on Manfrotto tripod, i forget which model, if not wrong 190DX at around $140?

    I saw in the strait times last Saturday..

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    wow.. the Velbon Ultra Maxi-L looks good leh.. any idea how muchie?

    cheers


    Quote Originally Posted by Lord Soth View Post
    Hi Retro!

    We have a strange way of bumping into each other, online or in real life.

    I must say, that last tour we did together was really fun.

    I really enjoyed travelling with you and your wife.

    BTW:- I might consider upgrading to this Velbon model.

    http://www.velbon.co.uk/newvelbon/pages/ultramaxil.html

    It weighs 1 kilo can is meant to carry 2 kilos of stuff -> I was overloading the p-max which was designed to carry 1.5 kilos.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pingpongsong View Post
    wow.. the Velbon Ultra Maxi-L looks good leh.. any idea how muchie?

    cheers

    Would like to know as well....

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    wat about slik 330DX ?

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