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  • Strapped to backpack

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  • Put in tripod bag, slung over shoulder

    38 40.86%
  • Tripod strap connected to the tripod, slung over shoulder

    19 20.43%
  • Hold one of the legs

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    Default How would you transport your tripod?

    Hi all. Just want to ask opinions on this. I recently purchased a decent-for-the-price 190xprob + 486RC2 tripod and might move on to a markins q3 head at the end of the year. Just wanan ask how you all would transport your tripod when traveling.

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    2 of my camera bags have built-in tripod holder..... for those bags that doesn't have one, then I'll use the tripod own carrying case/bag

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    Usually strapped to backpack. Don't like the dangling feeling when using slings.

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    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    2 of my camera bags have built-in tripod holder..... for those bags that doesn't have one, then I'll use the tripod own carrying case/bag
    Quote Originally Posted by ahbian View Post
    Usually strapped to backpack. Don't like the dangling feeling when using slings.
    Yup. I used to do that, but I found that having a tripod strapped to your already thick bag makes you bang into lots of other people/things.
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    Default Re: How would you transport your tripod?

    check in with your luggage if your bag is big enough or check in as a separate luggage if you have a carrying ase for it. Once arrive at destination, you can hook it to your belt using a carabiner, sling it on shoulder, carry it around your neck, hand carry, etc.

    To be honest, only the Gitzo traveller series is travel friendly. All others are quite a pain to bring along.

    PM me if you want to get the Markins Q3T. I am thinking of getting it this September.

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    Default Re: How would you transport your tripod?

    Quote Originally Posted by ManWearPants View Post
    check in with your luggage if your bag is big enough or check in as a separate luggage if you have a carrying ase for it. Once arrive at destination, you can hook it to your belt using a carabiner, sling it on shoulder, carry it around your neck, hand carry, etc.

    To be honest, only the Gitzo traveller series is travel friendly. All others are quite a pain to bring along.

    PM me if you want to get the Markins Q3T. I am thinking of getting it this September.
    I'm not sure if I would be getting the Q3T as opposed to saving money by going for the Q3 from ebay: http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...m=290330902847 and other links.

    Carabiner + tripod of mass 2kg kind of doesn't fit ^^ Of course, with a G1541T it will, but not with a 190xprob.

    I have no issues with packing for travel to the destination. It's a matter of how I would transport the tripod while I'm traveling and using it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by diver-hloc View Post
    2 of my camera bags have built-in tripod holder..... for those bags that doesn't have one, then I'll use the tripod own carrying case/bag
    care to share which bag has a tripod holder?

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    Quote Originally Posted by vocalmind View Post
    care to share which bag has a tripod holder?
    Lots of bags. I believe he's talking about a tripod foot holder + some sort of strap-on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Headshotzx View Post
    Yup. I used to do that, but I found that having a tripod strapped to your already thick bag makes you bang into lots of other people/things.
    To clarify, mine is more of a daypack/backpack. So its not really that big and bulky. Not as much likely to bang into stuff compared to carrying the bag only. Up to you to choose a suitable size.

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    Default Re: How would you transport your tripod?

    Quote Originally Posted by vocalmind View Post
    care to share which bag has a tripod holder?
    Quote Originally Posted by Headshotzx View Post
    Lots of bags. I believe he's talking about a tripod foot holder + some sort of strap-on.

    Yup..... Headshotzx is correct. Example is my Lowepro Flipside 400AW.

    Btw TS.... you talking about - travelling - as moving around or overseas travelling ??

    Just moving around or short trip.... I'll just strap the tripod onto the bag.... for Plane Ride.... I'll use tripod bag/case and then carry onboard plane. Once on location.... strap onto my bag again. Yeah..... big and heavy, but since I use a DIY Black Rapid system.... can't sling the camera on one side and tripod bag/case on the other..... In any case.... the tripod is strap on the centre, at the back, of the bag.... only bang into people when I move backwards.......
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    If I'm putting my 190CXPro3 in the check-in luggage, I'll stuff the tripod in my Thinktank Bazooka. If I'm hand-carrying, then it's a tripod sling.

    The Bazooka: http://www.thinktankphoto.com/ttp_product_Bzka.php

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    Default Re: How would you transport your tripod?

    Quote Originally Posted by Headshotzx View Post
    Carabiner + tripod of mass 2kg kind of doesn't fit ^^ Of course, with a G1541T it will, but not with a 190xprob.

    I have no issues with packing for travel to the destination. It's a matter of how I would transport the tripod while I'm traveling and using it.
    I think strapping it to the back of your backpack is still the best way. Keeps your shoulder and hands free.

    Quote Originally Posted by vocalmind View Post
    care to share which bag has a tripod holder?
    I am using the CompuTrekker Plus
    http://products.lowepro.com/product/...AW,1925,16.htm

    Big bulge and heavy when fully loaded with my tripod >15kg. Which is why I am shedding weights off my lenses and tripod.

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    i strapped to my backup to transport the tripod but it gets cumbersome when you are moving around because it actually can knock into people unknowingly.. i used to put the tripod into the tripod bag but it's troublesome to carry 2 bags though when you take plane..

    i will dump the tripod into the check-in luggage if the weight allows though.. now i have a monopod to my collection.. i guess i will need to think of another way to carry all the load..

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    Default Re: How would you transport your tripod?

    Put tripod into luggage and check in at airport.
    When on location, strap it onto the centre-back of my back with tripod leg holder and walk around.

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    Default Re: How would you transport your tripod?

    Always in the luggage bag, and when using it. It's a tripod strap and over the shoulders.
    Used to be over my wife's shoulder though.
    Now I carry it. All by myself.

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    Put in my tripod bag, and sling the tripod bag on shoulder. If the tripod does not come with a bag, and you do not intend to buy one, can put it on the camera back pack .

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    nobody here uses the optech tripod strap?

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    Default Re: How would you transport your tripod?

    Quote Originally Posted by IamJeFfy View Post
    nobody here uses the optech tripod strap?
    I do use one, but i still hold on to one of the legs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by IamJeFfy View Post
    nobody here uses the optech tripod strap?
    I uses Matin ( quite like Optech) and Thinktank bazooka tripod bag.

    Think Tripod Strap still works the best, as in ease of access when u are lugging so much weight of ur equipment around. U wan to set up as fast as u can but at a downside of not getting enough protection for ur equipment.
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    I am using domke F3x. My tripod is compact enough to slot in one of the leg into the F3x hand strap

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