family trip - table pod
photography trip - tripod
But the new Sprint Pro II GM now comes with a QR Plate!
my slik sprint pro also doesnt have qr, but the ball head can be changed to those with qr.
Now i am thinking of changing to another tripod mainly for easy carry, ie light weight.
It must be easy to deploy and keep. So i am thinking which type is easier to do so?
Those with clips on the legs, or those with twisting action?
As long as the head can be changed, i dont care about the feature of the head.
Hence got any recommendation?
Must be able to support D300 + 18-200 + sb900.
Or otherwise support D90 + 18-200.
Hi guys, thanks for all the inputs!!..
I will definitely be bringing a tripod as it will be a backpacking cum photography trip for me..
the problem is now after reading all your interesting comments, a certain virus has infected me..the BBB virus!!! hehehe...
Right now i'm thinking of acquiring a Benro tripod to upgrade. I've been looking around yesterday at Penin Plaza and saw a certain Benro model which goes for $168/- with a ballhead(b4 bargain).
But Slik looks gd too..hmmm..i'm spoilt for choice now..but budget will be the main factor as I wouldn't want to spend more than $170/- for a tripod..so i guess my choice will be limited.
WIth that kind of budget, the tripod will be of a decent quality and could last me for a long period of time, i presume?
pls update wat u bought. I can copycat too
Just wondering, regarding the Gorillapods, have always been thinking say you wanna do some landscapes/scenary shots, how would you set up your tripod (Gorillapod) for these kind of shoots? The Gorillapod needs something to be attached to right? If we are like out in the open, wouldn't the limited "support" be a problem for Gorillapods to be attached to? I've been thinking of getting one of them (probably the Gorillapod FOCUS) but am not sure how useful it'll be if i'm to leave my tripod at home (mine isn't those CF types so weight is a major issue).
TIA for all replies.
TS sorry for hijacking your thread. Thought it was somewhat related?
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You have raised a good point.
When travelling, out in the open, there will always be trees, branches, rocks, walls, fences, railings that one can curl up the Gorilla's legs onto. Either horizontally or vertically (that's the forte of the Gorillapod - strong and steady). Just need to improvise.
If not, just stop the jeep/car by one side and place the Gorillapod on the boot or top of the vehicle.
Worse comes to worse, place on the floor. The low angle would give the landscape an interesting perspective.
Oh well, i can't have both sides of world can we. Tough choice. My set up shouldn't go above 5kg but might hover around 3kg. Thx again!
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Even if your set up is about 3kg, I would say go ahead an get a Gorillapod Focus cos of the stability. Some people don't like to do it, but I have found mounting a ballhead on the Gorillapod gives me even more flexibility in aligning my camera's orientation.
I will bring and leave my tripod in the jeep for my travel trip. But I will carry my Gorillapod when I walk out and climb (if I do). Best of both worlds lah.
I'm considering the Gorillapod more for travel and more options when a ___pod is need (oh, i love scenaries)! I think i'll probably not enjoy overseas trip if i lug those weight around and grumbling half the time.
The ballhead idea is good too (more weight!)
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I've tested the ball head with my 7D + 580EXII + 17-55 with hood and it held in the same position even after 8 hours!
Won't be upgrading to a carbon fiber one till I have enough cash for the EF 200 f2L IS.