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    Quote Originally Posted by arikyeo View Post
    just don't expect to do 5 minute long exposures with it.. it is especially useful if you want a guerrilla tripod to bring into places where tripods are not allowed... like the new york subway. and 400D with a small lens will do ok with this...

    and best of all, it is cheap too and the size of a small umbrella.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Yes TS, someone made a tripod similar to what you were wishing for. It is called a Tamrac zipshot.

    Hm reminds me of the command post tenttage we used to make in the army lol

    From memory those stuffs aren't sturdy at all
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    Quote Originally Posted by Atarandas View Post
    Hm reminds me of the command post tenttage we used to make in the army lol

    From memory those stuffs aren't sturdy at all
    well.. these tripods are not the most sturdy.. you can't have the cake and eat it... but this tripod has it use... especially in a pinch or if you want a bring a stealth tripod into a place where tripods are not allowed... legs are thing, so from far also cannot see clearly by security guard.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    well.. these tripods are not the most sturdy.. you can't have the cake and eat it... but this tripod has it use... especially in a pinch or if you want a bring a stealth tripod into a place where tripods are not allowed... legs are thing, so from far also cannot see clearly by security guard.
    And if the guard catches you, can say you wanna pitch tent

    Anyways I don't think it can withstand my camera, yet alone a bazooka... Where can I buy 1? How much?

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    Quote Originally Posted by arikyeo View Post
    And if the guard catches you, can say you wanna pitch tent

    Anyways I don't think it can withstand my camera, yet alone a bazooka... Where can I buy 1? How much?
    Check with shops...

    It is rated to hold 1.3 kg...

    so for 400D and kit lens will work.

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    Default Re: Any tripod to fit my requirements?

    The next best thing will be this:



    Sirui T-1205x

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    The next best thing will be this:



    Sirui T-1205x
    Hehe... Thanks! I will buy that after I sell my oversized canon tripod... Any takers for my tripod? Retracted/folded length is 60cm...

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    Quote Originally Posted by arikyeo View Post
    Hehe... Thanks! I will buy that after I sell my oversized canon tripod... Any takers for my tripod? Retracted/folded length is 60cm...
    No one wants a Canon or Nikon tripod. They are junk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    No one wants a Canon or Nikon tripod. They are junk.
    LOL, I dunno why its called "Deluxe Tripod" but its extremely sturdy, the material feels professional...

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    The next best thing will be this:



    Sirui T-1205x
    nice tripod. but the max height is 1.3m? + ball head + camera is only 1.5m eye level.
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    Quote Originally Posted by JinG14 View Post
    nice tripod. but the max height is 1.3m? + ball head + camera is only 1.5m eye level.
    Honestly, 1.5m should be enough, unless I'm attaching a bazooka to it & doing plane spotting

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    Quote Originally Posted by arikyeo View Post
    Honestly, 1.5m should be enough, unless I'm attaching a bazooka to it & doing plane spotting
    good for you. 1.5m is too low for me standing 1.85m
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    Quote Originally Posted by JinG14 View Post
    good for you. 1.5m is too low for me standing 1.85m
    Eh, I only 20cm shorter than you leh...

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    Default Re: Any tripod to fit my requirements?

    Quote Originally Posted by JinG14 View Post
    nice tripod. but the max height is 1.3m? + ball head + camera is only 1.5m eye level.
    hmmm....

    I am 1.78m and I am using a tripod 1.2m tall only. And it is perfect for me...

    And if you have camera at your eye level with you standing straight up... how are you going to look at the top LCD? or the distance scale on the top of your lens? tip toe?

    And question: do you glue your eye to your viewfinder all the time? I ask because when I shoot on a tripod, I spend less than 5% of the time with my eye to the viewfinder (and no, I do not use liveview).

    I guess it just goes to show how different people shoot differently...
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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    hmmm....

    I am 1.78m and I am using a tripod 1.2m tall only. And it is perfect for me...

    And if you have camera at your eye level with you standing straight up... how are you going to look at the top LCD? or the distance scale on the top of your lens? tip toe?

    And question: do you glue your eye to your viewfinder all the time? I ask because when I shoot on a tripod, I spend less than 5% of the time with my eye to the viewfinder.

    I guess it just goes to show how different people shoot differently...
    Agreed. Some people are more used to crouching to the dslr, others are more comfortable letting the dslr to come to the person...

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    Quote Originally Posted by JinG14 View Post
    nice tripod. but the max height is 1.3m? + ball head + camera is only 1.5m eye level.
    I just bought the T1205x yesterday. have yet to test it out on field. But with tripod fully extended with ball head, the camera viewfinder is about my eye level, less 2cm, and i stand at 1.68m.

    You do the math i chose this over the sirui T1204x because its so short! Compact. Just that its a 4 section instead of 3. Not like it'll matter for my kind of usage. Its sturdy nonetheless. And the lack of Sirui tripods in BnS should tell you something about this brand already. As compared with the number of benro tripods in Bns... you get what i mean
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    Default Re: Any tripod to fit my requirements?

    Quote Originally Posted by hotchoco1ate View Post
    I just bought this tripod yesterday. have yet to test it out on field. But with tripod fully extended with ball head, the camera viewfinder is about my eye level, less 2cm, and i stand at 1.68m.

    You do the math i chose this over the sirui T1204x because its so short! Compact. Just that its a 4 section instead of 3. Not like it'll matter for my kind of usage. Its sturdy nonetheless. And the lack of Sirui tripods in BnS should tell you something about this brand already. As compared with the number of benro tripods in Bns... you get what i mean
    Which tripod?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    hmmm....

    I am 1.78m and I am using a tripod 1.2m tall only. And it is perfect for me...

    And if you have camera at your eye level with you standing straight up... how are you going to look at the top LCD? or the distance scale on the top of your lens? tip toe?

    And question: do you glue your eye to your viewfinder all the time? I ask because when I shoot on a tripod, I spend less than 5% of the time with my eye to the viewfinder (and no, I do not use liveview).

    I guess it just goes to show how different people shoot differently...
    nah i still dun have the chance to go out and try it out till nxt weekend. but your explanation really solve my queries. appreciate that. hehe
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    Default Re: Any tripod to fit my requirements?

    Quote Originally Posted by arikyeo View Post
    LOL, I dunno why its called "Deluxe Tripod" but its extremely sturdy, the material feels professional...
    is it extremely sturdy?

    First time I hear someone say that. Well, if you find it study and professional... you should stick to it. You will have problems selling it even if you offer $30. maybe some PnS user will buy it from you.

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    Default Re: Any tripod to fit my requirements?

    Quote Originally Posted by arikyeo View Post
    Agreed. Some people are more used to crouching to the dslr, others are more comfortable letting the dslr to come to the person...
    er... no need to crouch la. Just lean forward, your eye level will drop 10-15 cm already. try it.
    Last edited by daredevil123; 4th December 2010 at 08:55 PM.

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