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    Hi folks

    Any good recommendation for a tabletop/mini tripod capable of handling a DSLR? I found an el cheapo one that was a freebie with a point-and-shoot some years ago. I thought it would make a nice travel companion - till I tried it on my D7000 + Tammy 18-270mm... totally cannot make it. Anything out there that can handle this kind of weight while being lightweight and compact, and hence suitable for travel?

    Thanks!

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    Gorillapod?
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    Yes, Gorillapod….if you don't want to pay so much, there are "fake" versions all over that work almost as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by nightwolf75
    Hi nightwolf

    Mind if I ask you how much you paid for it? and which exact sub model?

    Thanks!

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    Quote Originally Posted by spinworkxroy
    Yes, Gorillapod….if you don't want to pay so much, there are "fake" versions all over that work almost as well
    How is this compared to a bean bag? Opinions?

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    Default Re: Tabletop tripod for a DSLR

    got the large DSLR model. think it's $50 or $60? can't quite remember...

    they were trying to push the gorillapod on me... but when i said that thing is too damn bulky, the guy laughed, nodded and took out the manfrotto tripod.
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    I used a fake gorillapod bought on ebay and used a normal ballhead on it. Not that compact compared to the table but at least i can adjust the angles easier. I used it on Canon 500D and 18-200 lens. D7000 might be slightly heavier.

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