Recommendation Needed: Rock Solid Desktop Tripod


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I am looking for a quality tripod to do macro photography on desktops and tables as well as a bag portable tripod for travel. I have a 20D and use the EF100mm for my macro work so it can be quite heavy and those I have seen so far are just puny and unstable.

I will be so grateful if someone could make a suggestion of brand and model (and estimate price as well as vendor will also be helpful!)

Thanks and Cheers!
 

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One of the more stable table top I have tried is the Manfrotto 345 table top kit.
Pretty solid if you don't screw in the column.
Comes in a pack and is very portable.
Price I forget but should be around the region of $65
Was at one time available almost everywhere but I have seen them at TK Foto however not sure if they still have it.

http://www.manfrotto.com/Jahia/cache/offonce/pid/3193


I am looking for a quality tripod to do macro photography on desktops and tables as well as a bag portable tripod for travel. I have a 20D and use the EF100mm for my macro work so it can be quite heavy and those I have seen so far are just puny and unstable.

I will be so grateful if someone could make a suggestion of brand and model (and estimate price as well as vendor will also be helpful!)

Thanks and Cheers!
 

Dec 31, 2005
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Thanks for the reply Dennis. This looks like a good table top tripod!
Will go down to Cathay to see if they have one. Thanks very much!

Cheers!


One of the more stable table top I have tried is the Manfrotto 345 table top kit.
Pretty solid if you don't screw in the column.
Comes in a pack and is very portable.
Price I forget but should be around the region of $65
Was at one time available almost everywhere but I have seen them at TK Foto however not sure if they still have it.

http://www.manfrotto.com/Jahia/cache/offonce/pid/3193
 

Dennis

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Oh yes, I think I remember seeing this one at Cathay Marina.
Not sure about price though.

I'm using an Ultrapod II. Very lightweight and can handle DSLR with regular zooms/primes very well. There is a velcro strap that you can used to strap onto lampposts or trees too. :)

http://www.pedcopods.com/specsup2.htm
 

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