Weight of tripod


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ryuggen

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How heavy are your tripods when you will take it over to oversea for travel or backpacking?

Anyone experience with a 2.3kg eg. 550pro, 550CL, tripod to roam around with? Care to share some thoughts.
 

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If you are worried about weight - use a monopod instead.
Manfrotto even has one which is self-standing for those times when you want a pic of yourself.
 

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You mean the universal folding base?

A medium built person, so probably dont have so much strength to carry 5 -8 KG for long hours...
 

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If you are worried about weight - use a monopod instead.
Manfrotto even has one which is self-standing for those times when you want a pick of yourself.
how does the self standing thing work?
 

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if you look like this



weight of tripod doesn't matter =D

(ok, i'm damn bored) it's all about personal preference, really
 

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if you look like this



weight of tripod doesn't matter =D

(ok, i'm damn bored) it's all about personal preference, really
LOL! :bsmilie:
I'm using this :



The twin shoulder straps really reduce the load when travelling! :thumbsup:
Was bought from eugenep some time back.

Or you can get the newer tripod bags, but they are single strap and slings across your body. I have tried those newer ones, and I still prefer the twin strap kind. ;p
 

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Or you can get the newer tripod bags, but they are single strap and slings across your body. I have tried those newer ones, and I still prefer the twin strap kind. ;p
can kiap the tripod between his back muscles la, that guy

anw, jokes aside.. is it a must to get tripod bag
even if you get something < 1 kg, like slik sprint pro =(
 

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The twin shoulder straps really reduce the load when travelling! :thumbsup:
Was bought from eugenep some time back.

Or you can get the newer tripod bags, but they are single strap and slings across your body. I have tried those newer ones, and I still prefer the twin strap kind. ;p
later misunderstood this bag is carrying a sniper gun :sweat:


For me, I would prefer to use a tripod strap. I do not mind people to see me carrying a tripod
 

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i am too poor to get a light-weight tripod
so i have to get fit instead haha
but i use monopod most of the time, faster to set up and take down
 

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can kiap the tripod between his back muscles la, that guy

anw, jokes aside.. is it a must to get tripod bag
even if you get something < 1 kg, like slik sprint pro =(
Your preference. I rather the tripod not hinder my movement. ;)
 

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later misunderstood this bag is carrying a sniper gun :sweat:


For me, I would prefer to use a tripod strap. I do not mind people to see me carrying a tripod

Tried using a strap, but the tripod keeps on hitting against me. Painful leh. :cry:
 

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Do take note that these leg attachments do add considerable weight to the monopod. :sweat:
No they do not! unless you are a wimp.
This monopod is still a lot lighter than a tripod even light but sturdy ones.

I know because I use one.
 

ipin

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No they do not! unless you are a wimp.
This monopod is still a lot lighter than a tripod even light but sturdy ones.

I know because I use one.

Wimp or not, over a distance, one would feel it even it's only 300g extra. :what:

But a monopod with the leg attachments? Are you sure? I have tried the weight of it and it does feel heavier than a tripod (I estimate ~1-2Kg).
 

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