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I'd like to be able to commute in London with a tripod in my rucksack.
This means an ultra foldable tripod, perhaps with easily detachable head that snaps back on just like the quick release place on the camera.
Could you reccomend something cost effective that still might extend to normal heights for comfortable shooting?
Ideally it should support say 5KG's, and be nice and solid - its own weight is a secondary consideration at present.
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Ok 5Kg's may be optimistic, how about just 2Kgs?
The Vanguard Alta+ 225CT is a great travel tripod. Very strong, light and compact. Or one of the new Giotto Vitruvian carbon series.
Check this out
I managed to pick one up on ebay locally, very good, small, and sturdy
Very short though
Check out the Velbon Ultra Rexi-L. 36cm folded but the head screws on (is this a deal-breaker?)
It is a great little tripod - it fits in places my Manfrotto does not and I swear it is just as sturdy. A great bargain I reckon.
Another vote for the Velbon Ultra Rexi-L, absolutely brilliant little tripod.
That Velbon Ultra Rexi-L looks tight thanks Nice reviews too.
The Regged seems cool though not much info around for it and a bit specialised/short thanks.
The vanguard alta it a bit too steep for my planned budget. cheers anyway.
Someone else mentioned Slik tripods with legs that fold up over the head, i Assume this has a short centre column.
Velbon seem quite cool in this area, the Velbon Ultra Luxi-M Tripod might be a little light on the load from but is in the consideration pot & about £70. I'm not sure i like the supplied incorporated head though.
Thanks for your comments, it helps me quickly find some options.
The Ulta Rexi is fantastic. I highly recommend it.
Saw this in B&W Photography and remembered your 30cm limit:
Velbon Ultrek UT-43D
Legs fold in half and it goes up to a decent height of 156.5cm
I have one of these for travel with my m43 system and it's really good - lightweight, compact and fairly sturdy.
Not badly priced too !
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