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Compact Tripod, about 30CM ?

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    JackAllTog
    JackAllTog e2 Member 53534 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
    4 Oct 2011 - 5:49 PM

    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.

    Thanks,
    Stuart

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    JackAllTog
    JackAllTog e2 Member 53534 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
    4 Oct 2011 - 6:08 PM

    Ok 5Kg's may be optimistic, how about just 2Kgs?

    parallax
    parallax e2 Member 5110 forum postsparallax vcard United Kingdom
    4 Oct 2011 - 6:32 PM

    The Vanguard Alta+ 225CT is a great travel tripod. Very strong, light and compact. Or one of the new Giotto Vitruvian carbon series.

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    NeilS
    NeilS e2 Member 7828 forum postsNeilS vcard United Kingdom
    4 Oct 2011 - 6:36 PM

    Check this out

    I managed to pick one up on ebay locally, very good, small, and sturdy

    Very short though

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    mikehit
    mikehit  46163 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
    4 Oct 2011 - 7:44 PM

    Check out the Velbon Ultra Rexi-L. 36cm folded but the head screws on (is this a deal-breaker?)

    http://www.ephotozine.com/article/velbon-ultra-rexi-l-tripod-review-16157

    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.

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    Terry L
    Terry L e2 Member 10572 forum postsTerry L vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
    4 Oct 2011 - 11:04 PM

    Another vote for the Velbon Ultra Rexi-L, absolutely brilliant little tripod.

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    JackAllTog
    JackAllTog e2 Member 53534 forum postsJackAllTog vcard United Kingdom58 Constructive Critique Points
    5 Oct 2011 - 1:49 PM

    That Velbon Ultra Rexi-L looks tight Smile thanksvelbon-ultra-rexi-l.jpg 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.
    Stuart

    seahawk
    seahawk e2 Member 7529 forum postsseahawk vcard United Kingdom
    6 Oct 2011 - 3:14 PM

    The Ulta Rexi is fantastic. I highly recommend it.

    MeanGreeny
    11 Oct 2011 - 10:05 AM

    Saw this in B&W Photography and remembered your 30cm limit:

    Velbon Ultrek UT-43D
    29.5cm folded
    ~150

    Legs fold in half and it goes up to a decent height of 156.5cm

    reggie747
    reggie747  6
    12 Oct 2011 - 7:27 PM

    http://www.sliktripod.co.uk/pages/sprintminiproGM.html

    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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