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Compact Tripod, about 30CM ?

JackAllTog Plus
8 4.9k 58 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2011 5:49PM
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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JackAllTog Plus
8 4.9k 58 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2011 6:08PM
Ok 5Kg's may be optimistic, how about just 2Kgs?
4 Oct 2011 6:32PM
The Vanguard Alta+ 225CT is a great travel tripod. Very strong, light and compact. Or one of the new Giotto Vitruvian carbon series.
4 Oct 2011 6:36PM
Check this out

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

Very short though
mikehit Plus
8 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
4 Oct 2011 7:44PM
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.
Terry L Plus
14 596 5 England
4 Oct 2011 11:04PM
Another vote for the Velbon Ultra Rexi-L, absolutely brilliant little tripod.
JackAllTog Plus
8 4.9k 58 United Kingdom
5 Oct 2011 1:49PM
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.
seahawk Plus
10 1.2k United Kingdom
6 Oct 2011 3:14PM
The Ulta Rexi is fantastic. I highly recommend it.
MeanGreeny Plus
12 3.7k England
11 Oct 2011 10:05AM
Saw this in B&W Photography and remembered your 30cm limit:

Velbon Ultrek UT-43D
29.5cm folded

Legs fold in half and it goes up to a decent height of 156.5cm
12 Oct 2011 7:27PM

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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