I need a tripod!

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Rockskipper

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I know there have been threads on this before, but since I don't have the net and hate sitting in the library parking lot (and have to drive a long ways to get here), I don't really have the time to do a search. Could someone give me some good quick ideas of a good tripod, not real expensive, that would not be too heavy and yet would hold equipment weighing around 5 lbs total. I won't be backpacking with it, but may do day hikes.

Thanks in advance! :thumbsup:
 

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Titans

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Here is one BCP thread with a couple of suggestions:


Rick said, potentially this one (he has an older version, works well)

or a Manfrotto :

Manfrotto Element Traveller Small Aluminum 5-Section Tripod Kit with Ball Head, Element Small 56.3", Black
by Amazon.com
Learn more: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01N079WTU/?tag=backcountrypo-20

Rick would like this expensive one- so the circle is now complete.... it's back to @Perry 's wish :)
 
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Perry

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I’m loving the Peak Designs travel tripod. The down sides... pricy, can’t see the spirit level once the camera is mounted, panos are problematic as the head does not rotate on a horizontal plane... have to turn by loosening the ball head and turning. The pano problem can be fixed by swapping out to the head of your choice.


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There are lot's of great inexpensive lightweight tripods out there. I think you need to consider first what type of head you need, and how you want to attach your camera to it. I personally like the Manfrotto heads with the RRS mounting plates. The Manfrotto heads can be affordable, the RRS stuff not so much.
 

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Thanks everyone. I think I'm going to go with the one on Amazon Titans suggested then save up for a good one (Manfrotto head, etc.). I'm kind of in a hurry to get out, winter really left me with a bad case of cabin fever.
 

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I just got the K&F Titans mentioned and it's perfect for what i need. I may get a more heavy duty one later, but this at least keeps everything stable for now. Thanks!
 

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