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Discussion in 'Photography Board' started by caa1277, Jan 30, 2013.

  1. caa1277

    caa1277 American by birth............Grumpy by choice!

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    So I'm looking to replace a broken tripod that I have had for years. I'd like to get one that can sturdily (not sure if that's a real word, but I like it :thumbsup2) a DSLR but is also compact enough to carry comfortably into the parks, preferably in a backpack. Anyone have any tripod recommendations?
     
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  3. BBQMonster

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    One recommendation I would make is to get one that fits in the lockers at WDW so you don't have to carry it all day. The small lockers are 11" x 9" x 16" so the maximum diagonal is 21.4".
     
  6. Me!Thatswho

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    I 2nd the Cullmann. I have the Magic II. It's light, can be easily carried around the parks on a backpack all day. BUT, 1) it is short! I think it is like 55 or 56 inches so, & 2) it isn't overly sturdy. So, if you forget your remote shutter trigger like I did being the knucklehead that I am, you will end up capturing 40 or 50 brilliant firework bursts with a blurry castle that is half blocked by the heads of those standing right in front of you and an occasional mickey-head balloon that kept creeping in somehow. :sad:
     
  7. Gianna'sPapa

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    That is one of the issues of a travel tripod. Being lightweight for travel can be a problem, however I found a solution with Cullmann. Because of its design I can easily hang my bag and it becomes very stable.

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  8. Me!Thatswho

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    Nice! Normally I do the same. Unfortunately that particular evening in the park we had already drank all of our water and I had left my usual extras (camcorder, external flash, lenses, etc) in the room because we only entered the park to eat and see Wishes. I probably would have been fine even without the shutter release, had Main Street not been mobbed with the much dreaded Brazilian Tour Groups which forced me to position myself so as to block the tripod from all contact as opposed to a more relaxed posse. But I completely agree that, with a little added weight, the Cullmann is the perfect travel solution. And, at least for me, much easier than lugging my tank - an old Kenlock 2000 - into the parks! :thumbsup2
     
  9. caa1277

    caa1277 American by birth............Grumpy by choice!

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    I'd love to find something that was easily transportable and also can convert into a monopod. The cullman looks like something I could use, but is quite a bit expensive.
     
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    Its worth it though....
     

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