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04-19-2011, 05:42 PM   #1
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Light weight tripod recommendation

I'm looking for a lightweight tripod to take overseas in June. I have a Manfrotto 190 with 3 way head but it does not pack up very small. Is there anything around without spending too much that would hold a DSLR and 300mm lens? Something not too bulky and packs up under 50cm in length would be ideal.

05-04-2011, 08:01 AM   #2
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Same question here!
Looking for a light weight tripod for travel / hiking. Current using the $40 Dolica tripod w/ head.
Got a 701HDV video head and found out the Dolica tripod is not very keen to twisting (when I rotate the 701HDV).

Any ~$150 carbon fiber tripod that you can recommend?

05-04-2011, 08:16 AM   #3
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The Smith-Victor CF100 Carbon Fiber Tripod with Head bundles the Smith Victor CF1 Tripod with the BH2 Ballhead. The CF100 represents the smaller carbon fiber support in the Smith Victor Black Diamond series. It is best suited for smaller SLRs, point & shoot, and compact video cameras. It is also the most pack-able of the series.

Load Capacity 5.1 lbs (2.3kg) Maximum Height 57" (145cm) Folded Length 23.2" (49cm)

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