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07-26-2010, 12:28 PM   #1
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light travel/hiking tripod?

looking for a decent tripod that i can take around easily for a budget under $150, weight < 4lbs (1.5ish kg). My gear isn't very heavy, at most k-x + 50-300mm.
Currently looking at either a Slik Sprint pro II or 340DX, anyone use the 340dx? I've seen a few positive reviews on the sprint pro but none on 340dx.


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07-26-2010, 06:57 PM   #2
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I had the Sprint ProII and used it on one trip. The size was nice but felt it a little unsteady with my DA*50-135. I sold it and bought the 340dx. It handles more weight and is quite a bit more stable as well as taller than the sprint pro. About a pound heavier though. Still nice and compact when folded and better than traveling without a tripod by far.
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I got mine from a hardware store, it's designed for laser bubble levels. Works like a charm, lightweigth, aluminum, panorama head included, carrying case included, all for 25$...

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