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01-06-2012, 11:53 PM   #1
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Tripod Strap vs Tripod Bag vs Nothing At All

Any tripod users want to share their secrets as to how they transport their tripods? I've been wanting to get something, but I'm not sure which is best in the long run. Won't be doing a lot of hiking. It will mostly be from transporting the tripod from home to location and then back home.

Been looking at this tripod bag:

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This Tripod Strap:

OP/Tech Tripod Strap


And this old handy bad boy:

Hand


Are there any you guys prefer? Can you explain why? My camera bag has one of those straps to hold tripods, but I'm pretty sure the extra few pounds from the tripod will eventually cause that strap to tear after a while. Any advice appreciated.


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01-06-2012, 11:57 PM   #2
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I have a small shoulder strap tripod bag, I usually use that when I plan on going somewhere public (where people would see me).

My lowepro backpack also can hold a tripod (I have a pro-runner), which I use when I go someplace by myself (parks, etc).

I hang my tripod head off my backpack's straps when I am lazy and moving from location to location with short distances. So it all depends!
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I prefer a strap over bags, because it's just another piece of baggage out in the field.
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Hey Reivax,

I have both a bag and a strap for my tripod. If I'm traveling to my location by car I generally use the bag. I tend to use the strap if I'm hiking or something but I dont really like using it much as if you have a bulky or heavy head on your tripod the strap doesnt really allow the tripod to balance very well on your back.

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I have a (big) Hakuba HG-6230C and a (small) Benro Travel Flat C1190T, both have its own bag. The bags have never left home.

In the field, the naked tripod is attached to the backpack, or is carried by my paws.
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Both my pods have bags, but I also have a strap for my Gitzo. Similar answer to Jin above, I use what I think I need for the outing.
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Bag with shoulder strap.
01-07-2012, 07:53 AM   #8
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i have that same bag and a strap that came with my tripod but never found them useful at all. I simply carry it over my shoulder, army style and never had a problem. the bag is just one more thing to unpack and then stash before shooting which slows me down. ymmv

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I have a smal bag for mine, and i use it if i'm not sure if im going to use the tripod or not. Usually if im going to a shoot where i primarily will use the tripod, or have drive to the destination in car, i just crab it, and carry it by hand.
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These days, I don't tote my tripod as far as I used to...but when I did used to hike with my pod, I used a heavy-duty dog leash for a strap. I think I paid about $5 for it.
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I just have a strap over the tripod. I find tripod bags a bit cumbersome.
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I've found that if a Sherpa/assistant/wife/girlfriend/partner/child (delete as appropriate) or basically anyone else carries the tripod, then I don't have too.
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I store my mono-pod and tripod in a 2nd hand ($7 @ Play it Again Sports) baseball bag. I carry my umbrellas and light stands in a 2nd hand canvas golf club carrying case ($21).

In the field I strap my mono-pod and tripods to my FastPack 350 backpack. The mono-pod fits into the water bottle holder and the tripod fits under the outside flap.

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The Kata dedicated "tripod attachment" for my backpack(s) works quite well. If I'm just taking minimal gear and tripod, I use one extended tripod leg as a walking stick.
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Outdoors it's hands and while transporting i'll attach it to the bag.
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