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06-07-2014, 10:13 AM   #1
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Tripod Recommendations for Car

I would welcome recommendations for small/mini tripods for in-car usage.

I often visit game reserves, in which one is not allowed to get out of the car, so some form of stability would be nice, especially whilst staking out a waterhole in the African bush.

06-07-2014, 10:29 AM   #2
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I would try the old beanbag trick. You can start with one made at home with gallon or 4 liter storage bags filled with dried beans. There are some window mount camera supports on the market as well but the old beanbag is cheaper!
06-07-2014, 10:30 AM   #3
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Are you able to partially open windows in these reserves? If so there are lots of window mounts available from tripod head types to bean bags and foam support blocks.

There are lots of examples shown here: Specialized Camera Supports at
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I suppose the below is ruled out since you cannot get out of the car
But maybe this with a flu card my work for you?

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