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Thread started 24 Jan 2018 (Wednesday) 14:28
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paris ,rome tripod ?

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Jan 24, 2018 14:28 |  #1

heading to paris ,rome , florence , venice
end of feb.
i have a RRS tripod that i use all the time that does pack up nice in my suitcase
but I'm wondering if i should go with a small tripod.
I've been looking the feisol TT-15 mk2
or should i go with my taller RRS tripod

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Jan 29, 2018 01:15 |  #2

I've been to all of those cities. I would say a good travel tripod that would support your gear is a better choice than a bigger tripod. I used a Gitzo Series 1 Traveler when I went and worked well for me.

A few reasons for my suggestion.

1) The standard tourist place are crowded (though Feb should be low season) and a tripod is hard to deploy in that environment. Many indoor places prohibit tripod. Smaller the easier.

2) You don't want to carry around a big tripod traveling in an urban environment. Think about getting onto subways, buses, boat "buses" in Venice. Or eating in a small restaurant. Would be easier if the tripod folded down short and compact.

3) Conditions in big cities are not that extreme. Sure, maybe there's some wind, but you're not truly facing the elements. I think a high quality travel tripod would be enough.

Of course, I'm assuming the trip is for pleasure. If you're a pro on a work trip, then maybe you want the bigger tripod.

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Redondo Beach, CA
Feb 18, 2018 10:35 |  #3

I went on a 3wk trip to Europe last month and took a small tripod like this https://www.bhphotovid​ ...minum_tripod_kit_re​d.html (external link)

It folds up small enough to fit in camera bag and supported my setup 5DmkIV and heavy ultra wide.



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