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Small, cheap lightweight tripod for travel

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Feb 22, 2012 00:49 |  #1

So I'll be going to florida this spring break, and italy this summer. I really want to bring a trips with me because I absolutely love doing night time photos with long exposure, on lit buildings, stars, etc., but my primary video tripod is too big. I was wondering if you know any tripods that are lightweight and compact but work well for around $50 or so? I will only use this for traveling and things where I can't take my primary one. I also might be doing some time lapses for fun too.
Thanks for your help,
Edit: I only have a 50mm and an 18-55mm kit lens for now, but I'm thinking about buying a bigger lens for this summer in italy.​photos/nickvwilliamson​/ (external link)
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Feb 22, 2012 01:45 |  #2

I have a Bogen tabletop tripod with a mini ball head that's lightweight and solid as a rock (thanks to the absurdly short legs). It's a great travel choice because you can stick it in a pocket, yet you can often find a wall to set it on so it's up at a decent height.

All I want is a 10-2000 f/0.5L with no distortion that weighs 100 grams, fits in my pocket, and costs $300. Is that too much to ask?

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Feb 22, 2012 09:05 |  #3

You can get some minitripods at B&H, but I think your best bet is a beanbag (external link). Much more stable than a small tripod.

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Feb 22, 2012 09:47 |  #4

I think I'm going to order a Surui T005. Good discussion with pics here.

No matter what there is always trade offs with these little guys. I think a little table top that could fit in your pocket would be a good tool in the kit too.

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