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Mar 28, 2013 08:31 |  #1

I am looking for a mini/foldable chair/stool to take on my outdoor photography trips, I have seen some used by sports photographers before but haven't been able to find any online.

Just a mini/foldable stool to sit on during long exposures or adjusting camera settings..


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Mar 28, 2013 09:30 |  #2

Do a web search for "folding camp stool"

From amazon: http://www.amazon.com …%3Afolding%20ca​mp%20stool (external link)


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Mar 28, 2013 10:27 |  #3

I use one called "walkstool" not particulary cheap but lightweight, comes with its own carrying bag.

You can check them out here:

http://www.walkstool.c​om/ (external link)

and I got mine at Leevalley in Canada. They are available on amazon and at B&H

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …&InitialSearch=​yes&sts=ma (external link)

I highly recommend this.


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Mar 28, 2013 10:49 as a reply to  @ Eastcoast's post |  #4

Yup I use one of those 3 legged folding tripod'ish stools .... snagged it out of our camping gear. Sure makes it nice for long exposures and working low to the ground.




  
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Mar 28, 2013 10:51 as a reply to  @ Eastcoast's post |  #5

Thanks a bunch! These will do..

In fact, that simple search on Amazon yeilded camping equipment makes me want to buy a tent and go camping..

Seems like photography is making me go out more often and doing newer things everyday :)

On to the U.S park search..


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Mar 28, 2013 10:56 |  #6

Sens0r wrote in post #15765198 (external link)
Thanks a bunch! These will do..

In fact, that simple search on Amazon yeilded camping equipment makes me want to buy a tent and go camping..

Seems like photography is making me go out more often and doing newer things everyday :)

On to the U.S park search..

I am loving it, I have lived in oregon all my 27 years, yet in the last 1 year since getting into photography I have seen more of the state then ever before. Havea few out of state camping/hiking trips planned too. The wife is loving it (old hobby was racing RC cars, would travel and camp but at dusty dirty tracks for long weekends lol).




  
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Mar 28, 2013 21:42 |  #7

I also highly recommend the walkstool. We have two of them!


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Mar 29, 2013 07:03 |  #8

Another + for the Walkstool, especially for those of us with figures that can no longer be described as 'sylph-like' without a very stretchy imagination.

I had one of those cheap camping-shop 3-legged stools that worked very well. Until the time I was sitting on it backed-up into a gorse bush as far as I dared. Then I heard an ominous tearing noise and watched in stunned silence as the metal leg ripped through the nylon and thrust up between my legs. Luckily (??) I avoided dreadful injury as the remains of the stool tipped me backwards into the gorse. My friend dragged me out (once she'd stopped giggling) and helped patch up the worst of the scratches.

That was the day I decided that a Walkstool was definitely not too expensive. It's since done an admirable job of keeping my bottom out of gorse bushes and similar.


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Mar 29, 2013 07:10 |  #9

Here's another thought. <link (external link)> - serves 2 uses. I carry some pouched lens in mine - you might want to carry lunch and a drink.


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Mar 29, 2013 09:30 |  #10

Walkstool here. When you get out to the flightline, just about everyone uses one. So they must be pretty good. Had mine several years.... Of all things, seems like it came off EBAY which was cheaper than the AMAZON Retail.

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Apr 01, 2013 01:07 |  #11

It's not doesn't collapse, but I bring at least 1 Full Apple Box with me on every location shoot!


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Apr 01, 2013 10:59 |  #12

Another big vote for Walkstool. These things are awesome. I actually use mine all the time, not just shooting images. I use it all winter long ice fishing. It's very small and light and it's rated to 500 lbs unlike the cheaper knockoffs you see at outdoor stores. And it's made in Sweden, so it must be good! So many people that see mine end up buying one. My dad just bought one to use golfing, he can't stand for a long time but often plays courses in Ireland and Scotland that don't have carts or benches at the tee boxes!


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Apr 01, 2013 14:23 |  #13

Naturescapes.net carries the walkstool, though they are currently out of stock. If you sign up for emails, they send out discount coupons periodically.


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Apr 02, 2013 22:20 as a reply to  @ Bearmann's post |  #14

Walkstools are great . I have two plus a couple of these when I will be shooting for extended periods of time ..

http://casual-male-big-and-tall.destinationxl.com …nt=11&scrollTop​=6104&pg=3 (external link)


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