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Looking for good travel tripod legs

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Jan 12, 2014 08:29 |  #1

I have a Markins M-10, so I just need some good legs. I am currently looking at the Velbon Ultra Voxi L 5-Section Twist Lock. Are there any other suggestions or anyone use these? Camera weight is not an issue and I don't use zoom lens. I want something small that can either fit in or on a backpack nicely. I don't want to pay more than $350

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Jan 12, 2014 09:15 |  #2

This Benro looks fairly good to me: http://www.bhphotovide​ …80F_4_Section_C​arbon.html (external link) Only 2.6 pounds, folded length under 20" and a good support capacity.

Manfrotto 055CXPro4 is another good choice, though a bit larger/heavier: http://www.bhphotovide​ …Section_Carbon_​Fiber.html (external link)

If you want super light, an entry-level Gitzo mountaineer is just out of your price range. As for the Velbon, I have no experience with that brand but would hesitate to recommend a 5-section aluminum tripod - to me it just seems ungainly and probably has stability issues.

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Jan 12, 2014 23:17 |  #3

This legs are very good... …ipods&hash=item​20c9e130da (external link)

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Jan 13, 2014 08:52 |  #4

Another vote for Benro. …/showthread.php​?t=1111203

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Jan 13, 2014 10:55 |  #5

I was looking to get an Induro CT214 as my travel tripod, on sale too until end of January for $300
has really good reviews on B&H and Amazon

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