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May 11, 2014 17:17 |  #16

Exposure101 wrote in post #16897290 (external link)
I am leaning toward this little tripod- UltraPod (external link). It is very portable and inexpensive to boot.

I have one, and haven't used it in several years. Very portable, yes, but pretty unstable with a DSLR and a lens of any weight. I'd opt for a bean-bag over this.


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May 11, 2014 19:02 |  #17

you can ask this guy about that pod I linked.

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/member.p​hp?u=264567

I am pretty sure he has used it with his 5d3 with good results.


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May 11, 2014 22:42 |  #18

mine1 wrote in post #16897765 (external link)
you can ask this guy about that pod I linked.

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/member.p​hp?u=264567

I am pretty sure he has used it with his 5d3 with good results.

Thanks for that! I'm either going to go really cheap or get that Velbon Mini. Thank you for all the suggestions everyone!




  
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May 11, 2014 22:51 |  #19

The main issue with the mini tripod I see here is for that price you are going to end up with something which weighs a tonne, 1kg for a mini pod is a lot (in one suggested option here). I think you are better off buying a consumer bean bag. There is ALWAYS a was to elevate when required, this ingenuity is a real boost to your photographic experience and flexibility. There will be a time in the future that you fall back onto skills like this.

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May 11, 2014 23:02 |  #20

I think I am the one that suggested the heavy mini pod, and on the beanbag route I agree (all I took with me to italy was a bean bag and 15-85 and it worked out great), but it is easier to get the right angle with a pod.


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May 11, 2014 23:26 |  #21

If you weren't in such a rush, I'd suggest the Fotopro M5.


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May 11, 2014 23:30 |  #22

Alright, you guys won me over. I'm buying this- http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …The_Green_Pod_C​amera.html (external link)




  
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May 11, 2014 23:45 |  #23

that looks much more stable than what I used and will be easier to tilt the camera with that than what I used (a beanbag wrist pad for a mouse pad, that is actually kinda shaped like the bottom of the camera).


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May 12, 2014 02:20 |  #24

Exposure101. Good decision. I recognise you have taken advice, respect. I am sure that you will get along fine with this option and you now have $75ish more to play with one your holiday/trip. Let us know how you get along, some shots of the camera and pod in action would be great!

Good luck and have fun,

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May 12, 2014 07:59 |  #25

777guru wrote in post #16898392 (external link)
Exposure101. Good decision. I recognise you have taken advice, respect. I am sure that you will get along fine with this option and you now have $75ish more to play with one your holiday/trip. Let us know how you get along, some shots of the camera and pod in action would be great!

Good luck and have fun,

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Thank you all for your help!! I will be sure to post some pictures when I get back.




  
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May 12, 2014 08:33 |  #26

One final word, be careful to keep an eye on the manual focus ring on the lens with relation to the pod, if you adjust position, refocus ;-)a
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May 12, 2014 09:10 |  #27

777guru wrote in post #16898814 (external link)
One final word, be careful to keep an eye on the manual focus ring on the lens with relation to the pod, if you adjust position, refocus ;-)a
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Good call! I would probably forget to reset it if you didn't mention it. Thank you!




  
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