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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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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​eo.com …minum_tripod_ki​t_red.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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Feb 23, 2018 11:40 |  #4

Take a monopod as well, as many venues in Rome, Venice and Florence will not allow the use of tripods in confined spaces!

Enjoy the trip, all of your your locations are fantastic.


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Feb 23, 2018 13:53 |  #5

Am going to same and other Italian cities mid year.
Have ordered a Sirui T-025X, small enough for suitcase.


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Mar 20, 2018 08:18 |  #6

I am traveling to Paris in two weeks, I am still struggling if I should bring a tripod with me.


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Mar 24, 2018 12:22 |  #7

jay56567 wrote in post #18590005 (external link)
I am traveling to Paris in two weeks, I am still struggling if I should bring a tripod with me.

Sorry to write that. Right now I would get less worried about bringing a tripod than moving around with public transport in Paris in April, May, June due to massive strikes (trains + underground railway).

This strike calendar may help you plan details of the Paris visit better:
http://www.linternaute​.com …d-avril-mai-et-juin-2018/ (external link)

Specific info on the Metro can also found in English on this page of the RATP website:
https://www.ratp.fr …and-its-surrounding-areas (external link)




  
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Jul 23, 2018 13:46 |  #8

Bought a MeFOTO Globetrotter CF fo a trip to Paris four years ago. Holds a Gripped 5D Mark III with a 70-200 f/2.8 L IS Mark II with no problem. Will be heading to Helsinki, Stockholm and Copenhagen in a few weeks and I am sure it will be with me.


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