Can anyone recomend a decent super compact tripod that actually works?!?!? is there such an animal? I see a few that fold up to as small as 10 inches....im sure they are junk, but for travel purposes where you just want to throw something tiny and lightweight in your bag for quick shots is it worth paying 20 bucks for one on ebay? thanks
#1. "RE: super compact question" | In response to Reply # 0jrp Charter MemberFri 17-Aug-01 06:17 PM
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#3. "RE: super compact question" | In response to Reply # 0
The Manfrotto 209 (Bogen 3007) is very solid and tiny - a rare combination. What's best about it is you can put a decent head on it using a 3/8" standard thread, so you're not stuck with a tiny, weak miniball.
It's cheap, too. The only negative is that the cork feet want to fall off immediately, leaving metal feet exposed for tabletop use. I found some felt that I cut with a paper punch that sticks pretty well.
#4. "RE: super compact question" | In response to Reply # 0
I aquired a small tripod from Helix Camera that is produced by Morris which is a company in the same building as Helix in Chicago. I folds down to appx 14 inches and has a 3way head that functions quite well with both my N70 and my F altho I have no 2.8 super zooms. My problem with it now is after purchasing my new Bogen I have a mismatch of quick release plates .