I see a couple of threads on this topic, but nothing recent.
I'm looking for a good tripod to strap on the outside of a multi-day backpack. In summer 2012 I did a month long walk on the Oregon Coast and opted to bring a point and shoot because weight was of critical value. I have some regrets when I view the photos in comparison to the scenery I was in.
This coming summer I will be in the backcountry at Crater Lake for two to three weeks and would like to bring my DSLR (currently a D3100). I'll be walking less, so the weight is less a concern (though still a major factor in happy).
This brings up the tripod issue for me. I no longer have one (long story, involving money).
I see the Gitzo G1228 or G1227 was recommended back in 2002. What are people using for extended backcountry work a decade later?
At 3.4 pounds, sans head, it would be my simple heaviest piece of equipment (my tent weighs 1.5 pounds, for instance).
Any suggestions? It's an overwhelming world of tripods out there.
#1. "RE: Backpacking Tripod" | In response to Reply # 0jacsr Registered since 08th Apr 2006Tue 12-Feb-13 08:04 PM
You may want to check out the Feisol 33/3442, they come in at 2.3 lbs and the 4 section folds to 19". They are good tripods and they are reasonably priced. The only issue is they may be slightly bulky due to the slightly larger top plate. You can check out the specs of all versions here.
#2. "RE: Backpacking Tripod" | In response to Reply # 1MikeBullington Registered since 12th Feb 2013Tue 12-Feb-13 09:09 PM
Thanks, Joe. I've never heard of them. They certainly seem to fit in specs and price. If all goes according to plan, I'll be shooting with a D700 and primes, so the weight seems to be within range.
As far as bulk, I'm not overly concerned with it since it will be on the outside of the pack. I'll have to hold one to know.
Thanks for the tip.