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compact, fluid-head tripod suggestions....
« on: March 02, 2015, 02:07:34 PM »
willing to shell out $200-300 for a "travel" one, I have a stellar Manfrotto (sp?) for in-state taping, but on the airlines, it's rather bulky (near 4 feet long)

a hard plastic'd be better than aluminum for the legs, for security at 'metal' shows, but not a necessity.
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Re: compact, fluid-head tripod suggestions....
« Reply #1 on: March 02, 2015, 07:38:01 PM »
What about a monopod,lets you move around and change positions alot more quick than a tripod.I use a Manfrotto 561bhdv monopod that has a fluid pan tilt head but think it is discontinued,maybe replaced buy a newer one?
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Re: compact, fluid-head tripod suggestions....
« Reply #2 on: March 02, 2015, 10:05:19 PM »
What about a monopod,lets you move around and change positions alot more quick than a tripod.I use a Manfrotto 561bhdv monopod that has a fluid pan tilt head but think it is discontinued,maybe replaced buy a newer one?

I rarely shoot from "in a crowd", much more from seats/balconies that a tripod is much easier to secure to.

I've got some minis, foam pads and zipties that do good in a pinch, but if I have permissions, a nice compact fluid head (or 3) for travel would be ideal.
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Re: compact, fluid-head tripod suggestions....
« Reply #3 on: March 08, 2015, 06:46:58 AM »
Excellent, cheap, very smooth fluid tripod head: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008AGMNOM

Beats "big brand name" heads costing 5x this much.

Throw it on any sticks or mount that you like/can afford.
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Re: compact, fluid-head tripod suggestions....
« Reply #4 on: March 08, 2015, 06:36:05 PM »
Excellent, cheap, very smooth fluid tripod head: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B008AGMNOM

Beats "big brand name" heads costing 5x this much.

Throw it on any sticks or mount that you like/can afford.


why thank you kindly, looks near perfect.
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