Best Compact / Travel Tripod for an Olympus e-M5 OMD

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Best Compact / Travel Tripod for an Olympus e-M5 OMD
Oct 1, 2012

I have recently bought myself an Olympus OMD e-M5 and so far I am really impressed. I have also just started playing with Spherical Panorama's and the results impressed the hell out of a mate of mine who has a full frame Canon with 8mm lens.

My current Tripod is too big for this camera and has always been to big to travel with so I am on the hunt for a replacement. Here are I must haves:

  • Must be compact in size no greater than 35cm

  • Must hold a Nodal Ninja 3 + MkII

  • Must have a Ball and Socket Head

  • Must be light weight

  • Must be quick set up

So far the only Tripod I can find that satisfies all my requirements is the Velbon Ultrek UT-43D. However, trying to find a supplier in Australia is proving impossible.

Thoughts, feedback and recommendations are most welcome?

Oh and how do you know what the right size plate should be for a camera of this size?

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