Travel Tripod?

Started Mar 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
Bill Randall
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Re: Travel Tripod?

hypercore360 wrote:

In need of advice/input on a compact travel tripod.

The ones I am considering are:

- Vanguard Alta Plus 225CT
- Slik Pro 624CF
- Benro Travel Angel A0690T

There are probably others, but so far these are the ones I've looked at.
Too many choices, and it's even more difficult to decide what to get.

Does anyone have any expericence with any of the above mentioned tripods?

The Vanguard is the most compact, when folded, and most expensive.
The Benro is the least expensive, but slightly taller when folded down.

Cheers and Happy Shooting!

P.S. - this was posted on a few other forums.

I just purchased a tripod for travel. All the short tripods I found that are suitable have four sections as opposed to 3 which is the normal sections per leg. I settled on the "Promaster XC-525", at $ 170. The tripod is about 15 and 1/2 inches long when folded. Finding a bag with a reasonable fit was a problem. The small bag from Promaster that should fit this tripod from Promaster is too small. Thanks to another poster who informed me of a suitable bag, I have ordered from "Really Right Stuff" the "TQB-47" which is about 4 inches longer than the tripod. Bag cost $ 50.

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