Best Travel Tripod?

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hypercore360 Senior Member • Posts: 1,653
Best Travel Tripod?

Ok, gearheads, I need a little (perhaps a lot of) advice.

I've been looking and looking and looking. Uff... Tired of looking. So I have to ask for some help now... what's the "best" travel tripod? Loaded question, I know. What is best after all?

To me, the most expensive is not necessarily (typically not) "the best". Rare.

Want small, light weight as possible, stiff. For talking purposes, to make it somewhat simpler to hone down on the right one (for me), I'll say cost is not an issue. I'm willing to pay-out the waa-zoo if it's the "one". The right now!

For reference, I've been looking at:

- Gitzo GIG1545T - longest folded length (17.5") I would consider

- Gitzo GIG1555T - Probably ideal folded length of 14"

- Benro

- Sirui

- K&F

- etc.

The ones with 5 sections, seem to, not be so desirable. But then, if you have 4 sections, it's not extending high enough (less than 60 inches)...

Advice please. I have a trip coming up in early October (Grand Canyon / Utah Parks / Death Valley)...


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