Tripod for lightweight camera

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras' started by Daniel Silevitch, Sep 25, 2005.

  1. I'm looking to buy a tripod to go along with my Panasonic FZ5. This is a
    fairly light camera by the standards of this group (<1 pound), and I was
    wondering if anyone could recommend a reasonable tripod for such a

    It's going to be carried around in a backpack a fair bit, so I'd like to
    keep the tripod weight down as much as possible. Tentative budget is in
    the $50ish range, though I probably could be talked into spending
    somewhat more if need be.

    Any suggestions for candidates?

    Daniel Silevitch, Sep 25, 2005
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  2. The VELBON MAXi 343E can be had from Amazon for US$72. It is quite
    light weight and well made. On the other hand, it is so spindly that
    wind can cause it to move a bit. I am experimenting with hanging
    heavy objects to it, but I haven't spent enought time with it to say
    much about it.

    I look forward to other posts on this topic, so I can see if I just
    wasted my money.
    David Arnstein, Sep 25, 2005
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  3. Daniel Silevitch

    Yakov Chiu Guest

    This is probably the best choice. Henry's sometimes has these in the mid
    $50's on their eBay store.
    Yakov Chiu, Sep 25, 2005
  4. I'll take a look at this one. Thanks for the recommendation.

    Daniel Silevitch, Sep 25, 2005
  5. Daniel Silevitch

    Alain Guest

    You could also think about a monopod (but the FZ5 has image
    stabilization in it) or a tabletop tipod.
    Alain, Sep 25, 2005
  6. Based on recommendations here, and some other research, I decided on the
    Velbon 343. The tripod is in the mail (or on the UPS truck; same

    Thanks for all the help.

    Daniel Silevitch, Sep 30, 2005
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