Tripod Suggestions

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  1. roger1505

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    Hey fellas,

    I've got the OMD Em5II.

    Just wondering whats the best compact and lightweight tripod for this camera?

    I'm planning to travel to NZ soon and desperately need a tripod that's above 1 meter high, but can collapse down to fit in a large backpack (Carry on Luggage).

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    I just travelled for 5 weeks with a Sirui T-025X - I hardly noticed it in my daypack, so much so that I've been carrying it around for the last week accidentally.

    It was more than sturdy enough for my A7Rii w/ 16-35mm too.
     
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    +1 for Sirui. I have a W-2204 and love the thing. Am looking to pick up a T-025X soon too so I have something lighter to carry around for travel/walking.
     
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    +1 for the Sirui T-025X :)

    I carried one around in my backpack for my India trip and it worked brilliantly for my 5D3. You can anchor it with your bag if you're worried about the sturdiness of it, but it really is an impressive bit of kit.
     
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    I bought a MeFoto RoadTrip last year for when I didn't want my huge Gitzo around. It can hold my D800 + 70-200 f/2.8 which is what mattered to me.

    It's not the lightest (~1.6 kg) nor most compact (~40 cm folded) tripod but I wanted the sturdiness. One of the legs can also be removed to convert it into a monopod.
     
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    Thanks for the responses.
    Wow really positive reviews on the Sirui. Also does anyone have suggestions on where I can get one? Staticice is showing the cheapest for $319.
    :leet:
     
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    If you're happy to risk ebay from china, $277 delivered
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/Mini-Tra...e-Professional-Sirui-T025X-C10X-/172080854168

    Or already in the country ebay, $298 delivered
    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/SIRUI-T-...th-C10X-Ball-Head-for-DSLR-Came-/152240072659

    or roughly $319 delivered from B&H in America depending on exchange rate / conversion fees, etc :D

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1244072-REG/sirui_sut025x_t_025x_carbon_fiber_tripod.html
     
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    I bought a Q666c (comes branded as many different things) which is the Chinese rip-off of the mefoto. It was about $100 and seems pretty good so far. The screw legs are sturdy, but a little fiddly; the leg angle adjustments are a little strange - not the spring loaded type I was expecting. You can convert one leg into a monopole like the mefoto.
     
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    I got a mefoto a few years ago too can't remember which model, but it's pretty small. Love it. Took it on my japan travel. Held up my DSLR fine.
     
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    Just a quick review on the tripod after using it for a few months.

    I quite like the lightweight and compact design of the tripod, its able to collapse and pack into my backpack easily. Although being so lightweight it can be unstable under strong winds and/or inclined ground, luckily this problem can be solved with a carabiner provided with the tripod so a bag can be hooked to provide more weight.

    This tripod is definately travel friendly as it actually weighs less then my whole camera gear, so I'd reccomend it.
     

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