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- Jan 29, 2010
- South Gippsland, Australia
- Real Name
- Ray, not Oz
Saw one locally at a local camera store chain. You are right and the head would be ok for a 4/3 rig but not much more. Ray is right that the tubes are the same from a tent set-up and not too strong. If I remember right, I think they were aluminum but am not sure. The legs did stiffen up pretty well but they had a lot of play and never seemed to be really locked in beyond where the feet were placed on the ground. I would be worried in even a light wind.I saw that at B&H on the end cap. It's like a blind persons walking stick. It could hold a M4/3 with a light lens, the head looks ok.
Might get some interesting and creative blur effects!It looks like all they are using are the foldup fibreglass poles used in hiking tents, and not even the bigger/thicker ones. Wobble would be an understatement.
Looks like in anything more than a moderate breeze it would take off like one of your kites - could be good for aerial photography.......
Not exactly inspiring confidence. If I put my gear on that I'd be crapping it waiting for gravity to just screw everything up.
Yeah, this ultralight tripod isn't ideal by any means. I much prefer my little 2 lb Gitzo for most things. But for multi-day backpacking trips this saves well over a pound, and is more compact. A few years ago my backpacking photo kit weighed in at 7 lbs. This year, using m4/3 gear and this little tripod, I think I can put together a great backcountry kit for about three pounds. It all adds up as they say. Or subtracts as the case may be.:smile:I guess if you're looking for the ultimate in compactness and light weight, it's better than nothing, and bushwalkers tend to measure things in grams. There's a guy at work who does a lot of bushwalking and wants a camera that's better than the P&S he currently uses. I showed him my EP2 and suggested that the E-PL1 would suit him to the ground, being compact, lightweight and great image quality. The 14-42mm lens would also allow him to do close up work as well, which he likes to do on his walks. Despite all this, he is looking at getting a Canon 550D, just for the MP from what I gather.
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What brand and model is this tripod? Ozray's caption above his photograph is illegible to me. Is anybody else having this problem?