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Lightweight tripod
« on: August 26, 2010, 01:11:04 pm »
Sometimes, especially when puttering along with time on your side on a solo ride, you wish for a tripod. The weight, size and price of these things have always been a bit prohibitive to me, seeing that one will only use it once in a while.

However, last week in Game I came across a thing called a Takara TP-1000 with the following specs: 133cm height when unfolded, 48cm collapsed and it weighs in at 900g. It looks like a regular tripod and a bit flimsy but the box says: Light weight, sturdy & multi-functional. I bought one for R199.00 and so far I am very happy with it. I also came with a nice bag. Don't think it will last forever, but it is a lekker size to go travelling with.
 

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Re: Lightweight tripod
« Reply #1 on: August 26, 2010, 02:21:09 pm »
Post a pic of the thing FFS...........  ;)

Bargain even if kak quality. Those mini tripods works well when travelling. You can always stand it on your tank or a rock etc. (sorry no pic  :biggrin: )
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Re: Lightweight tripod
« Reply #2 on: August 26, 2010, 02:40:27 pm »
Sot &/or Kobus are you coming on the Canola run?

I will have my tri-pod (which I got in order to take it on bike trips) & camera with and you can take a look.

its a great little low cost unit, the only place that I have a use for my bigger heavier one is when I do AEB with long exposure and even then I'm still fine most of the time with my riding one
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Re: Lightweight tripod
« Reply #3 on: August 26, 2010, 02:43:27 pm »
What you want is the Gorillapod... I know a guy who was travelling the world, he had 2 of em - you get different ones, standard (digicam mik en druk), SLR (for lekker big cameras) and more

http://joby.com/gorillapod/original/
http://joby.com/gorillapod/slr/
 

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Re: Lightweight tripod
« Reply #4 on: August 26, 2010, 03:14:05 pm »
Ha, ha Kobus. Here is a link to a pic of one one on bid or buy that they're trying to flog at way above the current asking price at Game. The neck can extract for another 30cm

http://www.bidorbuy.co.za/item/19585836/TAKARA_Tripod_stand_TP_1000_Outdoors.html


 

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Re: Lightweight tripod
« Reply #5 on: August 26, 2010, 03:32:31 pm »
What you want is the Gorillapod... I know a guy who was travelling the world, he had 2 of em - you get different ones, standard (digicam mik en druk), SLR (for lekker big cameras) and more

http://joby.com/gorillapod/original/
http://joby.com/gorillapod/slr/

Got one 2!
For me, it's the easy, light, compact way to go.
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Re: Lightweight tripod
« Reply #6 on: August 26, 2010, 03:35:40 pm »
What you want is the Gorillapod... I know a guy who was travelling the world, he had 2 of em - you get different ones, standard (digicam mik en druk), SLR (for lekker big cameras) and more

http://joby.com/gorillapod/original/
http://joby.com/gorillapod/slr/

Got one 2!
For me, it's the easy, light, compact way to go.

where did you buy it and how much was it?
 

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Re: Lightweight tripod
« Reply #7 on: August 26, 2010, 03:41:55 pm »
What you want is the Gorillapod... I know a guy who was travelling the world, he had 2 of em - you get different ones, standard (digicam mik en druk), SLR (for lekker big cameras) and more

http://joby.com/gorillapod/original/
http://joby.com/gorillapod/slr/

Got one 2!
For me, it's the easy, light, compact way to go.

where did you buy it and how much was it?
http://orms.co.za/browse.php?a=browse&brand=55&category=110

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Re: Lightweight tripod
« Reply #8 on: August 26, 2010, 06:37:36 pm »
I also got one of the Game specials for R199. Been using it now for over a year and very impress with it. Took it offroad many times in the top box and still wording 100%.
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