Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2005/07/08

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Subject: [Leica] looking for a lighter tripod
From: oliverbryk at (Oliver Bryk)
Date: Fri Jul 8 15:01:45 2005

For medical reasons I need to find a much lighter tripod without sacrificing
camera stability. Each of my two field tripods - an ancient Tiltall and a
5-year old Bogen Manfrotto - weighs about 7 pounds including a 3-axis head
with reasonably long handles. (I do not like to use a ballhead.)
Each tripod extends high enough to bring an M6 to eye level when needed;
neither has a cranked center post.
The Tiltall's legs spread at only one angle. Each of the Manfrotto's legs
can be locked at one of 3 angles, and the clamp-type leg extension locks are
much more suitable for working in sand than the Tiltall's twist locks.
I shall be grateful for suggestions and/or recommendations based on personal

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