Rugged durable compact tripod? (slik sprint pro 3 travel or another?)
I'm in the market for a rugged durable compact tripod and was recommended the slik sprint pro 3, which looks very good. I'm wondering if it can easily hold an fz18, pemaraal adapter, and tcon-17 teleconverter very steady? I read that it can move into many positions yet isn't as steady as some hoped. Is it steady enough or are there any others?..

Comments (7)

It is hard to advise without knowing your uses. In my mind one 3 pound tripod is as steady as any other tripod.I find them the sweet spot of tripods..

It is a minor inconvenience to carry a 3lb tripod yet it holds the camera. I have manfrotto and velben brands. They are not special. Those were the brands available to me at my camera store. You can spend a fortune on tripods. You will often see people who have one brand of legs with a different brand of head..

An old-timers trick to steady a rickety tripod is to hang you camera bag from your tripod to give it weight..


Comment #1

I have this tripod and I use it with my Pentax K100d DSLR with the Sigma 70 -300 attached and I'm pleasently suprised about it's stability.That price on Amazon is really reasonable I paid 92 $..

What I like is it can go really close to the ground by taking out a section of the center colum...

Comment #2

Actualy mine is different I just checked it.This is the one I have :.

Http:// very well made and stable...

Comment #3

Is this the same one? I checked the manufacturer # and typed it in on amazon

Comment #4

After further research, both tripods are identical, yet I noticed the one you have has a BALL head instead of a PAN head. Do you know what the difference is?..

Comment #5

It seems your tripod is the same as the original post I made on amazon. Yours has a manufacturer # of 611-862 as does this~

Comment #6

Mine has the 3way head and I love it that way especialy for stiching panorama's ..

The ball heads are nice but you would have to get one with a panorama locking base so yopu could do the same thing. And those are not cheap but nice.For macro work a ball head is amost a must...

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