7dayshop travel pro tripod


boudou701

Link Posted 26/08/2014 - 20:22
Hello,
as i will be backpacking for a couple of months i need to find a lighter tripod.
this one from 7dayshop looks pretty good:
link
any thoughts?
thx
KX film, ME Super, K-S2
Pentax 10-17mm, Sigma 10-20mm, Tamron 17-50mm, Pentax 55-300mm
Sigma 20mm f1.8, Sigma 24mm f2.8, Sigma 30mm f1.4, Pentax A 50mm f1.7, Pentax K 55mm f1.8
Metz 36 AF-4
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boudou701

Link Posted 27/08/2014 - 13:25
anyone?
KX film, ME Super, K-S2
Pentax 10-17mm, Sigma 10-20mm, Tamron 17-50mm, Pentax 55-300mm
Sigma 20mm f1.8, Sigma 24mm f2.8, Sigma 30mm f1.4, Pentax A 50mm f1.7, Pentax K 55mm f1.8
Metz 36 AF-4
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RussV

Link Posted 27/08/2014 - 14:04
Being light for its height I would worry if it was stable enough for anything except fast exposures in which case handheld would be good enough.
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McBrian

Link Posted 27/08/2014 - 15:06
Ha!! I just ordered one yesterday as I'm of to Italy at the end of the month.

Specs look good and it has good feedback so we will see.

Quote:
Being light for its height I would worry if it was stable enough for anything except fast exposures in which case handheld would be good enough.

If that were true then what's the point of CF tripods??

As long as it is sturdy you add all the weight you need.
Cheers
Brian.
LBA is good for you, a Lens a day helps you work, rest and play.

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 27/08/2014 - 15:22
Remember that you will be trusting all your gear to this tripod. Many positive reviews may be for little P&S cameras, not heavy DSLRs with big lenses.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

McBrian

Link Posted 27/08/2014 - 16:28
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
Remember that you will be trusting all your gear to this tripod. Many positive reviews may be for little P&S cameras, not heavy DSLRs with big lenses.

I'm sure it will be good enough for a Q

but I will test it with the K3 and my travel lenses.

Also notice that they have 30 day money back policy for this tripod.
Cheers
Brian.
LBA is good for you, a Lens a day helps you work, rest and play.
Last Edited by McBrian on 27/08/2014 - 16:30

wvbarnes

Link Posted 27/08/2014 - 16:53
Hi,

I have a lightweight Hama Traveller Pro from the same source a year or so ago. It however has press lock on square section. It's not that stable fully extended.

I've never much trusted twist to lock on light tripods. This one seems to be that type. For travel walking sticks/monopods at least you have a hold on by necessity.

SR and good High ISO capability lessen the need for tripods and flashguns I find.

RussV

Link Posted 27/08/2014 - 17:38
It will be interesting to have some feedback.
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boudou701

Link Posted 27/08/2014 - 19:12
glad to see this topic firing up
it would indeed be mainly for the K30 + 10-20mm, not a long lens. I trust their ball head as i own one that just does fine.
feedback welcome as well, of course i am not expecting the quality of a 200 tripod, but the size/weight sound great on paper.
thanks
KX film, ME Super, K-S2
Pentax 10-17mm, Sigma 10-20mm, Tamron 17-50mm, Pentax 55-300mm
Sigma 20mm f1.8, Sigma 24mm f2.8, Sigma 30mm f1.4, Pentax A 50mm f1.7, Pentax K 55mm f1.8
Metz 36 AF-4
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mayday

Link Posted 27/08/2014 - 21:07
I don't see this tripod being up to much when fully extended. Pics make it look very spindly - Just me!
Could have sent it back after the holiday, if it was not up to the job- but not if you are away for two months.
Regards
David

Retired at last - now all that time for photography - you would think: wink:

judderman62

Link Posted 27/08/2014 - 21:26
RussV wrote:
It will be interesting to have some feedback.

what he / she said - looks VERY cheap and nasty to me.

For me it does not pay to skimp on tripods. I would like a lighter one but only way to get worthwhile weight savings is to go carbon fibre and the cheaper carbon fibre ones tend to get poor reviews
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Mike

Pentax K5 / Pentax K5 11/ Pentax K200D / Canon Rebel T1 i / Canon 650D / Pentax MX-1 / Fuji XF1 /Fuji X 10 / Canon EOS-M / Canon G10/ Pentax Mz-7 x 2

Gwyn

Link Posted 27/08/2014 - 21:55
My carbon fibre tripod is too long to pack in anything but my biggest suitcase, so I bought a Benro flat travel tripod from SRS.

It has the advantage of an Arca-Swiss compatible head. I have used it in anger once so far at it was remarkably stable. I didn't extend the centre column though. Comes in a very neat travelling case, which will get left at home when flying since every gram counts. The only disadvantage with it is that it won't go very low, but that isn't too much of a problem for me.

Since it is a secondary tripod I didn't want to spend a lot, so went for the much cheaper Aluminium version - the CF version is a couple of hundred quid more expensive, but can be turned into a monopod.

judderman62

Link Posted 27/08/2014 - 22:09
ooooooh now that might interest me price is good, looks like weight is without a head though ...so will it be much lighter than my manfroto once a head is on it
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Mike

Pentax K5 / Pentax K5 11/ Pentax K200D / Canon Rebel T1 i / Canon 650D / Pentax MX-1 / Fuji XF1 /Fuji X 10 / Canon EOS-M / Canon G10/ Pentax Mz-7 x 2

McBrian

Link Posted 27/08/2014 - 22:16
Like Gwyn I have 2 Manfrotto tripods, a huge heavy 475B that weighs in at over 5.5kg with the head and a 055XPROB with 327RC2 head that weighs in at over 3kg both of which wont fit my suitcase, but if they did either would take a big chunk of my check-in allowance.

I was going to press the trigger on the Benro at SRS, but it's still 1.4kg without a head so it's going to be a >2kg option.

So this is a low cost option for the occasional travel shots I may need a tripod for, I'm not expecting it to be fantastic but in my experience 7Day shop gear is great value.

As I said, we will see.
Cheers
Brian.
LBA is good for you, a Lens a day helps you work, rest and play.
Last Edited by McBrian on 27/08/2014 - 22:18

judderman62

Link Posted 27/08/2014 - 22:24
not a good review of the benro here:

http://www.amazon.co.uk/product-reviews/B004DGURLE/ref=pd_lpo_sbs_dp_ss_1?pf_rd_...
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Mike

Pentax K5 / Pentax K5 11/ Pentax K200D / Canon Rebel T1 i / Canon 650D / Pentax MX-1 / Fuji XF1 /Fuji X 10 / Canon EOS-M / Canon G10/ Pentax Mz-7 x 2
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