A new larger travel tripod for my Lumix GX8 camera

Posted By on February 2, 2017

The larger "old" tripod that I’ve owned for 40 years and a small pocket tripod that I gave to my son is now unacceptable for my new camera (my bias opinion) …  RichEatingPBJEncore170131so it is time to update with something I don’t mind hauling around. I would have liked a $300+ carbon fiber ultra-light, but that seemed a bit overkill and ridiculous amount of money for an amateur photographer. Instead I opted for a nice middle-of-the-road Slik 43.3" model with a ball head and quick release block. The Slik Sprint Mini II/SBH 100DQ ($69) has surprisingly sturdy legs for such a lightweight tripod and I particularly like the foam grips on the legs and sturdy castings (nice when it is cold out!)

So far so good as I’ve hauled it on the last couple trips. No problem with the airport TSA but it really doesn’t fit comfortably in my new Peak Design bag, even though it is designed with a flap for a tripod. Still I’m going to try and keep it within reach to steady the camera, especially when shooting .mp4 movies.



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