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I was thinking of picking one of these up for those trips you dont want to bring a full sized tripod on, but i wasnt sure if it would be able to support a DSLR.

Says it will support up to 3 pounds, but what do you guys think?

http://www.zipshottripod.com/
    
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I wouldn't trust it myself, with any DSLR. It may be able to hold a small DSLR (like a Rebel), but I wouldn't bother.

Get yourself a lightweight Manfrotto or Benro. I had a Manfrotto 725b which was only 3 lbs.
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the zipshot is a cool idea, ill probably pick one up to keep in my bag. but theres no way i would use that for a primary tripod. it doesnt look too stable to use as a main tripod
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this wouldnt be a replacement for my 'primary tripod' just the one i would use on day hikes and such
    
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Originally Posted by drb328 View Post
this wouldnt be a replacement for my 'primary tripod' just the one i would use on day hikes and such
Nevertheless, I would pass on it. I'm a big hiker myself, and I just use an ultra light CF tripod. My Gitzo is just a shade under 3 lbs. with the head.

The tripod you linked to doesn't appear to be adjustable, just either open or closed. When hiking, I need individually adjustable legs for uneven surfaces, so not having adjustable legs would be a deal breaker for me.

I guess you could give it a shot, but save the receipt.

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Originally Posted by r31ncarnat3d View Post
Fun vid, looks very much like the Gitzo I have. Maybe add this video to your guide?
Edited by GoneTomorrow - 4/27/11 at 2:01pm
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