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    Good price on mini-tripod

    I was wondering if anyone knew where the best price for a tabletop/portable tripod: the Ultrapod II and The Gorillapod SLR zoom are my top two choices. Both have really good reviews on photography webistes. I could find the former for ~£25 and the latter for ~£35, but was wondering if there were any bargains to be had.

    I would like something that can support my Pentax k100d dSLR with a medium-large lens fitted (the more load it can bear the better).

    I'd be grateful for any reccommendations.

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    Check this mini tripod for £5.24 from ]Jessops.com

    Use code JESODHSC25 at the checkout & collect from a local store.

    Original Poster

    Thanks! I just wonder whether it would hold an SLR... I might go in store before ordering ad check it out.

    For a small chunky tripod that is about 40 cms tall and will take a heavy DSLR try the Velbon CX Mini. About £19.99 at Jessops but has been on offer for £10 from time to time.

    CannedChaos

    Thanks! I just wonder whether it would hold an SLR... I might go in store … Thanks! I just wonder whether it would hold an SLR... I might go in store before ordering ad check it out.




    If you find that it does hold your camera then go to Tesco as they sold identical Hama ones for £2.49 a little while ago; good tripod IMO and it extends.

    they gorillagrip tripods are excellent and will hold my Canon 400d with a 90-200mm lens with no probs (obv, the slr zoom version) and can also take a Manfrotto ball head too (I don't have one, but have borrowed a friends before, so have no worries about the capacity) and will hold the camera in ANY position you want. I even have mine 'folded' and keep it in the top pocket of a Lowepro Slingshot 200AW.

    Original Poster

    Cheers for all the advice.

    I doubted the Gorillapod's ability to hold a camera steady - but it seems that most people who got the slr zoom version are happy with it (and all negative reviews come from people trying to mount 400mm lenses onto the smaller pods). I managed to get one of ebay for £29 delivered, which is alright I guess.

    My dad has a good full-size tripod which he is donating to me, so the gorillapod will be a nice complement to it. I guess now I should shop for a decent ball head for the gorillapod.

    EDIT: Got the gorillapod today (next day!). It's really fun, and does hold the camera steady. My only quibble is that it vibrates a fair bit. To get perfect pictures, one might need to use delayed release to let the camera sttle down.

    vibration - yes, it does a bit. I always use a remote control (cheap off of ebay) when using a tripod which eliminates any shake
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