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Franco Darioli
(Franco) - M

Locale: Melbourne
10 oz ,45" tripod on 06/08/2011 17:30:26 MDT Print View

This is new to me.
(spotted in town yesterday)
Stands at 45", 15" long collapsed, can hold up to 3lbs.
And yes , the legs are "tent poles".
ZipShot tripod
http://www.zipshottripod.com/index.cfm
Franco

John Nausieda
(Meander) - MLife

Locale: PNW
Re: 10 oz ,45" tripod on 06/08/2011 17:41:55 MDT Print View

I bought one earlier in the week. I'm impressed with it for my Canon S95. It is stable enough for most situations. In researching it I hit upon some good news: Tamrac has developed a set of 2 quick releases for it which they hope become available this summer. There is already a knock off of the Zipshot on Ebay . I think it can be made a bit steadier too. Look at the red elastic with knots which it uses to hold the legs together. I think additional larger pieces of this elastic could be used to tightly wrap the legs when they are extended in typical tripod fashion. For my Canon I can also get a mirror viewer which would let me look straight down into the mirror while standing to compose the shot.
http://www.vdhphoto.be/tamrac/images/Select%20Srs%202011_L.pdf Scroll to page 55 to see the new quick release kit and cases . This information was just released.

Edited by Meander on 06/08/2011 18:28:55 MDT.

Dondo .
(Dondo) - F

Locale: Colorado Rockies
Re: 10 oz ,45" tripod on 06/08/2011 18:26:35 MDT Print View

Hi Franco, I got one when they first came out. It's great to have a tripod with a ball head at this weight. Mine weighs 11.2 oz. Many of the shots of my Costa Rica trip were taken with a Fuji E900 on this tripod. A couple of caveats. With its thin aluminum legs it's a bit shaky. A carbon fiber version would be better. Also, it works best with small,light p&s cameras. I felt that my 25 oz. DSLR and lens overloaded it.