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    Tripod for backpacking with 8 x 10.

    I am looking for recommendations for a tripod that would accomodate backpacking with my 8 x 10. I already have a Ries A-100 tripod with a double tilt head that is to long and heavy for more than short journeys from the pick up. How short it collapses is as much of a plus as weight. Anybody out there really get off of t he beaten path with your 8 x 10 ?

    Thanks in advance.

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    Tripod for backpacking with 8 x 10.

    You know, I wouldn't want anyone to hear me say this, but I've put my 8x10 Deard orff on a Bogen 3021 with a 3055 ball head. Not ideal but it works, as long as i t isn't too windy. I now use a 3031 with a 3047 head. Much studier but much heav ier too.

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    Join Date
    Feb 1998

    Tripod for backpacking with 8 x 10.

    One of the greats (dont remember who it was supposed to be, but they shot 8x10) was quoted as saying 'if it isnt within 100 yards of his car, it wasnt photogeni c':-)

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    Join Date
    Mar 1998

    Tripod for backpacking with 8 x 10.

    I should think that one of the carbon fiber Gitzos with the Sinar Pan Tilt head would be a good combo.

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    Join Date
    Mar 1998
    Anchorage, AK

    Tripod for backpacking with 8 x 10.

    Michael, Gitzo makes a series of metal tripods with numbers in the 500's that would work. Several of them have four section legs and are short when collapsed. However, they may be too short for you if you're tall. Look at the B&H web site for det ails.

    By the way, I have the 510, which I think weighs 9 lbs without the head. It's a 3 section, and is fine for day hikes.

    Best wishes, Bruce

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    Tripod for backpacking with 8 x 10.

    What does your 8x10 weigh? If its not too heavy why not get the Ries J100 backp ack model. It breaks apart and comes with a storage case and is fairly lightwei ght. Under 8lbs if memory serves me right.

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    Sep 1998

    Tripod for backpacking with 8 x 10.

    Check out the Berlebach wood tripods in the Calumet catalog or at their site www They have a 7 3/4 pound model with 2 section legs that collap ses to 40" and extends to 64" and is rated for 8 x 10 cameras.

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    Tripod for backpacking with 8 x 10.

    You already have a RIES (so do I) so you know about their quality. Why not a Ries J100 backpacker. I have one and I love it.

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