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  1. CMan

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    Taking a long trip out to Zion/Bryce/Canyonlands/Arches National Parks this September. I need a lightweight, compact tripod that I can put in my backpack that is...well, light, and doesn't take up much space. Any suggestions? Thanks.
     
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    http://www.pictureline.com/products/326/Manfrotto_728B_Digi_Tripod/

    Have it, love it! Compact, lightweight, steady, easily opened and collapsable, and not too big collapsed. Also comes with own shoulder bag. No I don't work for bogen/manfrotto, or pictureline. It just was the best price I could find at a local merchant, actually pretty good even compared to the online dealers, that is if you're coming through salt lake on your trip.
     
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    One of the most important things to know when selecting a tripod is exactly what you are going to place on it.

    A tripod selected to support a 400mm lens is going to be a WHOLE lot different than one supporting a 28mm lens.


    Most of the tripods from Gitzo (expensive) and Manfrotto/Bogen (high bang for buck) are going to be good. I also like the Culmann Magic 2 but ONLY for light weight gear.

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    It is full size and folds completely flat and I often have it packed inside a standard backpack.
     
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    The Cullman Magic 2 would be my pick of the ones posted, but it's impossibly out of my budget. :D

    I guess I'll either get one like Mike posted, or try to do with a monopod.

    Thanks for your suggestions guys!
     

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