I have a bridge camera which is great in regards to it's Intelligent Auto and anti shudder. Good images by hand are fine, but a full sized tripod would've come in handy a couple times. So to find one that weighs under a pound and a half, was a real treat.
My Leica/Lumix isn't too heavy and I already have a small tripod by Cullmann (it's 1/2lb) for some usage. However, there have been a few times that I wished a full sized one was in my backpack. I think the name of this is z4. It's dirt cheap, made of alloy and is 1.5lbs with my extra mount and the carry bag.
Fully extended and the legs still stable, I can be 58.5 inches to the top of my add on Jessop's mount. The z4 mount isn't all that great, but the extra couple inches with the add on, has the camera just below eye level. That means I don't have to bend over in some convoluted position to see the screen or through the viewfinder.
Sure this thing might break easily, but I rarely use them. It's just good to know I can take it with me on a shoot where I know it will come in handy. Cost, about $16.
Sep 20, 2014
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