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PostFri Jul 14, 2017 7:56 am 
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Any personal recommendations for a light weight backpacking tripod for smaller cameras?  Would like something reasonably wind resistant.

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PostFri Jul 14, 2017 10:32 am 
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This is what I use for my Sony Rx100 and my Sony A7ii  pretty compact and just over 2lb.

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1244081-REG/sirui_sut024x_t_024x_traveler_light_series.html

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PostFri Jul 14, 2017 3:02 pm 
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I just bought a Joby with ball head. Not your conventional tri pod. Weighs 1.6lbs.
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PostFri Jul 14, 2017 4:03 pm 
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Pedco UltraPod II

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PostFri Jul 14, 2017 6:07 pm 
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Trailpix - only 2.4 ounces
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PostFri Jul 14, 2017 7:24 pm 
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I'd suggest you go down to Glazer's there should be a number of good choices for stable enough tripods and heads at 2-2-1/2 pounds.
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PostWed Jul 19, 2017 8:39 am 
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Schroder wrote:
Trailpix - only 2.4 ounces

Another happy user of the Trailpix for my Fujifilm XT1.

Here's my superlight setup:
1 - trekking poles (must ensure your hiking partner has a pole for the 3rd leg)
2 - Trailpix Custom plate
3 - Osrso FRT-02 Mini Ballhead (cheap on eBay if you can find one)
4 - Desmond DAC-25 Arca-Swiss Quick Release plate

Total for this excluding poles is about 137g or 4.8oz, or 0.3lbs

As much as this is my go-to when trying to mitigate weight on the trail and I'm happy with it, it's no substitue for a real tripod with a solid ballhead if you're doing serious photography. This gets the job done without weighing several pounds.
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PostWed Jul 19, 2017 12:15 pm 
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The trail pix seems like a nice solution if you have multiple trekking poles.  I use them, but neither my wife or son do.  I also use one of mine to support the Tarptent.

I did order the ultra pod II.  At 4 ounces and >20$ it seems like it was definitely worth a try.

I am seriously thinking about machining a custom trekking pole tip camera mount.  Probably just use some 1/2" 6061 Rod, and with a appropriate cone on one side, and threaded 1/4-20 on the other.

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PostWed Jul 19, 2017 12:47 pm 
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I can't speak any more highly of this tripod:

http://www.slik.com/DS-SPRINT_MINI_II.html

I've had mine for at least 5 years and absolutely love it for smaller cameras. Stable, functional and weighs under 2 pounds.

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