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Good tripod for EOS M ?
« on: July 10, 2013, 01:45:20 PM »
After playing with brand new EOS M for a while now, it is time to take it out for some real pictures.
Here is what I'm intending with it, use it as my daily camera. I've got 22mm & 18-55 lens for it, so will love to carry both lenses with me along with an extra battery.
I'm thinking a small tripod that can handle EOS M would be great for taking landscapes from time to time. I want something that can be folded and carried in bag along with EOS M.
What are my options ?

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Good tripod for EOS M ?
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Re: Good tripod for EOS M ?
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2013, 02:06:10 PM »
If light weight and portability are important, I use a monopod.  Or you could get one of those beanbag thingys that let you prop your camera up on top of cars and rocks and things.  The EOS-M is so light that would probably work.

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Re: Good tripod for EOS M ?
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2013, 02:09:21 PM »
Joby Gorillapod, probably the Hybrid model.
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Re: Good tripod for EOS M ?
« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2013, 04:10:25 PM »
Thank you all for response, so what would be other alternative for little bit longer tripd than ultrapod ? The ultrapod looks really good option but if I need somewhat longer alternative to ultrapod, what will be my option ?

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Re: Good tripod for EOS M ?
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2013, 04:24:04 PM »
Thank you all for response, so what would be other alternative for little bit longer tripd than ultrapod ? The ultrapod looks really good option but if I need somewhat longer alternative to ultrapod, what will be my option ?

I already have the GorillaPod Focus, and it will work well with the M, even with heavier lenses mounted. It's probably overkill, though - the Hybrid, as neuro suggested, or the SLR-Zoom are probably better options for the M.

It has really come in handy as a vacation tripod - usually used with a gripped 5D3/24-70 I/580EX II. With something light (where the legs don't have to fold very far out), like the M + 22mm, the height is right at 14" with the Joby Ballhead X.


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Re: Good tripod for EOS M ?
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Re: Good tripod for EOS M ?
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2013, 04:55:34 PM »
Need to give us a budget.

Very true. Case in point, I will probably frequently use my EOS M with a tripod/head that costs close to four times what I paid for the camera and lens (RRS TQC-14 + BH-30 LR).
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Re: Good tripod for EOS M ?
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2013, 05:18:19 PM »
Joby Gorillapod, probably the Hybrid model.
+1. I love this tripod.
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Re: Good tripod for EOS M ?
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2013, 07:08:46 PM »
I am looking at this travel tripod. Have not bought it yet.  http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/B00820A86Q/mystuff04  :)
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Re: Good tripod for EOS M ?
« Reply #11 on: July 11, 2013, 01:31:03 AM »
Here are two excellent tripods to consider.  I have two Sirui's and they are the highest quality and very affordable.

This one is a kit which includes the ball head:

http://www.canogacamera.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=23233

This set of legs would need a head purchased separately:

http://www.canogacamera.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=

Here is the ball head that I use with this tripod:

http://www.canogacamera.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=23254

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Re: Good tripod for EOS M ?
« Reply #12 on: July 11, 2013, 11:18:26 AM »
Thanks all for now I went with cheap Pedco UltraPod as that would be easy to carry in my Thinktank Mirrorless mover 30i bag.
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Re: Good tripod for EOS M ?
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Re: Good tripod for EOS M ?
« Reply #13 on: July 11, 2013, 12:01:54 PM »
+1 for the Joby GorillaPods.  They have a big line of them that can fit any need or budget.
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Re: Good tripod for EOS M ?
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2013, 01:21:00 PM »
I have one of these el cheapo jobs from adorama.com which I've actually been using for speedlites. It may not be the most stable of tripods, nor the highest (comes to about 32"/33" with legs fully spread, which is the most stable position) but it sure is portable and light and cheap. If I want something sturdier I'll break out my full tripod. http://www.adorama.com/FPTPCULG.html#reviews

The little ballhead can't take much weight without dropping (as I discovered with a 60D and 5D Mk III) but handles the EOS-M w/22mm f2 just fine in pretty much any position. Should be good with the 18-55 M lens too. I'd peg it as ok for use in areas where there isn't much more than a light breeze (as mentioned, not sturdy) and when you aren't doing exposures longer than several seconds in anything other than calm weather.

I also have the Gorillapod (SLR version) which I was also using for speedlite placement (along with FRIO http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004CBTCFC/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1), but which will now do double duty as a portable EOS-M tripod. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B000KFRSG4/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1

Good thing is the ballhead from the first one can be unscrewed and put on the gorillapod. Or a light stand. Or...

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Re: Good tripod for EOS M ?
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2013, 01:21:00 PM »