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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 ?
« 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, 01:35:54 PM »
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),

I infer that you don't have the Joby ballhead for the SLR Zoom.  I use my SLR Zoom for Speedlite placement, too.  I have the Joby BH-1 ballhead on it, and they make a little cold shoe flash clip for it (which I ran across on a clearance table at a camera store).
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Re: Good tripod for EOS M ?
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2013, 01:35:54 PM »