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HSakols

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Re: Best way to hike with a tripod
« Reply #20 on: December 22, 2020, 11:43:46 am »

I like Osprey backpacks.  https://www.osprey.com/us/en/category/backpacks/  I have a couple of them.  On this trip, I used an Aether 85. For a backpack, it is amazingly comfortable and lightweight.  Osprey is really good about repairing your pack for years to come. 

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Re: Best way to hike with a tripod
« Reply #21 on: December 22, 2020, 04:04:41 pm »

I get a backache just looking at the two of you carrying those enormous packs.
I don't miss my Gitzo at all, or the flock of single-focal-length lenses I used to carry.

Today I went for a half-hour walk carrying only my Sony RX10M3 (one stabilized zoom lens, 24-600mm equivalent fl.) I left my water bottle in the car so I wouldn't have too much extra weight.    ;D
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Re: Best way to hike with a tripod
« Reply #22 on: March 07, 2021, 05:42:13 am »

Slung over the shoulder in its own bag. I've walked 100s of km with them like this, even through tourist traps like Florence. No problem.

And I wouldn't do it any other way.

The backpack method you refere to looks too easy to create problems when walked under trees/branches or through thickets. The exposed legs and feet will catch on things. Then there's environmental damage.

If a tripod doesn't come with its own carry bag, don't buy it. That carry bag is not just there to look pretty in the box.
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Re: Best way to hike with a tripod
« Reply #23 on: April 10, 2021, 06:51:06 pm »

I use a very light Feisol 3442 carbon tripod, slung on one shoulder with a belt. Worked since many years.
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Re: Best way to hike with a tripod
« Reply #24 on: April 23, 2021, 12:54:30 pm »

p.s. monopods can make great walking sticks and while they're poor tripods, they can be enough to help you steady a camera and lens.
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Re: Best way to hike with a tripod
« Reply #25 on: April 24, 2021, 08:24:43 am »

Do a lot of exercise, such as hike with a tripod everyday.
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Re: Best way to hike with a tripod
« Reply #26 on: April 24, 2021, 10:10:15 am »

Sherpa.
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Re: Best way to hike with a tripod
« Reply #27 on: April 24, 2021, 10:53:44 am »

llama !
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Re: Best way to hike with a tripod
« Reply #28 on: April 24, 2021, 02:04:36 pm »

Llama, yak, horse or mule, depending on which continent you're on.
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Re: Best way to hike with a tripod
« Reply #29 on: May 11, 2021, 10:18:04 pm »

I'm not sure i'd trust a yak with my tripod - and unfortunately i've not found any horses, llamas, camels, or mules able to set it up for me reliably.
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Re: Best way to hike with a tripod
« Reply #30 on: May 14, 2021, 08:59:37 pm »

I have a 3 section Gitzo 2 of the legs a collapsed the 3rd leg is extended to a comfortable length and I use it as a hiking stick. It has a heavy RRS ball head on it, I guess I could put that in the pack to lighten the tripod...works great for me...at 83 years old.
Cheers Richard
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