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Re: Mini-tripods...
« Reply #10 on: 03 / April / 2008, 13:49:07 »
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OT: Grand, i'm searching for something like yours for my S5...any idea about the name of it and where to find? I can find only "normal" mini tripod on ebay

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Re: Mini-tripods...
« Reply #11 on: 03 / April / 2008, 15:41:21 »
OT: Grand, i'm searching for something like yours for my S5...any idea about the name of it and where to find?

Mine is Unomat TT-1, if I'm not mistaken. I bought it in my local store.
And it seems that there are two mods with the same name: with plastic and with metal head.
Master Trading - Unic importator autorizat Unomat in Romania === Best view on 1280x1024


Upd: Heh... wontolla's one also can be Unomat TT-1 - UNOMAT International - Tripods, Light stands, Accessories
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Re: Mini-tripods...
« Reply #12 on: 03 / April / 2008, 18:35:10 »
Thanks Grand! Hope to find someone that ships to Italy  :)

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Re: Mini-tripods...
« Reply #13 on: 04 / April / 2008, 08:03:44 »
my mini tripod is cheap and ugly. it's head is made of plastic and cant even support the weight of my s3is (without converters). so i have to manually balance it by putting something under one of the legs. sucks.
i just ordered one of those gorilla pods (the slr flavor) after searching the web for reviews. havent found a negative article about it yet :) maybe it is even strong enough to hold my cam on the "steering wheel" of my bike when i ride to work, would be great for timelapses.
some youtube videos about it:

YouTube - Gorillapod Flexible Camera Tripod
YouTube - The ultimate  Gorillapod SLR Zoom review (quiete the detailed review)


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« Reply #14 on: 04 / April / 2008, 11:11:37 »
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I bought my first Ultra-Pod I in 2004 from Lensmate (Lensmateonline - Specialty Digital Photo Products). When I discovered that I had lost it, I found another one quite cheaply on Ebay. Luckily, I found my original one as well, so now I have two.

It is a small (pocket-sized) foldout tripod. It's best feature is the fact that it has a built-in velcro strap, so you can strap the tripod (with it's legs closed) to posts, poles, railings etc. The ball-head (and its supporting structure) allows for a lot of range of rotation etc in most dimensions.

I used this tripod a lot while travelling in Europe with my G3 and, later, Casio EX-Z750. For kicks, I tried it once with my 20D and 18-50mm 2.8 lens. Probably a little too heavy for this tiny tripod! :)

I keep one strapped to the side of my A620 pouch - barely notice it's there. This way, if i am ever out at night-time and see a nice building or scene, I can set it up for a long-exposure without having to necessarily find a flat surface at my desired level.

I have heard of the GorillaPod. I haven't used it. But I think it's probably the only other mini-tripod that is as flexible (pardon the pun) in usage as the Ultra-Pod range.

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Re: Mini-tripods...
« Reply #15 on: 06 / April / 2008, 14:13:04 »
Thanks for the tips guys ;)

As for the tripod, I actually got one of these as a gift. Works well


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Re: Mini-tripods...
« Reply #16 on: 06 / April / 2008, 14:29:54 »
The price of these Gorillapods in local shops at least twice higher vs official shop.
Gorillapod Original: $53 vs $25
Gorillapod SLR: $95 vs $45
:'( :'( :'(

It is cheaper to buy it from eBay, for example. But it can take a month for delivery (already had such experience).
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Re: Mini-tripods...
« Reply #17 on: 06 / April / 2008, 15:08:28 »
I actually don't remember if it's official or not... But it works pretty well, you can hang your camera on many difficult places.

I didn't know the price tag was that high! geesh!



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Re: Mini-tripods...
« Reply #18 on: 06 / April / 2008, 15:58:49 »
i got mine yesterday, pretty cool.

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Re: Mini-tripods...
« Reply #19 on: 06 / April / 2008, 16:13:40 »
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