• What is the most versatile mini-tripod?

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  • I'm going to India, it can't be large, has to hold my point N shoot...

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    Question by wayne
    04/06/2011

Try the Ultrapod found right here in Cool Tools!

Answer by big mike
05/23/2011

In one of CT's Tips threads, 2nd item down, a "chain pod" is described consisting of a thumbscrew with a hole you drill in it, a 6-foot chain you attach to it, and a foot you use to stand on its end to tension the camera. (You could replace the first five feet of the chain with string for lightness.) See http://kk.org/cooltools/archives/1436

Answer by roger knights
04/13/2014

In one of CT's Tips threads, 2nd item down, a "chain pod" is described consisting of a thumbscrew with a hole you drill in it, a 6-foot chain you attach to it, and a foot you use to stand on its end to tension the camera. (You could replace the first five feet of the chain with string for lightness.) See http://kk.org/cooltools/archives/1436

Answer by roger knights
04/13/2014

I like my GorillaPod . Works great on uneven surfaces and can also wrap around objects when necessary.

Answer by mrgripe
04/13/2014

I second the Ultrapod. It folds up small, it's lightweight, yet it'll hold even an SLR steady (as long as it doesn't have a huge telephoto lens). It's also got a velcro strap so you can tie it to a pole or railing.

Answer by Captain Packrat
08/04/2014

Also on CoolTools: Zipshot Mini Collapsible Tripod

My review, and I still carry mine with me. I'd take it traveling to India, no doubt.

Answer by wayne ruffner
08/13/2014

Have a look at the "pocket series" by Manfrotto: http://www.manfrotto.com/photo-supports-tripods-pocket-series - a Gorillapod is probably a bit more versatile, but these are so small that you can leave them attached under the body of the camera and just forget about it (unless maybe to change the batteries).

I have one of the older models (http://www.letsgodigital.org/images/artikelen/295/manfrotto-modopocket.jpg) which could even be left in place when you mounted everything on a larger tripod, so there is really no reason to remove it...

Answer by pamar
11/28/2014
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