Discussion in 'Digital Cameras & Equipment' started by haunteddoc, Jan 8, 2010.
Anyone tried the new Tamrac ZipShot Tripod?
Interesting idea.....but kind of lightweight.
Yeh but might be good to carry if your stuck without a tripod. ; Folds to just 15 in.
Looks like a decent tripod for flashes.
I wouldn't trust my camera on it, but it is a neat concept.
so does the velbon. ; I have a few easels that set up similar to this for displaying prints and the legs are FLIMSY. ; I would be very hesitant to load my rig on top of this tripod. ; I could be wrong. ; Note the load weight is only 3 pounds. ;
I've used shock-cord easels, too. Most of the easels have 3-section legs; this tripod had 4-section legs to make is smaller when closed, but that makes it take more time to close down and makes it flimsier.
I wouldn't trust one of these Tamracs with anything heavier than a point and shoot. Theoretically, it might hold an SLR, but shock-cord legs are very wobbly, and get more wobbly as you add more weight, thus defeating the whole purpose of having a tripod in the first place.
That is quite small and light. ; Even the Velbons and Sliks that are close to that size folded are thicker and heavier - it really is quite light and thin.
I don't think I'd ever trust it as a main tripod though - maybe a backup or emergency one, or for P&S cams, or as mentioned for a flash or something...but otherwise, a little too unstable and unadjustable to serve primary duty.
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