ZipShot tripod

Discussion in 'Digital Cameras & Equipment' started by haunteddoc, Jan 8, 2010.

  1. haunteddoc

    haunteddoc Member

  2. Roger

    Roger Member Staff Member

    Interesting idea.....but kind of lightweight.
  3. haunteddoc

    haunteddoc Member

    Yeh but might be good to carry if your stuck without a tripod. ; Folds to just 15 in.
  4. Zeagle

    Zeagle Member

    Looks like a decent tripod for flashes.
  5. PolynesianMedic

    PolynesianMedic Global Moderator Staff Member

    I wouldn't trust my camera on it, but it is a neat concept.
  6. Tim

    Tim Administrator Staff Member

    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. ;
  7. WillCAD

    WillCAD Member

    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.
  8. zackiedawg

    zackiedawg Member Staff Member

    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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