Five Lightweight Tripods That Won’t Feel Like You’re Carrying Extra

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One of the biggest problems with carrying a tripod around is that it can sometimes feel like you’re carrying around way more than just your camera and lenses. Whether you’re traveling or just not in the mood to lug around something massive, you’ll want something that can slip into your camera bag and get the job done. Fortunately, there are lots of great options for photographers out there that need a tripod in instances like these.

MeFOTO Daytrip

MeFOTO Daytrip Tripod

In our review, we state:

“Where we found this tripod to really excel was with food photography. This type of shooting often requires tabletop work, and the legs are just large/small enough to work excellently for this type of photography. It also helps that they split open pretty darn wide.”

Buy Now: B&H Photo

The Pedco Ultrapod II

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In our review, we state:

“For what it is, the UltraPod II does everything right. From the photographer who does not want to carry a tripod in a big city to a creative artist who wants an alternative way to hold their speed light, the UltraPod II is a great little tool. It’s well worth the cost.”

Buy Now: B&H Photo

Vanguard Nivelo

Vanguard Nivelo

In our review, we state:

“Though I don’t use it every day, it sure does serve its purpose for when it is needed. Besides for Micro Four Thirds cameras though, I’ve put old films cameras on it for a great use as well.”

Buy Now: B&H Photo

Magnesit Copter Mini Tripod

Magnesit Copter Mini Tripod

In our review, we state:

“I’ve tried many desktop tripods. This has to be one of my favorites. It does everything I want it to do while being small, lightweight, well-built, and portable. I always try to keep a desktop tripod with me and this may be the one to stay in my bag at all times now.”

Buy Now: B&H Photo 

Joby Gorillapod SLR Zoom

Joby Gorillapod SLR Zoom

In our review, we state:

“Sometimes you just don’t want to, or can’t carry your full tripod with you. Of course, these are also the times when you will wish you had it with you at some point. The Joby GorillaPod SLR-Zoom is small enough to contort into any bag and will give you that tripod on the go.

With very impressive strength and weight capabilities, you won’t have to worry about your gear falling. That being said, please don’t try to “test” the weight limits as I have done for this article.”

Buy Now: Amazon