Tripod Recommendation

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  1. smallcoffee macrumors 65816

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    Hello,

    I'd like to purchase a tripod I can bring with me while traveling/backpacking for my iPhone. I don't need any connectivity other than a remote shutter.

    I've looked at some of the top sellers on Amazon but I'm worried about the sturdiness of the legs of the tripod. I care much more about something being sturdy than I do the weight.

    What are this forum's recommendations or experience with different tripods?
     
  2. sparksd macrumors 68000

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    You should provide more specifics on what you're looking for, e.g. tabletop model, mid- or full-height model. You'd be better off buying a lightweight camera tripod and an adapter for your phone, like this:

    https://www.amazon.com/Vastar-Universal-Smartphone-Horizontal-Adjustable/dp/B01L3B5PBI

    If you can use a short tripod, then the Gorillapod brand is good and versatile -

    https://www.amazon.com/GorillaPod-Compact-Cameras-Supports-Charcoal/dp/B074WC6W5H
     
  3. smallcoffee thread starter macrumors 65816

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    I would say I’m looking for a larger tripod - something you’d normally buy for a dSLR.
     
  4. Apple fanboy macrumors Penryn

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    I have a Gitzo. You won't get much change out of £900 though.
    What's your budget? I'd look at Manfrotto, vanguard or three legged thing.
    I'd steer clear of no name Amazon purchases.
     
  5. smallcoffee thread starter macrumors 65816

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    Probably a hundred $ or less.
     
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  8. DW_Gadget_Man macrumors newbie

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    I own several tripods, and my favorite is an Amazon Basics 60" Tripod. It has a nice carry bag, a handle to pick it up by to move it around easily, as well as a hook at the bottom to put extra weight on the tripod if you need to use it in windy conditions:

    https://www.amazon.com/AmazonBasics-60-Inch-Lightweight-Tripod-Bag/dp/B005KP473Q

    I also use my cell phone on this tripod fairly often by using an adapter that holds it in place that came with a handy remote shutter with a wrist strap:

    https://www.amazon.com/DaVoice-Tripod-Bluetooth-Control-Compatible/dp/B07B1GQ2T8

    Does a nice job for all my photography needs. I am using my iPhone more often than my Nikon DSLR since I bought this. A lot more convenient to use.
     

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