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    Posted: 24 May 2013 at 6:15am
I am going to get the following tripod for backpacking.
Promaster XC522 Professional Tripod
I am not sure who makes these tripods for Promaster, but this looks like it will be pretty nice on the trail, light weight, folds small, low minimum working height.
I received a gift certificate to a local camera store which sells these.
I will be using my Canon Rebel T2i with the Sigma 18 - 250 mm macro lens.

Camera weight with battery = 530 g (1.17 lb)
Lens weight = 470 g (16.6 oz)
Total weight - camera, battery and lens = 1000g (2.2 lb)


Here are the specs:
+ 5 section; 22mm leg diameter
+ Maximum working height: 49'' / 124cm (without head)
+ Minimum working height: 6 3/8'' / 16cm
+ Folded height: 11 7/8'' / 30cm
+ Maximum load: 11 lb / 5kg
+ Tripod weight: 1 lb 14 oz / .85kg

Review = Promaster xc522 review




Edited by rainrunner - 24 May 2013 at 9:17am
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wow 0.85kg is realy light weight!! Let us know how you get on and if it is stable.
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It seems pretty stable to me so far.
I have taken it on two day hikes and one overnight hike, and have been happy with the tripod so far.
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