That steddiepod looks pretty cool. Very versatile looking. Nice. Unfortunately, I think it'll blow the space budget, and especially the financial budget. I ended up picking up a Sirui t005, and am hoping that when I sell my 5D, I can recoup some of that cost. It's pretty darn small and light... about 11 inches all folded down and it holds my gripped t2i and 24-70 quite well. I'm hoping I can hang my backpack from the bottom hook to stabilize it with a bit more weight. We'll see. I'll be running some tests on it before I leave.
Yep, I'm all good on my shots.. well one more round to go. But yeah, no yellow fever for me (fingers crossed)! That would suck.
As far as power is concerned. I've got some travel converters to plug my chargers in to. All my chargers have built in power converters. So from all my research it looks like they'll take in the higher voltage and step it down to what I need. Blowing up gear would be a bummer.
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08-16-2012 03:40 PM
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08-19-2012 05:54 PM
I run into this problem often. When I am visiting somewhere to film in a foreign country, I also cram as much as I can into my carry on. My best solution is to just have some money put aside to buy a tripod when I get there. You can't hang the tripod off of your bag in the bins on the plane, but you can tie it to the top or side of your pack w/ paracord once you're there. Since it's just a cheap POS, you can ditch it when you come back so your pack still fits. It's not necessarily optimal, but you do what you can with what you can. Either way, I agree with others: you really need a tripod. You can probably find one in a market there for a couple bucks.