Gadget Bag: Going Light With Firm Support

Ultralight, but steady tripods for hiking and travel
When I began using a new "lightweight" tripod in the late ’90s, I was relieved that it weighed just 8 1/2 pounds/five for the tripod and the rest for the head. It certainly seemed light because it was just half the weight of my first solid tripod, a 17-pound brute.

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