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Old 03-10-2008   #1
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Hi

I normally carry my photo kit in a backpack and my tripod in my hand, I was wondering if anyone had an easier / better / more convenient way of carrying a tripod whilst wearing a backpack?

All decent suggestions welcome.

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Manfrotto sell tripod bags...just Google.
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...my backpacks and hipbag (LowePro, TamRac) all have a tripod carrying contraption ...

...apart from a tripod bag, some manufacturers also sell tripod straps, that you can hook up to your tripod so you can carry it over your shoulder (like a rifle)...

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Tripod bag with shoulder strap from Ritz Camera. $14.95
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I usually carry it in my hand, or in the little really thin bag that came with the tripod.

Of course, I rarely shoot with a tripod, and when I do it is usually with much less kit than usual- i.e. one 120 or 135 format SLR attached to Arca-Swiss type plate with one lens, so I basically have nothing else on me. Also, my tripod and head combination is small and light, so a casual one-handed grip isn't out of the question.

I do intend to add one of these to my collection eventually, as I played with it at the store and was most impressed, but it's not a pressing need. They make larger sizes for larger tripods and light stands, but the one of those larger containers costs more than both of my light stands.
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I use a strap to carry my tripod when shooting. I like to be able to get the tripod out of the way when I am not using it. This is especially important since I replaced my 70-200mm f/4L non-IS lens with the IS model since I can hand-hold this new lens with a greater degree of certainty that my shots will be sharp.

Actually, you don't need a "true" tripod strap. Just use a strip of 1" nylon material with a loop tied at each end (or a "D" ring sewn into each end if you want to be fancy). You can then use the first loops (or "D" rings) to make loops (like the loop of a lasso) at each end to go around your tripod head and legs.

I do have a tripod case (supplied with my Giottos tripod) in which I store my tripod. However, I carry it either over my shoulder or with a strap.
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In addition to the backpack with cam, flash gun, lenses, and loose gear, I have a gym bag with 3 tripods, and 2 flash guns, and 2 Lastolite reflectors folded up in their own covers, in the back of my car.
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I have a monfrotto that came with a bag - I can also get my monopod in this and strap it over my shoulder on at the bottom of my bag.
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I've recently upgraded my backpack to a Glass Taxi by Think Tank, and now carry the tripod on the side of the pack with ease. Previously I used the Lowepro Micro Trekker, and carried the tripod on the side of the pack with a great deal of difficulty, discomfort, and diatribes.


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