Tripod for XA, which one would you recommend and why?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by papisa, Mar 16, 2006.

  1. papisa

    papisa Member

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    Greetings Again, because the XA is sort of a small camera who's tripod would you recommened and why and your thoughts about it, somewhere in the price range of around $100.00. Can you get a decient one for around that kind of money.
    Thinking ahead of what i would like to do with the XA.
    Thanks Again=Mike.
     
  2. Pinholemaster

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    Help me here - what XA?

    The Olympus XA made years ago could sit on a tripod costing around 10 buck and work fine.

    I need a little bit more info to help you.
     
  3. Dave Parker

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    Minolta made and XA as well and just about any tripod could hold that camera, unless you were using a long telephoto, I used a bogen 3001 with a small ball head for many years with my minolta manual cameras and it worked out fine with no problems.

    Dave
     
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    Made by Olympus actually. A camera this light & tiny should be fine on almost any tripod, but use the self timer for best results. The XA has no provision for a cable release.
     
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    Sorry Satinsnow : misread your post. Minolta /Olympus XA are entirely different cameras.
     
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    Get a Slik Sprint Pro, mines the gunmetal color. Weight 2#. Great little tripod which I have even used with a mf camera, preferably with the mirror up.
     
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    Oh, I know they are, that is why I said, Minolta made one as well, but as both of them go, just about any tripod will handle them..

    Dave
     
  8. John Koehrer

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    Would Majestic be overkill?
    But seriously folks, If you can live with a tabletop tripod you could try looking for a Minox. They're about the size of an oversize pen. Two of the legs store within the largest leg and there's even a cable release inside the last section.
     
  9. Kevin Roach

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    popular science had a cool tripod this month. It would be perfect for that XA. Just attach a tripod bolt to the cap from a plastic soda pop bottle. put it in your pocket and screw it on to a bottle when you need it.
     
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    I bought a second-hand Tiltall in 1973, and see no reason to upgrade it. I use it with 35mm lenses up to 400mm, and cameras up to 4x5. The current Tiltalls are made overseas, and I have no experience with them.