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    When possible - I use a jogging stroller to "carry" tripod, camera & gear - I would rather push than carry.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Poisson Du Jour View Post
    If it's a Manfrotto tripod, Manfrotto makes a custom shoulder strap which works well, though a top-heavy tripod (because of the head, for example) can cause some unbalancing. If that's so, Manfrotto also make a carry-along strap, so you carry the tripod beside you like you might carry a suitcase. OpTech also makes excellent tripod portage straps but I'm not sure of there availability in the UAE.

    I don't recommend attaching a tripod to your backpack; it adds a lot of unstable weight, catches on vegetation, can bump people behind you and is a general hindrance.
    It is a Manfrotto. I have a 055XB, and I have a 410 geared head.
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    Optech make a couple of Neoprene tripod straps that are very good .
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    Quote Originally Posted by Poisson Du Jour View Post
    ...I don't recommend attaching a tripod to your backpack; it adds a lot of unstable weight, catches on vegetation, can bump people behind you and is a general hindrance.
    I'm a little curious about this statement. If someone bumps into my tripod while its attached to my LowePro backpacks, it means that they've just run over me.

    I don't find the excess weight (~3 lbs) unstable at all.
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    I attach a 6+ pound tripod to the side of my backpacks all the time. As long as it's a decent back with a waist belt and you tighten everything up properly it doesn't make you any less stable.

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