Tomorrow we start our next trip with the caravan and I'm trying to work out which tripod to take. We're going out to the Corner Country, Birdsville, Simpson Desert, and then various places in SW Queensland so landscapes and wildlife will be the main subjects. We'll be gone for eight to ten weeks.
As you can see in my signature I've got a Manfrotto tripod and head. The Manfrotto is as solid as a rock but unfortunately just as heavy. On previous trips I've found that I will only use it when it's not a long walk.
I've also got a Slik SDV 10 from my days before DSLR. This is not rated to carry the weight of my camera and lens but it will do the job. Obviously it's not as solid as the Manfrotto and unless I use a remote or minimum 2 sec delay it's not worth using.
So my question is, given that I can't afford to buy another tripod at the moment, should I take the Manfrotto and use it a few times, or do I take the Slik and take it whenever I want to. There is only so much room to carry things in the caravan, and the weight of things we take is always an issue.
I'm tempted to take the Slik - working on the theory that I'll be more inclined to take it with me on walks and any tripod is better than none.
Any comments and suggestions would be greatly appreciated.