So unlike other SE sites I realised you can ask for equipment recommendations here so here it goes:
I need a tripod for one-month backpacking in Southern Africa in summer - both mountains and savannah - using the tripod mainly in the wild country. I will use it for long-exposures and definitely night-sky exposures. It will be with a DSLR, so I must have access to the viewfinder/screen (hence why I'm reluctant to get a gorilla pod).
- Lightweight (under 0.9kg NOT OVER!)
- Has a minimum maximum height of 130cm
- Has a fold-down height of 50cm or less.
- Must be able to support a Canon 1300d (485g) and a prime or wide angle lens so around 1kg total load.
- MUST BE UNDER £50!
There is lee-way - though not on the weight. With the price I may be able to sway to £60 because I'll be able to find a cheaper deal. Also - are tripods from eBay a safe bet?