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Any ideas for carrying a tripod on a sling bag?

Discussion in 'Other Cool Gear, Camera Bags, Camera Straps' started by Pa, Sep 27, 2018.

  1. I have a ThinkTank Photo Turnstyle V2.0 sling bag that I like very much, but I haven't figured out a way to carry a small tripod on it.

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    The tripod I like to carry on hikes is a Gitzo GT0531 with a RRS BH-25 ball head. The entire rig weighs just 2.0 lbs.

    Do any of you have an innovative idea?

    Thanks for looking.
     
  2. If there are attachment points top and bottom on the non-zippered side you could get a couple of nylon straps with buckles. I can'tthink ofanything else.

    Larry
     
  3. A couple of small straps/ball-bungies that attach to the handle and lower strap? Or a long nylon bag that attaches like a quiver?
     
  4. Unfortunately there are no attachment points...that's the main problem. There is the loop at the top for lifting it, and small loop at the bottom visible in the picture.

    Your first suggestion might provide a lead, Nick. I plan to stop by one of our outdoor equipment stores and see what I can find.
     
  5. Perhaps a separate tripod bag not attached to your camera bag would work.
     
  6. I'd consider those to be attachment points.

    Larry
     
  7. Well I've certainly considered that, but I would prefer to attach it to the sling bag.

    They were not designed for that purpose, but I hope to use them in that way.
     
  8. If you have a suitable tripod bag and if you like your camera bag so much that you don't want to have to change it, you could go to a leather/suitcase repair shop. They would be able to add an attachment point to your camera bag.
     
  9. Stick one leg of the tripod into a slightly opened zipper and use a bungee to keep it tight to the bag.
     
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  10. Thanks for all the suggestions. I think I have the solution in mind and I'll display it here when I get the necessary parts.
     
  11. Is there a carrying bag for your tripod? I've used carabiners hooked onto the camera bag straps.
     
  12. What you need is a caddy . . . know anyone who will walk with you and advise you on your shots, and carry you 'pod? :ROFLMAO: :D :rolleyes: 
     
  13. She hasn't offered yet.
     
  14. (y)(y)(y)
     
  15. O.K. here's my initial solution:

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    I'll probably eventually cut out the excess strap material between the two attachment points and just have the two loops.

    The outdoor shop sold me the buckles for $1.00 each, and threw in the strap for no charge. (y)
     
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