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    I have finally taken the plunge and invested in a good tripod. (I didn't realise how bad my old hand-me-down aluminium tripod was until I took delivery of my new one).

    My question is - Does anyone have any advice as to bags or cases to carry the tripod? I have some ideas in mind, but would appreciate any suggestions from the members of the forum.

    Also a shout out to Marko for his excellent podcast on choosing a tripod. I found the advice valuable and relevant.
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    When my old tripod bag died on me, there were not too many choices available but I did find one of these and it is a good case.

    http://www.thinktankphoto.com/docume...structions.pdf

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    Thanks JAS. That is the type of thing i was thinking about. I like that it can attach to the backpack.
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    Thanks Andrew. This bag is available at my preferred online store, so I will have a good look at it. I appreciate you taking the time to respond.
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    Thanks for the compliment Rm!
    I'll chime in here -
    I despise tripod bags!!!! It wastes precious time when you want to set up and then you have to deal with what do with it once the tripod is set up.

    I have been using a tripod strap for the past 2 years or so, and although I don't love the strap (because I feel it could be a bit better designed), I love it way better than any tripod bag.
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    Thanks Marko,

    That's very useful information, and the reason I was looking for input from the knowledgeable people here at the forum. Experience is so important for these types of things.

    Before purchasing anything I have decided in the shorter term to play with the straps on my back pack, and see how user friendly it is to carry it that way, as I often have my backpack on the same days I would use the tripod.
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    My pleasure. I should say that in my case, I do not carry my backpack 85% of the time anymore.(Tripod strap would not work well with backpack imo....)
    1 lens on the camera, 2 on my hip and the tripod and strap. That's it for me and my back is loving it.
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    I agree with Marko on the strap. I have the same, and although I also don't love the design how it goes around the leg, I think it is handy. Depending on the type of photography you do, I would also suggest getting a pod pad. I use this much more as I can have my tripod expanded and carry it with ease over my shoulder. Here is an image of the one I use and love.
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    Love to see a link to this product Missy!
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