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    a perfect companion for the leica M: the Minox Tripod

    for years I am carrying one of these in my camera bag, and it it brilliant. if you like the German ingenuity of the M, you'll love this baby. you can see a few images of it here:

    http://www.expeditionexchange.com/minox/

    scroll down a bit...

    there were a few alterations made through the years, I have both the original old version and the new one.
    the old one is shiny silver and has a different head design, with a bit more movement possible, but the cable release has a bit less throw.
    the new design is a bit duller finish, has a better cable release, but the head only has one slot, as seen in the link above.

    I use the new cable relaes in the older tripod, best of both worlds....

    what is not mentioned in that link is that the biggest leg has a slot which was meant to put a one German Mark coin into, to assist tightening the head, Euros work, but not as pecisely as 1 DM would.

    the tripod is really stable, I used to put a Mamiya RB67 on it.

    I've tried a few table top tripods over the years, and either they were small and flimsy or stable and bulky, this one is small as a long pen and rock solid.

    they show up on ebay from time to time, I inherited my old one from my grandad and bought the newer one for 35 at a used camera store. it's worth tripple that!

    P.S.:
    I have to show it to security every time I fly and then have to present its functions, and they always love it, never had a problem to take it on board.

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    Re: a perfect companion for the leica M: the Minox Tripod

    I didn't know they were still selling them, amazon.de has them for 67€

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    Re: a perfect companion for the leica M: the Minox Tripod

    I have one of these from a long time ago. Really compact but stable. A gem.
    Phil

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