Lightweight tripod sets up in a flash
Tamrac’s new ZipShot tripod has foldable legs that spring open like a backpacker’s tent poles (it is made with individual aluminum tubes held together by a single bungee cord). It sets up quickly so you won’t miss important shots. While it cannot handle hefty camera bodies or big lenses, it does a great job of supporting video, point-and-shoot, and DSLR cameras weighing up to 3 pounds. The 11-ounce tripod extends to 44 inches and collapses to 15 inches. It can hook onto your camera or travel bag using the attached shock cords. The ZipShot sells for $49.95 at Hunt’s Photo and Video (617-778-2222, www.huntsphotoandvideo.com), or contact Tamrac (800-662-0717, www.zipshottripod.com).