I shoot a lot with tripods and like it. I'd like to continue that in a more portable and compact fashion with the compact I purchased. I have a variety of full sized tripods... but frankly they are overkill and NOT in keeping with the go light ethos. Suggestions on a small tripod that reaches something close to 60" or above and folds to 15" or so would be very much appreciated. If it worked as a very compact, stable tripod for a small DSLR I'd be even happier. I regularly use a tripod in some places where a bit of stealth (ie not looking like you have $2000.00 in hardware) is a good thing.