I am looking for a good compact tripod to take with me while I am out and about with the family. I am already often carrying my 2yr old and her random stuff so a small compact tripod is pretty important. I don't want to have to rely on a table or some other surface to give the tripod extra height so something that is 40"+ would be great. Obviously price is always a factor as well.
I will be using this with a Canon T3i.
Thanks and always be testing.
Depends on what you mean by compact: I've got a manfroto which works pretty well for my heads and it folds up to a manageable size (at least small enough to cinch onto my camera bag) but with the head, it's pretty heavy. I've wanted to get a carbon fibre model for awhile but those are serious $$$.
You might want to look at getting a monopod. Usually that's all I need to get steady enough to shoot at a smaller aperture / lower iso.