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How about cow stool? Sorry, I couldn't resist.

How about those hardware ones that fold flat and when you open it , it has like a round on top where you place your bum. But I guess, that can't go low 'nuf
 

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I too would be interested in this one. My solution (when shooting 4X5) is the hard case for my Toyo. I use a soft case with wheels for 5X7, so sitting/standing on that is out of the question!
 

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Try a Starbound Viewing Chair...

I use this chair for both telescope viewing & when I'm out with my LF cameras:

Starbound Viewing Chair

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I haven't tried standing on it, but it does adjust from 9" to 32"!

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I know of a store in Greece that sells the Walkstool.
It looks pretty nice if a bit expensive for a stool.
Check it out here: http://www.walkstool.com/
 

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In the tool department at the local Borg home improvement center I found a plastic stepstool with folding handle that has a lockable storage compartment under the lid. Originally it was meant for some sort of portable toolbox/step stool. The stool is very lightweight, the handle makes it easy to carry, it is just right for sitting on for low shots and standing on for high and the thing cost under $4 USD. I transport 5x7 film holders, light meters, filters, front-mounted packard shutters, rags, cable releases and filters in it out in the field. It really comes in handy for just taking a break as well. You could also adapt a shoulder carrying strap to it very easily if you wanted.

I found it in a shop named Menards in Michigan, but places like Home Depot, Builders Square, and Lowes as well as a good hardware store probably have similar items. I liked it so much I returned and bought one for the studio and the workshop as well.

Joe
 

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While it may be more than you want to carry, it does have a carry handle built in.
Rubbermade makes some nice step stools with a folding & locking lid that protect what you have inside the waterproof storage compartment. They will hold lenses & holders & whatnot well. I have used them while on Great Salt Lake (27-33% salt & minerals) and they do work well. Can set them down on the salt or mud & stand on them to get high enough to focus with the tripod extended a bit.
They work well & after you take your stuff out of them you can hose them off with a garden hose for cleaning.
 

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Portable Folding Stool

Although you cannot stand on it, this little quad stool is short; and light enough to strap onto a backpack for field use.

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Danpv said:
Although you cannot stand on it, this little quad stool is short; and light enough to strap onto a backpack for field use.

Dan, like you say, "you cannot stand on it", otherwise it would fit the bill.... Now that rocking chair looks mighty tempting, could leave all the camera gear at home and just walk around with it, its' got a drink holder too.

Thanks all who replied, I think I will unload the 'bag' and use the 'case' for now.
 

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Five gallon paint bucket - the kind that the manufacturers use to package paint - not the flimsy things sold in hardware stores. Very light weight, they have a handle, can be used to carry stuff upright, and upside down they can be used for sitting or standing on (carefully). If you know a painter you can probably get as many as you desire free.
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