« on: December 19, 2012, 09:41:58 AM »
I need a tripod for landscape and still life photography. I have used both the 055 and the 190 xprob, and i like them a lot. There aren't really many differences between the two. The wieght of the gear is irrelevant: t2i/550d body with sigma 10-20, and a 50 f/1.8 prime. I like the 055 slightly more because it has got a higher maximum height, but my concern is the extra weight. The 055+496rc2+cullman bag weights about 3.3kg, while the 190+494rc2+manfrotto bag weights 2.43kg. The difference is quite substantial, but will i feel it? The 190 fits in a 70cm tripod bag, while the 055 requires a 80cm bag. Would it be hard to squeeze the 055 inside a checked baggage while traveling by plane?