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Tripod recommendations? Gitzo 1 or 2? Ball head ?
« on: February 25, 2013, 07:37:47 PM »

I need to get a tripod for 5d mk III.  I will be using 24-70mm II most of the time, outdoor. 

I did my research and it seems like Gitzo is mostly recommended.

With my gear, will it be safe to get Gitzo 1 series?  or just go with 2 series for safety? 
(I prefer a lighter tripod but wasn't sure if 1 series is sturdy enough?)

And any recommendations for a ball head?   
With Gitzo 1542T, it seems like Markins Q3T is a good combo, but does that work well with Gitzo 2 series too? 

And if anybody can recommend a LESS PRICEY ball head with as good quality, I would really appreciate it!

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Thank you!

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Re: Tripod recommendations? Gitzo 1 or 2? Ball head ?
« Reply #1 on: February 25, 2013, 07:54:09 PM »
For a travel tripod, it doesn't get much better than the Really Right Stuff TQC-14 and BH-30 LR.  But the Gitzo 1542T with the Markins Q3T would do nicely - a friend just got one to use with a 5DIII/7D + 100-400, and is quite pleased with it.
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