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Re: [advice] My last tripod
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2013, 04:40:06 PM »
Another vote for RRS. I have the 5D3 and all the standard L lenses, including the 70-200 II. Have used the 5D3 with the 100-400 with 2x extender for moon shots with no vibration whatsoever. The RRS with the BH40 is terrific; solid as a rock and more than secure. Have had absolutely no problem with the lever catching on anything.

Good luck with your search and selection. Can't go wrong with RRS.

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Re: [advice] My last tripod
« Reply #15 on: May 12, 2013, 04:40:06 PM »

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Re: [advice] My last tripod
« Reply #16 on: May 12, 2013, 07:30:40 PM »
Another vote for RRS. I


And one more. I was recently shooting at Arches park with about 7 others. I had the RSS tripod. Everyone else was on Gitzo. I was to only one no looking to keep the tripod stable during the windstorm. 5dMiii and 70-200f2.8 - rock solid setup, no camera movement in any shot - even ones with a 15 second exposure.

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Re: [advice] My last tripod
« Reply #17 on: May 12, 2013, 07:34:04 PM »
Agree with those that are recommending RRS, I've used Gitzo & Manfroto in the past, in fact still have one of each, but RRS are a step above in quality. My current Rig;
TVC-34L, BH-55, Full Pano Gimbal Head, Gimbal Head & BH-55 Fitted with Round Dovetail Plates (makes it quick to change with a Quick Release Plate fitted).

Get yourself a RRS 'L' Plate for your Camera Body & if your using a long Lens, replace the Canon Foot with a RRS Replacement Foot, gear like this will last you a life time, you'll hand it onto your Son just as your Father has done.
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Re: [advice] My last tripod
« Reply #18 on: May 12, 2013, 08:59:58 PM »
A vote for Gitzo 5 series tripod legs here. Thumping strong and stable and still less money than  RRS. (not by much though).
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RRS is great stuff and so is Gitzo. If at all possible, try to test them.

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Re: [advice] My last tripod
« Reply #19 on: May 21, 2013, 11:41:39 AM »
Thank you for your recommendations!

I tried both the RRS 34L & BH-55 and the Gitzo Ocean series.
I really like the Ocean series - no more paint but nice aluminium. I also like the dust and water resistant legs, as well as the new feet.
I took the RRS 34L & BH-55. Why? While I think the Ocean series (Series 5 or 3) is really really nice, the price was just hilarious. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/898083-REG/Gitzo_GT5542LOS_SERies_4_Carbon.html
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Re: [advice] My last tripod
« Reply #20 on: May 22, 2013, 02:33:29 AM »
I just think the RRS is a half-step up (aluminum parts are anodized on RRS vs. painted on Gitzo,

Interesting this, I'd see anodised as a maintenance liability, with painted, you can administer an easier repair.

Anodised does look and feel better in my view though.
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Re: [advice] My last tripod
« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2013, 04:34:55 AM »
I'd see anodised as a maintenance liability, with painted, you can administer an easier repair.

Perhaps...but repair what?  My cookware is anodized aluminum (Calphalon commercial grade).  It was a wedding gift, it's now seen one month shy of 20 years of use and the finish is fine.
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« Reply #21 on: May 22, 2013, 04:34:55 AM »

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Re: [advice] My last tripod
« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2013, 09:36:16 AM »
It would depend on the grade of aluminium and thickness of anodising really - my iPhone 5 is rubbish for collecting dents and marking the anodising, but as you suggest, some cookware is a significantly higher grade.
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Re: [advice] My last tripod
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2013, 10:43:03 AM »
+1 on the RRS recommendations.

Ben's review and Neuro played a big role in my decision to get the 34L and BH-55.

Use this setup with the 1DX L-plate and could not be happier with the whole setup.

Light, stable, fast setup, looks like a work of art.

RRS, you can't go wrong.

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Re: [advice] My last tripod
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2013, 01:00:17 PM »
I just picked up an Induro CT-114 with the PHQ1 head.  For under $500, I thought it was an exceptional deal.
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Re: [advice] My last tripod
« Reply #25 on: May 29, 2013, 01:45:58 AM »
This should probably the standard reply to all tripod posts:
http://bythom.com/support.htm

Either that or Neuro should write some boilerplate and get it stickied. :)

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Re: [advice] My last tripod
« Reply #25 on: May 29, 2013, 01:45:58 AM »