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scottkinfw

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Hi all.  I am serious about upgrading to the 300 2.8 II and in a few months, my lens fund will be topped off.  I am interested to hear pros and cons for light weight stable tripod/head combos for wildlife shooting for the lens.  Currently I shoot 5D!!! ( may get a 1DX someday), and have a Wimberley WH-200 Gimbal Tripod Head II with Quick Release Base, which I love ( Thank you for the advice Neuro).  Anyway, time to start planning for the upgrade and all suggestions appreciated.
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Re: What tripod and head to shooters of 300 2.8 II use while traveling?
« Reply #1 on: November 15, 2013, 09:44:10 AM »
Just to clarify, are you looking for something smaller/lighter than the Wimberley II for travel?  The Wimberley gimbal will work quite well with the 300/2.8 II, of course.  If you've got a strong ballhead with an Arca-Swiss type clamp that you'll be taking anyway, the Wimberley Sidekick would work well with the 300/2.8.  I'd also recommend getting the RRS LCF-52 replacement foot for the 300 II.
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Re: What tripod and head to shooters of 300 2.8 II use while traveling?
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2013, 01:53:30 PM »
Unless you're going to be sitting in a blind or somewhere still for a long time, the 300 f/2.8 IS II works really well hand-held or with a monopod. 
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Re: What tripod and head to shooters of 300 2.8 II use while traveling?
« Reply #2 on: November 15, 2013, 01:53:30 PM »