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Re: ANOTHER tripod topic!
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2012, 08:04:32 PM »
Just something to consider: If you really aren't concerned about the extra weight, Manfrotto (and other brands as well) offers aluminum versions as well as carbon fiber at less cost. Same design, stability, etc., but a little cheaper. Weight isn't significant if you aren't carrying it too far.
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Re: ANOTHER tripod topic!
« Reply #15 on: January 03, 2012, 08:04:32 PM »

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Re: ANOTHER tripod topic!
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2012, 12:12:05 AM »
I'd recommend a Gitzo Tripod or one from RRS.  The Gitzo that I went with is a basalt fiber GT3830 series 3.  It is on sale now for $500 plus a $100 rebate from Gitzo.  The TVC-33 from RRS is probably the best, but over $1k.

For a ball head I would recommend the RRS BH-55 or BH-40. Whichever one will fit your max weight capacity requirements.   I use the BH55 and am thoroughly pleased.

For monopod, I use the RRS MC-34 with the MH-01 monopod head.  This is probably the best monopod setup.  Extremely sturdy.  You'll never need to buy another monopod.

Hope this helps.

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Re: ANOTHER tripod topic!
« Reply #16 on: January 04, 2012, 12:12:05 AM »