I have a Large Format 617 panoramic camera. F16,22,32 are a common aperture. So, I decided to buy a really good tripod for it and bought carbon fiber SLIK 814, which is really powerful. Now, after using this tripod I can tell that I was wrong. In 99% I don''t need such a steady tripod. And the most distracting thing is the construction of the locks. Most (but not all) carbon fiber tripods has turnlocks, which are absolutely inconvinient. It takes too much time to install. And harder to install in winter. Clips locks are "must have". And 3 legs sections, not four. And only ball head, not 3-way!
Well, I would tell some tripods with which I liked:
1.Extremely lightweight, but rather stable. Not for long exposures on a windy evening:
Slik 330dx (legs only), 2. Vanguard Espod Plus 233CB - I had some deal with both of them.
2. More heavy and stable:
Manffroto 190, Vanguard Alta+ 263AB 100
The last one Vanguard Alta+ 263AB 100 I love the most for my need.
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