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mike_311
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Aug 21, 2017 12:47 |  #1

I have a manfrotto 055xprob tripod. Its worked really well but its a bit to large to travel with. I don't mind weight, just need something a bit more compact for some upcoming trips.

Any recommendations tripod legs that wont break the bank? Note: im fairly tall so my current tripod can get to by eye level without the center column extended. id like a new tripod to be able to do that if possible.


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Aug 21, 2017 13:25 |  #2

I have found this tripod to be an amazing bang for the buck:

https://www.adorama.co​m/tftr654c36.html (external link)

Here's the same tripod from BH with lots of reviews:

https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com ...verse_carbon_fiber_​4.html (external link)


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Aug 21, 2017 14:11 |  #3

Induro or Sirui


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Aug 21, 2017 15:09 |  #4

I'm a sirui lover..

55" w/o center column is what your asking for and compactness.

Budget?


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mike_311
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Aug 21, 2017 15:46 as a reply to Talley's post |  #5

around $200.


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Aug 21, 2017 15:59 |  #6

Your budget won't really allow a carbon fiber but you said you weren't concerned with weight. Just remember carbon fiber reduces vibrations better.

If you really want to have smaller and keep a stronger tripod with same height you might have to increase budget for Sirui.

https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com ...Section_Carbon_Fibe​r.html (external link)

That would be the best recommended one I could throw at you but the pricing is more. I actually have the T-1205X which is even smaller but it holds the 5D w/ a 2.5lb lens just fine.


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Aug 21, 2017 16:06 |  #7

I was about to make a suggestion but then I saw your budget - honestly I would leave it for a while and save for something better.
Unfortunately, at this price level, you will end up being disappointed in the long run.

Alternatively, if you are not in a hurry, then scour the used market. Between myself and one friend we have secured one Feisol Tournament Tripod, A Gitzo Traveller, a Gitzo 3 series Mountaineer and a Gitzo 3 Series Systematic - all were WELL within your budget. It pays to look around!

P.S. The Feisol Tournament Tripods are well worth a look. The 4 section version (CT-3442) is at least as rigid as or 055, shorter folded and stupidly light. A decent used one would be just the job and should be within budget.


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Aug 21, 2017 17:46 |  #8

Save until you can almost double that budget. You can buy something that will last you a LONG time.


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Aug 22, 2017 03:50 |  #9

I also have 055 for long exposures landscape, but for walking and travel I got ultralight Sirui T-025X
https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com ..._carbon_fiber_tripo​d.html (external link)
I has lot of reviews and comments on internet.


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Aug 22, 2017 08:23 as a reply to mkkaczy's post |  #10

The one I mentioned earlier is only $170 and seriously, it's pretty great!
I have used it for long exposures and long macros very effectively.


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Aug 23, 2017 09:01 as a reply to philodelphi's post |  #11

thanks, that looks like a great tripod for what i need.

I only need it for travel as my main tripod is more than adequate for usual stuff, it just doesn't fit in the suitcase.

edit, not liking the reviews. amazon has it for ~$130. lot sof complaints about it breaking.

ive switched my focus to the Manfrotto MT190XPRO3-

https://www.amazon.com ...psdc_499310_t3_B010​BOA6V2 (external link)

they have a smaller travelling version but that might be too short at only 4.5' tall...


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Aug 23, 2017 10:01 as a reply to mike_311's post |  #12

Would you mind posting the amazon link for the Tiffen tripod?
I'd like to read the reviews...


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Aug 23, 2017 10:02 as a reply to mike_311's post |  #13

Never mind, I found it.


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mike_311
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Aug 23, 2017 10:18 as a reply to philodelphi's post |  #14

pretty much all the 1 star reviews make reference to the same flaw.


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Aug 23, 2017 11:47 as a reply to mike_311's post |  #15

It's interesting... a lot of the flaws mentioned I had with the 3LT Brian, which I ended up selling and replacing with the Tiffen.


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