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Dec 22, 2017 07:13 |  #1

Good afternoon,

I appreciate that there's few tripod threads kicking about but I can't quite find what i'm after...

Which is recommendations for a carbon fibre tripod and with a nice sold locking head up to the value of around £250.

The biggest/longest/heavie​st lens i'd use would be a Canon 70-200m f/2/8L mike on my Canon 5d mkIII

I also have a 24-70ml which literally fell out of my old tripod whilst attached the the head that locks in. Admittedly it was a cheap tripod, but it was only the strap wrapped around my hand that stopped £3k of equipment from hitting the floor hard.

So, i'm going to invest in a new quality tripod and head which will hopefully be the one and only i'll ever buy.

Thoughts very much appreciated folks


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Dec 22, 2017 09:05 |  #2

One of the Sirui tripods with a K-30 ballhead.


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Dec 22, 2017 09:41 |  #3

FarmerTed1971 wrote in post #18523951 (external link)
One of the Sirui tripods with a K-30 ballhead.

Cheers for the reply. I've been coming across a few comments about them whilst searching.

I guess because i've not looked for tripods in a long while, I automatically think of Manfrotto, but I guess there must be competitors.

I assume they have a good name?


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Dec 22, 2017 09:44 |  #4

The combo has served me quite well. The bullhead is amazing for the price. Very highly rated.


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Dec 22, 2017 09:52 |  #5

FarmerTed1971 wrote in post #18523969 (external link)
The combo has served me quite well. The bullhead is amazing for the price. Very highly rated.

What sort of weight are we talking?

Out of interest (not condoning or done myself yet), do you walk about with your camera already set up and locked in to your ballhead or do you always detach until ready to take shots?


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Dec 22, 2017 09:54 as a reply to  @ tuttifrutti's post |  #6

The K-30 weighs 1.10 lb (0.5 kg).

My T-1205 tripod weighs 2 lb (0.9 kg).

The tripods vary by model obviously.
http://www.sirui.com …-photography-tripods.html (external link)

I rarely carry the tripod around with the camera mounted. That’s the beauty of the Arca-Swiss system.


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Dec 22, 2017 16:58 |  #7

My suggestion is posted on Talkphotography, in reply to your post there.


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