Hogloff wrote in post #14680480
If you are looking for a great travel tripod, the Feisol 3442 with Markins Q3 head is it. It folds down into a really compact package, easily fits into most any sized luggage. Nice thing about this setup is that it is very stable in use. I've used it with lenses up to 300mm F4 without any issues. It does have a hook that I use to weigh down the tripod if it gets very windy. Just pack a small cloth bag that can be filled with rockes or sand.
I've travelled all over with this setup and never had problems of damage during baggage handling. The tripod and head are very strong. I highly recommend the setup for travel.
thank you sir. this combination appears very popular. if nobody has problem to carry it around I should just stop over-thinking and go for it!
FEISOL 3442 is, indeed, very light and stable. When I hold my 055prob in one hand and Feisol in another hand, I was like, "wooo, you really get what you pay for".
OK Q3 TR. now start to search online and figure out a better price. life is fun!
5D MARK II, EF 24-105, EF 70 - 200 F4 IS, EF 50 F1.4, EF 40 F2.8, ZE 50mm MP, EF 24 F1.4 Mark I, Leica R50F2, Canon G10, Canon EOS M with 18-55 kit, Canon FL58F1.2, 270EX flash, 430EX II flash. Manfrotto 055XPROB + Sunwayfoto DB-44, Feisol 3442 (No CC) + Sunwayfoto FB-36DDH2