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Any reccomendations for a really sturdy Tripod 160cm high

 
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Jul 07, 2012 12:28 |  #1

Really fed up stooping down, I'd like a really sturdy job - but without the Ferrari pricetag.
Anyone found a great bargin in the UK.
Oh I want a 3 way head included or available.


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Jul 07, 2012 15:48 |  #2

The Manfrotto 055XPROB has the maximum height of 178.5cm and its cheap $160.00 for the legs. http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …Aluminum_Tripod​_Legs.html (external link)
The head you can get for $64.08. Manfrotto 804RC2 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head with RC2 Quick Release & 200PL-14 QR

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Jul 07, 2012 20:29 |  #3

I fail to understand why people are ready to spend over $1500 a piece on a body and lens, then shy away from tripods that cost, say, $400.

If you want cheap and sturdy, you can find that, but you're going to have to deal with the weight. The 055xprob is solid enough, but heavy and uses lever locks (though this last part is personal preference).


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Jul 07, 2012 22:34 |  #4

Saint728 wrote in post #14684383 (external link)
The Manfrotto 055XPROB has the maximum height of 178.5cm and its cheap $160.00 for the legs. http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …Aluminum_Tripod​_Legs.html (external link)
The head you can get for $64.08. Manfrotto 804RC2 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head with RC2 Quick Release & 200PL-14 QR

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just to share my experience with OP.

I had (and still have) exactly the same configuration, 055xprob + 804 RC2. it's a fantastic combination at a very good price range.

the only problem is, it is so heavy and difficult to bring it(the 3-way head). When I most time leave this combination in home, i realized I need to upgrade.

I still love my 055xprob. so my first step was replaced the 804RC2 with a sunwayfoto 44mm ballhead. at least it is now easy to carry (although still heavy); then bought a new tripod FEISOL 3442 for travel/hiking. my next step is to buy a small ballhead for my FEISOL.


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Jul 08, 2012 05:48 |  #5

The Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 has a maximum extended length of 175cm and weighs in at 8Kg. It costs £215 and it's my current 'pod. However I should warn you that the advertised maximum height is achieved only by fully extending the centre column which will do nothing for the stability.

In fact I've removed the centre column on mine as I'm much happier bending down slightly than suffering vibrations. The whole point of a tripod is that it provides stability, or should!

I'm sure we have all heard this before, but it bears repeating:

Light, Cheap, Stable; It's possible to buy a tripod that exhibits two of those, but don't expect to ever find one with all three atributes. More likely heavy, expensive and stable is a good compromise.


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Jul 08, 2012 20:38 as a reply to  @ Lowner's post |  #6

Thanks for the tips guys.
Totally agree - I was willing to pay the penalty in carrying a lot of weight to acheive solid stability.

Sure I hear what everyone says but if it weren't for the thieving bankers and investment fund/pension managers; I would be in the position to buy 2x 5DMkIII, my next 24-70L and a $2000 tripod without even blinking! :mad:

But hey, as not one of them has been arrested let alone sent to prison; I now have to set a budget for my toys.:oops:


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