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Mar 26, 2013 19:12 as a reply to  @ post 15758311 |  #16

Thanks a million, Mike! Great photos that really show the components of this nice tripod.


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Apr 21, 2013 17:51 as a reply to  @ tgara's post |  #17

I'm also looking at these MeFoto's. Can anyone give a first-hand account if a setup like a 40D/5D with a 70-200 2.8II would be any different between the Roadtrip or Globetrotter?

Edited: I guess after doing a little research, the Roadtrip would be fine...but any input would be appreciated.


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Apr 21, 2013 20:12 |  #18

If it's not too late, I would go with the slightly larger and heavier A2350Q2T "Globetrotter" because it has larger diameter legs and should be more stable than the A1350Q1T "Roadtrip". I find the smaller diameter legs of the A1350Q1T flex a bit more than I'd like at full extension with a heavy camera and lens like a 5D Mk II and 70-200mm Mk II.

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Apr 21, 2013 20:38 as a reply to  @ msowsun's post |  #19

Thanks for the reply...no, not too late. Still trying to find one instock. So the Globetrotter with a 70-200II is rock-solid? I was also looking at the Vanguard 263/100 and the Manfrotto O55Xpro with the ball-head for portrait work, but I also am looking for something compact as I do some landscaping. Any +/- to the Globetrotter for basic portrait work?


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Apr 21, 2013 20:43 |  #20

It's always going to be a trade-off between price, size, weight, stability, etc.

I don't know if the "Globetrotter" will be rock solid, but it has to be better than the "Roadtrip" without being much bigger.


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Apr 22, 2013 21:42 |  #21

Thanks everyone! Great discussion and just the advice I was looking for. I spotted the MeFoto in one of my favorite camera shops. I'm going to pick one up along with replacing my 50ds. Thanks!


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Apr 22, 2013 23:24 |  #22

I felt the 1350 was too flimsy for my 5dIII(gripped) and 8-15 when checking them out in the store. I ended up going with the 2340(folds to the same length as my camera back pack) it's quite stable with my camera and big lenses.

The 2350 folds a bit smaller but with more leg sections won't be quite as rigid.




  
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Apr 22, 2013 23:51 |  #23

msowsun wrote in post #15852938 (external link)
If it's not too late, I would go with the slightly larger and heavier A2350Q2T "Globetrotter" because it has larger diameter legs and should be more stable than the A1350Q1T "Roadtrip". I find the smaller diameter legs of the A1350Q1T flex a bit more than I'd like at full extension with a heavy camera and lens like a 5D Mk II and 70-200mm Mk II.

Looks very impressive. Load capacity of 26 lbs, and a folded length of only 16".


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Jul 18, 2013 10:47 |  #24

Hi All,

So as a conclusion, what's the BEST recommendation for the 5D and 70-200 II ? mostly from stability point of view then weight.
Promaster XC525 ?
MeFOTO 2350 ?
MeFOTO 1350 ?

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Jul 18, 2013 22:50 |  #25

I bought the MeFoto BackPack tripod (A0350Q0T) for a train trip my wife and I plan to take this fall. I had hoped it would handle my 7d with the legs only a partially extended. I found it was just a bit too unstable for the 7d. I returned it to B&H and am exchanging it for the MeFoto RoadTrip tripod (A1350Q1G). I believe the RoadTrip should provide the stability needed. I expect to receive the new tripod in early next week.


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Jul 19, 2013 09:36 as a reply to  @ georgebowman's post |  #26

I'll put in my $0.02. I purchased a Globetrotter in June after my 25 yo Slik U212D snapped. I'm impressed. Went on a roadtrip and was impressed with the stability although I haven't done extremely long exposures but with the compactness and the stability it did seem to offer, it's a keeper.


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Jul 21, 2013 22:50 |  #27

Allen K wrote in post #16134493 (external link)
I'll put in my $0.02. I purchased a Globetrotter in June after my 25 yo Slik U212D snapped. I'm impressed. Went on a roadtrip and was impressed with the stability although I haven't done extremely long exposures but with the compactness and the stability it did seem to offer, it's a keeper.

I considered the Globetrotter as well but I didn't want to haul that much weight around hiking. However, I might end up with it anyway if I find the Roadtrip is too light. I hope to have mine this week. I'll try some long exposures to see how they work out.


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Jul 21, 2013 23:31 as a reply to  @ georgebowman's post |  #28

I hike also...but it was a compromise for me. I needed something that was compact but would hold my gear with some level of rigidity. I'm not shy about caring too much weight. I'm one that likes my comfort on backpacking trips...so some extras and some great food is not uncommon. Last summer did 106 miles in Yosemite with 55-60lbs on my back...great time (one of my favorites, along with many 50-75 milers before that). I have a Expedition 7 that I carried around Yellowstone this summer...I do have to start paring down though as I also turned 50 this year.:lol:


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Jul 22, 2013 11:47 as a reply to  @ Allen K's post |  #29

I'm pretty much sold on Globetrotter. If a deal comes along I'm jumping on it...even @ $210 it looks like a great value.


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Jul 22, 2013 18:56 |  #30

Allen, it sounds like you really enjoy the back country. I love the outdoors as well but I'm afraid I'm not in quit that good of shape. I turn 63 this fall and I am finding myself being just a bit more selective on what I haul around. I'll see how the Roadtrip works out but I might still follow your lead.


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