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Mar 06, 2014 18:15 |  #1

Looking for tripod recommendations. Thinking carbon fiber for maximum dampening and would be nice if it can also be used as a mono pod. Longest lens is Tamron 150-600 VC.
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Mar 06, 2014 18:36 |  #2

Plenty out there. Although I'm not a fan of transfunctional tripods, Benro would be a good choice.

http://www.ebay.com …ipods&hash=item​20ce97b6d7 (external link)


I bought the non-transfunctional version of this (c6280t) from the same seller. Great to deal with, fast shipping.


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Mar 06, 2014 18:46 |  #3

vsocks wrote in post #16739875 (external link)
Looking for tripod recommendations. Thinking carbon fiber for maximum dampening and would be nice if it can also be used as a mono pod. Longest lens is Tamron 150-600 VC.
Any recommendations?

I just went through the process of buying a new CF tripod/head and ended up with the Feisol 3441T with Markin's Q3T ball head, based on some great feedback and reviews from members here. I also looked at Surui, Benro, both of which have a monopod option I believe, but that didn't interest me. I also considered a Giottos silk road but couldn't find any feedback on it. Really Right Stuff makes some great CF tripods as well, but they are not worth the premium IMHO.


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Mar 06, 2014 19:21 |  #4

What's your budget?




  
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Mar 06, 2014 19:22 |  #5

Doesn't really have to have mono pod feature. Performance of tripod most important with longer lenses.


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Mar 06, 2014 19:23 |  #6

i-G12 wrote in post #16739998 (external link)
What's your budget?

I already have a ball head so around $500 for tripod legs.


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Mar 06, 2014 19:43 |  #7

vsocks wrote in post #16740003 (external link)
I already have a ball head so around $500 for tripod legs.

I've been using the "L" (large) version of this tripod for a little while now. It's quite stout. The regular version is $489 from Amazon via NatureScapes:

http://www.amazon.com …=1-1&keywords=sirui+r4203 (external link)

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Mar 06, 2014 19:50 |  #8

One of these looks nice:

http://www.manfrotto.c​o.uk …2C_with_horizon​tal_column (external link)

I have 190CXPro3 which I think is great value for what its functionality and specs.




  
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Mar 07, 2014 08:26 |  #9

I've had the Benro A2970F now for about two years. Very happy with it. Supports my 60D + 150-600 Tammy with no problems. I chose it over the Manfrotto 055Prob because it is taller (not using the center column) and the convenients of the center column adjusting to almost any angle. Benro makes the same pod in carbon fiber C2970F. It is a three section pod and about 26 inches in length when closed, for cars no problem but for airline travel not the best.

I have a Sirui Monopod which is built like a tank and would recommend looking at their tripods as well.


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Mar 07, 2014 09:44 |  #10

VirtualRain wrote in post #16739934 (external link)
I just went through the process of buying a new CF tripod/head and ended up with the Feisol 3441T with Markin's Q3T ball head, based on some great feedback and reviews from members here. I also looked at Surui, Benro, both of which have a monopod option I believe, but that didn't interest me. I also considered a Giottos silk road but couldn't find any feedback on it. Really Right Stuff makes some great CF tripods as well, but they are not worth the premium IMHO.

I have the shorter version of the Feisol -- the 3441S -- and it's been a terrific tripod. Lightweight, small enough for travel, and very good support for my largest lens, the 100-400L. I paired it with a PhotoClam ballhead, which offers similar performance to RRS and Markins for less money.

I have a separate Induro carbon fiber monopod, but it does not get used as much as the tripod.


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Mar 07, 2014 09:55 |  #11

I've been very happy with my carbon Manfrotto 055. I removed the centre column as I never use it and use a Markins M10 ballhead with it.


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Mar 08, 2014 09:04 |  #12

So what are the typical airline carry on restrictions with a tripod?


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Mar 08, 2014 09:21 |  #13

vsocks wrote in post #16743177 (external link)
So what are the typical airline carry on restrictions with a tripod?

It is treated like any other carry on item. I've packed mine in a carry on bag and also just walked it through in its own case. Not a problem.




  
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Mar 08, 2014 09:25 |  #14

homersapien wrote in post #16743194 (external link)
It is treated like any other carry on item. I've packed mine in a carry on bag and also just walked it through in its own case. Not a problem.

Thanks! Can't imagine one fitting in a carry on bag, certainly not in my SKB iSeries hard roller..but will try and carry it separate. I am going to Florida where I have clothes etc. at our vacation home so only need to take photo gear & iPad to carry on.


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Mar 08, 2014 11:42 |  #15

Leaning towards choosing between the Sirui R 4203 recommended above or the Induro CT 213.
Any thoughts between the two?


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