Okay...so, not long ago I bought a large format camera. Didn't really use it at all during the last two months, but classes are about to be back in session and I want to shoot a lot with the camera. Thing is, I need to upgrade my tripod, because my current tripod really sucks.
Anyway, I weighed my camera and it seems to weigh somewhere between 10 pounds and 10.5 pounds. I ended up finding a Bogen 3021 tripod with a 3047 head. Will that be sufficient for my needs?
I did check, and both the tripod and the head have listed maximum load capacities which exceed the weight of my camera (13.2 pounds for the tripod, 16.6 pounds for the legs). But it seems like I'm cutting it awfully close, particularly on the legs. Since I've never really done any serious shopping for a tripod, I'm not sure if that's a big enough margin for error. Do I want to get a tripod with a maximum load capacity that's significantly HIGHER than the weight of the camera? Or should I still be okay as long as the weight of the camera is within the tripod's listed specs?
Also, has anyone here had any experience with KEH Photo? Are they a good place to buy from? Should I avoid them?