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Feb 08, 2013 05:09 |  #1

looking to upgrade my manfrotto 190XPROB, its a good tripod but susceptible to the wind when im using it out doors. so looking for something a bit more sturdy which can withstand a bit of wind.


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Feb 08, 2013 06:14 |  #2

If you like your 190, then look at the Manfrotto 055XPROB. What is your budget and how much more sturdier of a tripod are you looking for?


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Feb 08, 2013 07:04 |  #3

i dont have a budget as i find them limiting :)

i just want something which will withstand a gust of wind or some strongish wind but keeping in mind that i also want it not to be to heavy as will be carrying it around etc.


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Feb 08, 2013 07:51 |  #4

I have the 055 and it's one solid tripod. Fairly heavy too with thick aluminum legs. That said, winds will still grab hold of the camera/lens and provide some movement. I'm not sure any tripod would keep all movement stopped unless it weighed a significant amount. You just need to be careful.




  
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Feb 08, 2013 08:36 |  #5

You can always hang something heavy (camera bag for instance) off the centre column to help combat wind.
I recently upgraded from a 190 to the 055CXPRO4 and couldn't be happier. Folded up, it's about the same weight and size as the 190 (The 3 section leg version is arounf 3-4 inches longer to carry around)
This would still need a weight hanging off it in very windy conditions though.

Next option is Gitzo but the price goes up a lot then :-)


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Feb 08, 2013 10:59 |  #6

I have the 190 and it would take a big gust to knock it over, are you often shooting in that much wind? Like the prior post said use your photo bag as a weight on the center collumn, also don't extend the center collumn up all the way if that windy. Any carbon tripod would be even easier to tip over so if you are looking for weight the 055X would be the one to get.

Another idea, you can use the next notch on the leg angles to spread out the legs further, it will be lower to the ground of course but works for windy situation.


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