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Travel tripod recommendation to support Canon 7D mk ii with 100-400 mk ii lens

 
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Feb 06, 2015 11:43 |  #1

I am looking for a travel tripod that will support my Canon 7D mk ii with 100-400 mk ii lens combo. I would like it to be like and sturdy. Ballhead preferred. An included monopod feature is a plus. Any suggestions? Possible to stay around the $200 mark? Thanks in advance for your recommendations! :)


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Feb 06, 2015 12:19 |  #2

That might be very difficult if your $200 budget is for the legs and ballhead combined.


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Feb 06, 2015 22:17 |  #3

Among light, sturdy, and inexpensive, you can only get maximum of two out of these three features from any tripod. If your budget is $200, I'd recommend saving it and just handhold. Turn on IS and bump up the ISO. It's very doable with the 100-400 Mk II. -alex


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Feb 06, 2015 22:26 |  #4

Not what you asked, but I never use a tripod with my 7D2/100-400mmII, including with the 1.4X.


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Feb 06, 2015 23:13 |  #5

Thanks! I ended up getting this tripod (with built in monopod). I'm interested to see how it'll do. Very good ratings...

http://www.amazon.com …age_o00_s00?ie=​UTF8&psc=1 (external link)

If you have any thoughts or opinions feel free. :) Thanks again!


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Feb 07, 2015 10:31 |  #6

A MeFoto is a cost-reduced Benro and this model has five leg sections and one of them screws off, so you're going to be challenged in the stability department with a 400mm lens. I use two Benro tripods and they're very solid but I'm not so sure about their OEM products.

As a comparison, Gitzo recommends a 3-series systematic as suitable for a 400mm lens. I've taken a 3-series on trips, it's not optimal but there were no issues with stability.

I would rigorously test this tripod when it arrives, you might also be interested in reading the well-known article by Thom Hogan (external link), it's a bit out of date WRT the equipment but the principle still remains very much the same.


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Feb 07, 2015 20:03 |  #7

peter_n wrote in post #17420160 (external link)
A MeFoto is a cost-reduced Benro and this model has five leg sections and one of them screws off, so you're going to be challenged in the stability department with a 400mm lens. I use two Benro tripods and they're very solid but I'm not so sure about their OEM products.

As a comparison, Gitzo recommends a 3-series systematic as suitable for a 400mm lens. I've taken a 3-series on trips, it's not optimal but there were no issues with stability.

I would rigorously test this tripod when it arrives, you might also be interested in reading the well-known article by Thom Hogan (external link), it's a bit out of date WRT the equipment but the principle still remains very much the same.

Thanks Peter! Good advice!


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