Approve the Cookies
This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and our Privacy Policy.
OK
Index  •   • New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Guest
New posts  •   • RTAT  •   • 'Best of'  •   • Gallery  •   • Gear  •   • Reviews
Register to forums    Log in

 
FORUMS General Gear Talk Tripods, Monopods & Other Camera Support 
Thread started 21 Aug 2017 (Monday) 12:47
Search threadPrev/next
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

new tripod

 
mike_311
Checking squirrels nuts
3,759 posts
Gallery: 18 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 543
Joined Mar 2011
Post edited 10 months ago by mike_311.
     
Aug 21, 2017 12:47 |  #1

I have a manfrotto 055xprob tripod. Its worked really well but its a bit to large to travel with. I don't mind weight, just need something a bit more compact for some upcoming trips.

Any recommendations tripod legs that wont break the bank? Note: im fairly tall so my current tripod can get to by eye level without the center column extended. id like a new tripod to be able to do that if possible.


Canon 5d mkii | Tamron 24-70/2.8 | Canon 85/1.8 | Canon 135/2L
Olympus EPL7 | Panasonic 20/1.7 | Olympus 45/1.8
www.michaelalestraphot​ography.com (external link)
Flickr (external link) | 500px (external link) | About me

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)
philodelphi
Goldmember
Avatar
1,108 posts
Gallery: 28 photos
Likes: 441
Joined May 2008
Location: King of Prussia PA USA
Post edited 10 months ago by philodelphi.
     
Aug 21, 2017 13:25 |  #2

I have found this tripod to be an amazing bang for the buck:

https://www.adorama.co​m/tftr654c36.html (external link)

Here's the same tripod from BH with lots of reviews:

https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com …verse_carbon_fi​ber_4.html (external link)


Sony α6300 / ILCE-6300 DSC-RX100M2 α7R III / ILCE-7RM3 Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV | Voigtlander 65mm F2 Macro APO-Lanthar | Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro | Sony FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA | Samyang 35mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC | Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo | Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
FarmerTed1971
fondling the 5D4
Avatar
5,769 posts
Gallery: 66 photos
Best ofs: 2
Likes: 2713
Joined Sep 2013
Location: Portland, OR
Post edited 10 months ago by FarmerTed1971.
     
Aug 21, 2017 14:11 |  #3

Induro or Sirui


Getting better at this - Fuji Xt-2 - Fuji X-Pro2 - 18-55 - 23/35/50 f2 WR - 50-140 - flickr (external link) - www.scottaticephoto.co​m

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Talley
Talley Whacker
Avatar
10,622 posts
Gallery: 40 photos
Likes: 2335
Joined Dec 2011
Location: Houston
     
Aug 21, 2017 15:09 |  #4

I'm a sirui lover..

55" w/o center column is what your asking for and compactness.

Budget?


My entire hobby of gear lust has temporarily been shifted into overload. Please be patient while my mind tries to get back onto the road to recovery. We do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause....
My Gear Archive

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
mike_311
THREAD ­ STARTER
Checking squirrels nuts
3,759 posts
Gallery: 18 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 543
Joined Mar 2011
     
Aug 21, 2017 15:46 as a reply to  @ Talley's post |  #5

around $200.


Canon 5d mkii | Tamron 24-70/2.8 | Canon 85/1.8 | Canon 135/2L
Olympus EPL7 | Panasonic 20/1.7 | Olympus 45/1.8
www.michaelalestraphot​ography.com (external link)
Flickr (external link) | 500px (external link) | About me

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
Talley
Talley Whacker
Avatar
10,622 posts
Gallery: 40 photos
Likes: 2335
Joined Dec 2011
Location: Houston
     
Aug 21, 2017 15:59 |  #6

Your budget won't really allow a carbon fiber but you said you weren't concerned with weight. Just remember carbon fiber reduces vibrations better.

If you really want to have smaller and keep a stronger tripod with same height you might have to increase budget for Sirui.

https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com …Section_Carbon_​Fiber.html (external link)

That would be the best recommended one I could throw at you but the pricing is more. I actually have the T-1205X which is even smaller but it holds the 5D w/ a 2.5lb lens just fine.


My entire hobby of gear lust has temporarily been shifted into overload. Please be patient while my mind tries to get back onto the road to recovery. We do apologize for any inconvenience this may cause....
My Gear Archive

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
johnf3f
Goldmember
Avatar
3,866 posts
Gallery: 1 photo
Likes: 566
Joined Apr 2010
Location: Wales
     
Aug 21, 2017 16:06 |  #7

I was about to make a suggestion but then I saw your budget - honestly I would leave it for a while and save for something better.
Unfortunately, at this price level, you will end up being disappointed in the long run.

Alternatively, if you are not in a hurry, then scour the used market. Between myself and one friend we have secured one Feisol Tournament Tripod, A Gitzo Traveller, a Gitzo 3 series Mountaineer and a Gitzo 3 Series Systematic - all were WELL within your budget. It pays to look around!

P.S. The Feisol Tournament Tripods are well worth a look. The 4 section version (CT-3442) is at least as rigid as or 055, shorter folded and stupidly light. A decent used one would be just the job and should be within budget.


Life is for living, cameras are to capture it (one day I will learn how!).

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
FarmerTed1971
fondling the 5D4
Avatar
5,769 posts
Gallery: 66 photos
Best ofs: 2
Likes: 2713
Joined Sep 2013
Location: Portland, OR
     
Aug 21, 2017 17:46 |  #8

Save until you can almost double that budget. You can buy something that will last you a LONG time.


Getting better at this - Fuji Xt-2 - Fuji X-Pro2 - 18-55 - 23/35/50 f2 WR - 50-140 - flickr (external link) - www.scottaticephoto.co​m

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
mkkaczy
Senior Member
Avatar
313 posts
Gallery: 37 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 1174
Joined Mar 2012
Location: Poland/Ireland
     
Aug 22, 2017 03:50 |  #9

I also have 055 for long exposures landscape, but for walking and travel I got ultralight Sirui T-025X
https://www.bhphotovid​eo.com …_carbon_fiber_t​ripod.html (external link)
I has lot of reviews and comments on internet.


http://500px.com/mkkac​zy (external link)

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
philodelphi
Goldmember
Avatar
1,108 posts
Gallery: 28 photos
Likes: 441
Joined May 2008
Location: King of Prussia PA USA
     
Aug 22, 2017 08:23 as a reply to  @ mkkaczy's post |  #10

The one I mentioned earlier is only $170 and seriously, it's pretty great!
I have used it for long exposures and long macros very effectively.


Sony α6300 / ILCE-6300 DSC-RX100M2 α7R III / ILCE-7RM3 Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV | Voigtlander 65mm F2 Macro APO-Lanthar | Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro | Sony FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA | Samyang 35mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC | Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo | Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
mike_311
THREAD ­ STARTER
Checking squirrels nuts
3,759 posts
Gallery: 18 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 543
Joined Mar 2011
Post edited 10 months ago by mike_311. (3 edits in all)
     
Aug 23, 2017 09:01 as a reply to  @ philodelphi's post |  #11

thanks, that looks like a great tripod for what i need.

I only need it for travel as my main tripod is more than adequate for usual stuff, it just doesn't fit in the suitcase.

edit, not liking the reviews. amazon has it for ~$130. lot sof complaints about it breaking.

ive switched my focus to the Manfrotto MT190XPRO3-

https://www.amazon.com …psdc_499310_t3_​B010BOA6V2 (external link)

they have a smaller travelling version but that might be too short at only 4.5' tall...


Canon 5d mkii | Tamron 24-70/2.8 | Canon 85/1.8 | Canon 135/2L
Olympus EPL7 | Panasonic 20/1.7 | Olympus 45/1.8
www.michaelalestraphot​ography.com (external link)
Flickr (external link) | 500px (external link) | About me

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
philodelphi
Goldmember
Avatar
1,108 posts
Gallery: 28 photos
Likes: 441
Joined May 2008
Location: King of Prussia PA USA
     
Aug 23, 2017 10:01 as a reply to  @ mike_311's post |  #12

Would you mind posting the amazon link for the Tiffen tripod?
I'd like to read the reviews...


Sony α6300 / ILCE-6300 DSC-RX100M2 α7R III / ILCE-7RM3 Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV | Voigtlander 65mm F2 Macro APO-Lanthar | Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro | Sony FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA | Samyang 35mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC | Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo | Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
philodelphi
Goldmember
Avatar
1,108 posts
Gallery: 28 photos
Likes: 441
Joined May 2008
Location: King of Prussia PA USA
     
Aug 23, 2017 10:02 as a reply to  @ mike_311's post |  #13

Never mind, I found it.


Sony α6300 / ILCE-6300 DSC-RX100M2 α7R III / ILCE-7RM3 Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV | Voigtlander 65mm F2 Macro APO-Lanthar | Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro | Sony FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA | Samyang 35mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC | Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo | Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
mike_311
THREAD ­ STARTER
Checking squirrels nuts
3,759 posts
Gallery: 18 photos
Best ofs: 1
Likes: 543
Joined Mar 2011
     
Aug 23, 2017 10:18 as a reply to  @ philodelphi's post |  #14

pretty much all the 1 star reviews make reference to the same flaw.


Canon 5d mkii | Tamron 24-70/2.8 | Canon 85/1.8 | Canon 135/2L
Olympus EPL7 | Panasonic 20/1.7 | Olympus 45/1.8
www.michaelalestraphot​ography.com (external link)
Flickr (external link) | 500px (external link) | About me

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
philodelphi
Goldmember
Avatar
1,108 posts
Gallery: 28 photos
Likes: 441
Joined May 2008
Location: King of Prussia PA USA
     
Aug 23, 2017 11:47 as a reply to  @ mike_311's post |  #15

It's interesting... a lot of the flaws mentioned I had with the 3LT Brian, which I ended up selling and replacing with the Tiffen.


Sony α6300 / ILCE-6300 DSC-RX100M2 α7R III / ILCE-7RM3 Cyber-shot DSC-RX10 IV | Voigtlander 65mm F2 Macro APO-Lanthar | Venus Optics Laowa 15mm f/4 Macro | Sony FE 24-240mm F3.5-6.3 OSS Sonnar T* FE 55mm F1.8 ZA | Samyang 35mm f/1.4 ED AS UMC | Canon MP-E 65mm f/2.8 1-5x Macro Photo | Sigma 100-400mm f/5-6.3 DG OS HSM

  
  LOG IN TO REPLY
sponsored links
(this ad will go away when you log in as a registered member)

1,901 views & 0 likes for this thread
new tripod
FORUMS General Gear Talk Tripods, Monopods & Other Camera Support 
AAA
x 1600
y 1600

Jump to forum...   •  Rules   •  Index   •  New posts   •  RTAT   •  'Best of'   •  Gallery   •  Gear   •  Reviews   •  Member list   •  Polls   •  Image rules   •  Search   •  Password reset

Not a member yet?
Register to forums
Registered members may log in to forums and access all the features: full search, image upload, follow forums, own gear list and ratings, likes, more forums, private messaging, thread follow, notifications, own gallery, all settings, view hosted photos, own reviews, see more and do more... and all is free. Don't be a stranger - register now and start posting!


COOKIES DISCLAIMER: This website uses cookies to improve your user experience. By using this site, you agree to our use of cookies and to our privacy policy.
Privacy policy and cookie usage info.


POWERED BY AMASS forum software 2.1forum software
version 2.1 /
code and design
by Pekka Saarinen ©
for photography-on-the.net

Latest registered member is m3ltingp0int
911 guests, 442 members online
Simultaneous users record so far is 6430, that happened on Dec 03, 2017

Photography-on-the.net Digital Photography Forums is the website for photographers and all who love great photos, camera and post processing techniques, gear talk, discussion and sharing. Professionals, hobbyists, newbies and those who don't even own a camera -- all are welcome regardless of skill, favourite brand, gear, gender or age. Registering and usage is free.