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Trpod help which is better 3 or 4 section legs

 
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Dec 11, 2010 11:17 |  #1

I am going to purchase some manfrotto carbon fiber legs and don't know which is sturdier
The 3 or 4 section buying 055cxpro3 or 4 ?


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Dec 11, 2010 11:22 |  #2

Generally, 3 section legs are sturdier because of the larger leg diameter. 4 section legs, while not as stable, are nice for portability as they generally have a shorter collapsed length.




  
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Dec 11, 2010 11:22 |  #3

3 will be sturdier but 4 will be more compact


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Dec 11, 2010 11:45 as a reply to  @ kaitlyn2004's post |  #4

What the others said; I just picked up the 4, myself, to replace my 055XProB for carrying around/travel. With the ball head (488RC2) mounted, the tripod setup is now the same collapsed size as just the legs for the XPro.


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Dec 11, 2010 16:36 as a reply to  @ Snydremark's post |  #5

for our new tripods, we stayed with 3 leg segments. They fit in large checked luggage with heads attached and on the back of backpacks without problems.




  
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