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5D and tripods

Started Sep 22, 2006 | Discussions thread
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5D and tripods
Sep 22, 2006

Just a little question about tripods.

I've got a pretty feeble Velbon Maxi i 347GB, and I get pretty frustrated with it. If I'm using my 5D (or 30D before) with say my 70-200 2.8 IS in portrait mode (using the tripod ring), I just get huge vertical slip, no matter how tightly I make it.
My question really is, will a better tripod (055PROB) help here?

It seems to me that the camera/lens to tripod plate connection is always going to be the weak link especially when you've got a (relatively) heavy lens in portrait mode pointing downwards.
Am I missing something?

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