Tripod advice (Horizontal arm, hiking friendly......)

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Tripod advice (Horizontal arm, hiking friendly......)
Sep 18, 2012

I have been pouring through all the tripod threads and boy is it draining

My requirement:
-Should have horizontal arm for macro and table work.

  • Hiking friendly even though I might not take it with me much. At least it should be portable.

Load that the tripod should be able to handle :

  • Something in D7000-D600 range.

  • Lens would be under 200mm range.

  • Decent ball head that you will recommend

Budget for tripod + head:
-$200-$250 my woman would kill me if I go over.

My height
-5' 8" / 173cm + -

I was looking at Siuri products and they seem bang for the buck but they don't seem to have any horizontal arm version.

190CXPRO3 seems ok but I feel liek I am paying for the name plus the horizontal arm can eaither be vertical or 90° only. Nothing in between.

BENRO Flexpod A2970F and one of the models from Giottos maybe? What about the head?

Help out another tripod seeker

Nikon D7000
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