D600 + 28-300 travel tripod + head

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tyler_dx
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D600 + 28-300 travel tripod + head
Nov 8, 2012

hi there,

i am searching for a travel tripod for the D600 + 28-300 (1.6 kg / 3.6 lb). this combination will be the heaviest i'll use with this tripod.

i want to use the tripod for landscape shots (day and night) and for time lapse as well - using a time lapse motion controller (http://forums.dpreview.com/forums/thread/3333480#forum-post-50253792). i don't think i'll use it for normal video.

it should be...

- very light weight (preferably <3.5lb for the tripod only) => maybe carbon fiber

- folded size should be very small => should fit in a regular 30-35 l backpack

- max height: not that important

- decent quality. not top-notch (way <700$), not flimsy

- head: no idea...

i heard lots of good things about the benro travel angel series. i really like manfrotto tripods n heads, however, i didn't find THE travel tripod for me in their range so far.

this one sounds decent as well: http://www.techradar.com/reviews/cameras-and-camcorders/cameras/tripods/giottos-mtl9361b-and-mh1311652-1027720/review/2#articleContent  => too heavy though

which tripod and head combination do you use for these kind of purposes? what did you pay?

Nikon D600
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