I bought a 600mm nikon ais f4.0 need advice on a sturdy tripod

Started Jan 10, 2013 | Questions thread
binga
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Re: I bought a 600mm nikon ais f4.0 need advice on a sturdy tripod
In reply to red sled, Jan 15, 2013

Story so far... the image below untouched straight from the camera

[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/30680645@N03/8383500564/][img]http://farm9.staticflickr.com/8185/8383500564_70e342bff2_b.jpg[/img][/url]
[url=http://www.flickr.com/photos/30680645@N03/8383500564/]The moon tonight[/url] by [url=http://www.flickr.com/people/30680645@N03/]Binga63[/url], on Flickr

it is steady... very steady

the gimbal though a little stiff moves quite smoothly, would have liked to move it slightly further but the setup doesn't allow, reasonably balanced

the legs of the Benro come with spikes which you have to attach

much easier to focus when the tripod is steady

tripod cost Benro C4580T $495 AUD

Number of Leg Sections 4

Maximum Diameter36 mm

Minimum Diameter25 mm

Maximum Height1970 mm

Normal Height1705 mm

Minimum Height375 mm

Folded Hight650 mm

Weight2.47 kg

Maximum Load25 kg

Leg Lock TypeTwist Lock

gimbal $230 AUD

http://www.ephotozine.com/article/manfrotto-393-long-lens-monopod-bracket--review-14086

never having owned a lens this big I didn't know what to expect, the sigma 50-500 is like a feather compared to this tank of a lens, the tripod I had was a manfrotto 190XPROB

so for $725 I think I did ok

will keep you posted

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