Show your tripods if you will. And recommend some. (please)

Started Jan 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
Jon Stock
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Re: Show your tripods if you will. And recommend some. (please)
In reply to Aleo Veuliah, Jan 28, 2013

I had a cheap $50 tripod that was not very good.  So I followed the advice to buy high end once, I bought a Gitzo Explorer:

http://www.adorama.com/GZGT2531EX.html

The lower sections are only partially extended in this shot

This page has a really good review:

http://www.ronmartblog.com/2011/05/review-gitzo-gt2531exa-macro.html

I bought a Acratech GV2 Ballhead / Gimbal Head to go with it:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/599678-REG/Acratech_1152_GV2_Ballhead_Gimbal_Head.html

The tripod needed a counterweight when my E-5 + heavy lens was mounted with the head offset (for macro).  The OM-D+ 50mm f2 or any m4/3 lens works just fine.

I can recommend both the head and the tripod.

Benro makes two versions of the gitzo tripod in aluminum for $141 or $154.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/744128-REG/Benro_A1980F_Versatile_A1980F_4_Section_Aluminum.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/744136-REG/Benro_A2970F_Versatile_A1980F_4_Section_Aluminum.html

Benro build quality looks good.

I am looking for a smaller carry all the time tripod.  Does anyone have experience with the Sirui T-025?

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/822241-REG/Sirui_BSRT025_T_025_5_Section_Carbon_Fiber.html

Thanks.

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