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

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

Good choices. And thank you for the information and for participating.

Jon Stock wrote:

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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