Tripod fitting these constraints?

Started Feb 10, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Feisol ct3442
In reply to river251, Feb 15, 2013

You can buy the head separate from the legs. If I get a smaller tripod, I would likely go for a high-quality small head, one size down from the biggest head the manufacturer makes. ArcaSwiss p0, Markins Q3 or Q10, and RRS 30 and 25 sizes are some examples of top-quality small heads.

I have been very happy with my "systematic" style (no center column) Feisol CT 3472, the big brother (38 mm diameter legs) of the CT 3442, mounted with a ArcaSwiss Z1sp ball head, and compatible with a half gimbal for 400mm lens. This is great for birds, overkill for landscapes. When I get too annoyed with hiking with the thing, I may downsize to a 27 mm diameter leg compact tripod kit.

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