Tripod recommendations for a 5D Mk3 + 70-200 F2.8

Started Mar 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
Hans Kruse
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Re: Tripod recommendations for a 5D Mk3 + 70-200 F2.8
In reply to phill104, Mar 29, 2013

phill104 wrote:

Hans Kruse wrote:

phill104 wrote:

Hans Kruse wrote:

phill104 wrote:

Hans Kruse wrote:

I use a Really Right stuff TVC-23 tripod and a BH-55 head with quick release. On the cameras I use RRS L-brackets.This is a deluxe tripod and it is very very sturdy and relatively light. Find more info at http://reallyrightstuff.com/

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They have to be the most over priced tripods I have ever seen. There is no way that kind of price is justifiable for a couple of carbon tubes.

They are the best and it has a price. See also http://www.luminous-landscape.com/reviews/accessories/is_this_the_worlds_best_tripod.shtml

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It look nice but for what it is the price is ott. Look at the top of the line, with a ball head and the optional centre column it comes in at $2000. Compared to the versatility of other quality brands it lacks in many ways. What you are paying for IMHO is some nice looking engineering and hence a big markup. Other brands do a better job for far less.

It is expensive, but it is worth it with the light weight and stability and lack of vibrations and vibration damping. One should never use a center column anyway. It is by far the best tripod I have seen and used.

never use a centre column? I am sure many would not agree. Not as an extension to height but folded at an angle for low level macro work I use mine all the time. Or simply to hook weights to for extra stability in harsh conditions.

I think we will have to disagree on the price front. Even if I was a billionaire I would still feel it was overpriced for what it is.

Without the center column the legs can spread out completely so you can use it for macro work and much easier than taking out a center column like on e.g. Manfrottos. The tripod has a hook for extra weight also without a center column.

Regarding alternatives which ones would you suggest that would be as good quality wise as the RRS tripods?

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