Recommend tripod for GH3/lens

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sderdiarian
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Re: Recommend tripod for GH3/lens
In reply to John.Laninga, 10 months ago

Purchased a Benro-A0690T with B00 ballhead and subsequently returned them. The height in the specifications apparently included the ball head mounted on it, and consequent raising of the post introduced some movement. It also felt heavier than the specs.

http://www.amazon.com/Benro-A0690T-Travel-Tripod-Aluminum/dp/B004DGNO78/ref=pd_ybh_14

The Sirui N-1004 is a more serious tripod, but you pay in the additional weight, and it's still aluminum, not CF which is better at dampening vibration:

http://www.amazon.com/N-1004-Section-Aluminum-Tripod-Supports/dp/B004QC1EJE/ref=pd_ybh_13

The Adorama CF tripod at $109 is a great price, but there are complaints on build in their comments section. It's also a bit heavy at over 3 lbs. not including the ballhead. Still, for $109, may be worth a try with a decent head.

You might also check out the Horusbennu c-2540, another economy CF tripod if on a tight budget. Always available on eBay.

My personal hunt continues, albeit with less fervor than before I bought the Benro. My holy grail of an affordable sturdy yet light travel tripod that doesn't transmit vibration (an issue with my E-M5/75-300mm combination, even when leaving the anti-shock delay on) still eludes me. Wish they made that lens collar for the 75-300mm!

Best of luck, let us know what you go with and how it works out.

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