Tripod or other device for low macro work

Started Sep 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Adam Benn Regular Member • Posts: 171
Re: Tripod or other device for low macro work

I got the following a year or so ago, and have been quite happy with it:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/828712-REG/Vanguard_ALTA_PRO_263AGH_Alta_Pro_263AGH_3_Section.html

It is very versatile as the legs can extend out almost completely flat, the centre column can be removed and either inserted upside down or horizontally, and the pistol grip head is nice (most of the time).  The only thing I don't like about it is that the pistol grip can only tilt up a small amount.  It can tilt sideways and down through a great range.  But, it can only tilt up a small amount.  There are work-arounds, but it would be nice if it just did it.

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Sony SLT-A57 Tamron AF 18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro Tamron SP AF 90mm F/2.8 Di Macro +5 more
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