I can't decide on a tripod :o(

Started Oct 29, 2009 | Discussions thread
Jim222 Regular Member • Posts: 244
Re: I can't decide on a tripod :o(

Hi, I have had a Manfroto carbon fiber tripod with quick release legs and multi angle joints where the top section meets the stem. It is very light and rock solid. I have trecked it around on mountain hiking trails and river beds, and never had any problems with stability. What did surprise me was that the ball head the sales person sold me is very heavy. It weighs well more than the tripod itself, and the head is good for all but long telephoto lenses, but the long teles tend to wobble vertically a bit. I guess the lesson is, pay as much attention to the head as you do to the tripod itself.

Jim

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