D600 + 28-300 travel tripod + head

Started Nov 8, 2012 | Discussions thread
tyyreaun Contributing Member • Posts: 523
Re: D600 + 28-300 travel tripod + head

If you're trying to stick to under $700 than a Feisol CT-3441 tripod and a PhotoClam head (probably the PC-36NS) would probably be your best bet.

Of course, those are knockoffs of the Gitzo GT1542T Traveler tripod and Markins Q3T ballhead respectively, which many consider the "standard" for a small, lightweight travel kit.  High quality knockoffs, of course, that will certainly get the job done, but if you can swing it I'd go for the Gitzo + Markins combo.  The Gitzo + Markins will run you a bit under $900 including a quick release plate, while the Feisol + PhotoClam + quick release plate will go for around $650.

Haven't tried the Benro myself, but the general comments I've seen say that it's good, but definitely not a Gitzo.  It'd probably be comparable to the Feisol.

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