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

Started Mar 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
phill104 Veteran Member • Posts: 3,891
Re: Tripod recommendations for a 5D Mk3 + 70-200 F2.8

SwedishGoose wrote:

I have a Manfrotto 055XPROB with a Manfrotto 498RC2 ball head.Granted I don't have 5D3 oor the 70-200 f2.8.

I have used it with both a 400D with grip and a 6D with a Tokina 400 f5.6 as the largest lens.

I like it a lot. It is very flexible, the middle column can be used vertically and even turned upside down. The maximun height is very good. It is sturdy and I have not had any issues with it so far.

The only thing is that it is quote heavy but then a Carbon Fibre is much more expensive...

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I recently picked up just that combo on fleabay for the princely sum of £47. My old 190b (and I mean old, before all that swivel column and easy lock legs stuff) was really good but this is even better. I use mine with a gimbal head as well especially for sports as I find it easier than the ball head but too heavy to carry for walking about so then I will use the ball head.

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