Lightest tripod possible for a budget

Started Jul 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
RonFrank
RonFrank Senior Member • Posts: 2,130
Weight vs. Stability

I have a CF tripod with a Kirk B3 head, maybe 5-6 lbs.  It is not ultra light but can hold maybe 15lbs in addition to the camera.  So I can stabilize the kit.  That is the key,  the ability to handle weight so the thing does not blow over or fall.  I hang weight from the center column sometimes.

Mine works well up to a 300mm f2.8.  Bigger requires a heavier head like the B1.  So you need to asses needs for the camera on the head, and overall weight capacity for the tripod.

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Nikon D1X Nikon D200 Nikon D300S Sony a6000 Nikon AF-S DX Nikkor 18-200mm f/3.5-5.6G IF-ED VR +7 more
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