Please help me choose tripod for d800

Started Sep 5, 2013 | Discussions thread
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JJ168 Contributing Member • Posts: 537
Please help me choose tripod for d800

Hi All,

I am looking for a new tripod. I am currently using manfrotto 190xprob with 322RC2 joystick ball head. I like this combo except for the weight.


  1. As light as it can be (back problem)
  2. Can support up to d800 + 70-200 f2.8 (mostly on 16-35 or 14-24)
  3. about 130cm high w/o extension (I am 170cm tall)
  4. Budget about US$400 (including ball head).

Any recommendation? I am looking at Sirui T-1205X ($280), N-1004 4 section ($155) and T-2205X ($307) but not sure how sturdy are these compare to the manfrotto 190xprob. For ball head, I am looking at sirui K-20X or K-30X. I don't know much about support system, am I missing anything else for my need, like quick release plate and whatnot?

Your help will be much appreciated.

 JJ168's gear list:JJ168's gear list
Nikon D810 Nikon AF-S Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8G ED Nikon AF-S Nikkor 70-200mm f/2.8G ED VR II Nikon AF-S Nikkor 28mm f/1.8G Nikon AF-S Nikkor 18-35mm f/3.5-4.5G ED
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