Tripod purchase

Started Apr 21, 2017 | Discussions thread
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RonnieJ Contributing Member • Posts: 565
Tripod purchase

I am looking into purchasing a new tripod and I have more or less settled on a Manfrotto 055 pro3. The 90 degree center post and height are main reasons along with the overall quality.

My question is whether to get aluminum or carbon. the carbon is about 45% lighter and 130$ more.

I have viewed many reviews and am a bit surprised by how many pros use it and the majority have aluminum. It seems the only reason for carbon is weight although some have referred to vibration being lower with carbon.

I am also going for the MHXPRO-3W 3 way head. The combo is $288 in aluminum, carbon $426.

Any suggestions are welcome.

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