Extension multi angle Arm or new Macrophotography tripod?

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Chizuka Contributing Member • Posts: 784
Extension multi angle Arm or new Macrophotography tripod?


I want to have a tripod that will allow me to do macrophotography in low and difficult angles. Currently, I use a Gitzo Travel tripod, but it does not have a centre column that would allow me to take pictures in all angles.

So I was shopping for a new tripod. I like what the Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB offers, BUT it is very heavy for hiking, biking, etc.
So i am wondering if it would be sufficient to just buy an extension arm like the one in the link below to attach to my existing tripod. It would be cheaper and lighter.


Has anyone bought and used an extension arm to attach to an existing tripod? What are you thoughts on it?

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