Tripod height question

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FRGorga Contributing Member • Posts: 958
Re: Tripod height question
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The Grumpy Snapper wrote:

PerTulip wrote:

FRGorga wrote:

....the more it will cost.

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Carbon fiber helps with the weight but costs more.

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One thing I will never get: people with the newest cameras and 600mm superteles trying to save money by going cheap on the tripod. A good, sturdy and light (as possible) tripod is not cheap, but will outlast your next 3 DSLRs.

In the early 1990s I got a deal on my second 600mm lens from a hobbyist trying to use it with a crappy Manfrotto tripod. He couldn't get consistently sharp results and was convinced that there was an issue with the lens.

I have heard similar stories a number of times over the years.

Personally, I think that all super telephotos should come with a bright red warning label stating that one will need to also purchase a new tripod and a gimbal head in order to use the lens.

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