Buy cheap lens with tripod or expensive lens without tripod?

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OP photonium New Member • Posts: 4
Re: Buy cheap lens with tripod or expensive lens without tripod?

Thanks,

I have seen very cheap tripods going up to eye height as light as 0.7 kg/1.5lb. Not sure what is going to happen though when you put a sigma 18-35 on them in windy mountain conditions. I also have some doubts about stabilizing them by hanging a bag under them, it seems to me the bag is just going to work like a sail allowing those tiny legs to catch much more wind.

If the weight of the tripod is increased to let say double that (1.4kg/3lb), taking a heavy lens is going to be problematic to me, especially if I also want to add one special purpose lens in the bag like canon 10-22mm or 55-250mm.

I should probably forget about the tripod, but I always see those 'pro' landscape photographers on youtube with very good tripods (not extremely light looking), of course I don't know how far they walked with them or if their car is actually parked very close.

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