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Help needed with tripods.


Fogey 1 83 13 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 12:27PM
I'm in the market for a decent tripod.

What I want is a portable carbon fibre tripod that will enable me to take low angle shots as well as the normal shots, together with a ball head that doesn't need a mortgage to buy.

Any ideas, anybody?

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HSTONEY222 6 20 1 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 1:52PM
Hello Fogey,
Why don't you try the Manfrotto range of tripods they have low angle legs,
and depending what eqt you use will depend on a ball head, just got a mini ball head,
and that will take up to 7000 kg. hope this help you.

Howard.Wink
Fogey 1 83 13 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 2:13PM
Thank you HSTONEY222

I'll have a look.
Paul Morgan e2
13 16.1k 6 England
13 Sep 2013 2:38PM
mikehit e2
5 7.1k 11 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 3:16PM
The Velbon Ultra Rexi-L is as light as many CF tripods of a comparable size and packs down smaller than most as well and for me that is the biggest bonus.
With the Manfrotto 496RC2 head you will have a reasonably-priced combo.
HSTONEY222 6 20 1 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 3:26PM
Fogey,made error,Mafrotto midi ball 498 RC4 takes 8,000 not 7,000,
and the manfrotto055cxpro3 will also take 8,000 kg .

Howard.
PhilScot 8 319 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 3:36PM
Hstone222, I think you got your metric weights a bit wrongGrin

"just got a mini ball head, and that will take up to 7000 kg" Grin - 7 metric tonnes from a ball head, buy it today. WinkWink
HSTONEY222 6 20 1 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 3:45PM

Quote:Hstone222, I think you got your metric weights a bit wrongGrin

"just got a mini ball head, and that will take up to 7000 kg" Grin - 7 metric tonnes from a ball head, buy it today. WinkWink

,

THANK YOU , it should have been 8,000 g
Howard.
Terry L e2
11 580 5 England
13 Sep 2013 4:07PM

Quote:The Velbon Ultra Rexi-L is as light as many CF tripods of a comparable size and packs down smaller than most as well and for me that is the biggest bonus.
With the Manfrotto 496RC2 head you will have a reasonably-priced combo.



+1

Terry
Fogey 1 83 13 United Kingdom
13 Sep 2013 6:13PM
Thank you all for your suggestions. Seems I have a bit of reading to do. Smile
23 Sep 2013 10:19AM
Try to read this article "digitalcameraworld.com/2013/03/08/best-budget-tripods-6-top-models-tested-and-rated/" i am sure you like it.

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