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tripod and kit bag

Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2010 3:10PM
can anyone recomend a tripod for my canon slr and sigma 120 - 400 os hsm lens which is quite heavy. Also a camera bag that will carry this camera and 3 lens and usual bits and pieces, im finding most bags are too small for such a big lens.

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JohnParminter 11 1.3k 14 England
2 Nov 2010 4:41PM
Manfrotto 190 Xpro B and RC485 pan and tilt head + Lowepro Rover II all weather camera rucsac with space for jacket and butties.

jken 12 1.7k 1 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2010 5:11PM
John's advice is good, you could also look for a Monfrotto 055ProB and an 808RC4 head, weighty but very sturdy, supports my 80-200 2.8 very securely.
lawbert 11 1.8k 15 England
2 Nov 2010 5:27PM
I use a Manfrotto 055 ProB as well to support my Sigma 120-300f2.8 but I use a 322rc2 trigger grip ball head opposed to the other heads metioned here.

As for a Bag I use the Lowero Vertex 100 AW which comfortably accomodates lens and camera made up plus a couple of other lenses and a couple of flashes as well as all the other bits and pieces...Its very comfortable to carry and you can strap the tripod on the back as well.

In all honesty though your probably best get some ideas from here and find a Camera Shop that stocks your shortlist so you can take your kit along and see what works best for you.
JohnParminter 11 1.3k 14 England
2 Nov 2010 6:18PM
I got my head wrong, I use an 804 RC2 standard pan and tilt which is very sturdy and a pleasure to use if a little heavy.

..got the tripod right though.....

WilliamRoar 10 188 United Kingdom
2 Nov 2010 6:48PM
The Tamrac Expedition Series - 5 Upwards?
Mike_Smith Plus
10 490 1 United Kingdom
3 Nov 2010 5:27PM
Thanks for all your replies i will now view these ideas in my local camera shop


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