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Tripod Nikon D7200

FloKl 6 73 Austria
8 Nov 2016 12:47PM
Hi everyone,

I am currently working with my D7200 (mostly with the 18-140 lens) and the Nest NT-234AK tripod (http://www.nest-style.com/pioneer-nt235ak-tripod-kit.html).

I'm not unhappy with that tripod, but there's one thing that is a major drag - turning the camera 90 degrees into portrait position. That way, no matter how hard I turn the screws, the camera is too heavy and begins to turn (lens first) down.
Is it just me or does anyone else here experience the same problem?

With christmas coming up, I'm tempted now to put a new tripod on my wishlist Smile
But I'd need one that can easily support the 1.2 kilogramms (2.6 pounds) in portrait position. Can you recommend one that's around or possibly below 200 (Euros or Sterling doesn't really matter ... anymore Smile ).

The tripod is used for photos only, no videos and no timelapse.

Thanks a lot for your help!

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andybebbs 12 603 1 England
8 Nov 2016 2:41PM
if you look at the write up on that tripod it says it will hold a camera upto 5kg so should be man enough for your camera so might be worth just getting a new ball head or similar that way will be cheaper for you.
FloKl 6 73 Austria
8 Nov 2016 3:33PM
Thanks Andy!

Can you recommend one?

The reason I'm asking here, as opposed to checking reviews and write-ups is, that I'd like to get first hand, real-world experiences.

I read good things about the Sirui K-20X. Any experience with this one?
Nikonuser1 Plus
7 164 16 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2016 3:36PM
I have a Manfrotto 055PROB with a 141RC head. No probs with my D7100 fitted with a 18- 200 VR11 or D610 fitted with a 70 - 300 VR.

davereet 15 433 United Kingdom
8 Nov 2016 7:59PM
I had a similar problem, not with the weight of the camera but once you put the camera in the portrait position there is not much movement.
So I got one of these!

8 Nov 2016 8:10PM
If I have a heavy camera lens set up I mount my camera to the tripod using a lens ring mount and then all I need to do is slacken the ring mount and spin the camera and lens all in one go

andybebbs 12 603 1 England
9 Nov 2016 9:33AM
i would say the manfrotto one suggested is a good idea but i would go to the shop with your tripod and camera and try different heads on it and see what`s good for you, if you don`t want to buy there you could get online after.
FloKl 6 73 Austria
9 Nov 2016 10:05AM
Thanks a lot for your input guys!
9 Nov 2016 10:11PM
This would make moving to portrait mode much less frustrating:



FloKl 6 73 Austria
10 Nov 2016 7:12AM

(Dave suggested pretty much the same piece Smile )

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