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Whats a good tripod set up?
Old 11-25-2009, 10:25 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I was looking into the induro series tripods. I was also looking at the gitzo 1 series. Please post what you have.
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Re: Whats a good tripod set up?
Old 11-26-2009, 08:32 AM   #2 (permalink)
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It really depends on what you are going to be using it for. For studio work I use a Manfrotto 058B. This is a massive beast that I used to use with medium format cameras. For location work I use a manfrotto 3020, but if I was buying today I would probably go with something in the carbon fiber line.
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Re: Whats a good tripod set up?
Old 11-26-2009, 04:04 PM   #3 (permalink)
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In the past I had a Manfrotto which was OK, but I was never that happy with the heads. A few years ago I bought a Gitzo G2220 that seems to serve me well.

Just a couple weeks ago I was lucky and managed to find a really tatty looking Gitzo head on eBay for very little money that had most likely been used by a studio photographer shooting reflective objects because it had been painted matt black. All that paint and gunk came off with some nail polish remover to reveal a head with a few scratches but rock solid that could comfortably handle a 5x4 camera. The good part is that it cost me 90% less than a new one and will probably last forever.
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I thing I'm going to go with the gitzo gt1541 and the markins q ball. I was reading a few reviews on the set up. Its seems very sturdy and what I'm looking for.

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I have a bogen 3021 with some basic head. It works well for me.

Look at how much weight you currently are going to put on it, how much you currently will totally put on it. Also look at how much carrying you are going to carry it on treks through the woods. Fiber based legs will cost you money, but they offer great reduction in weight when you are traveling 3-4 miles in a day.
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