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Old 04-19-2005, 03:50 PM
AdrianW AdrianW is offline
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Default Re: Best Tripod ?

Depends slightly on your requirements, but I'd say probably Gitzo for the legs. Heads are another story though - and they're very much dependant on your equipment and your shooting style.

I'm currently using a Gitzo G1228 with a Manfrotto 486 RC2 ball head. About the only thing I'd change now is I'd probably like the option to rotate the base of the ball head, and the head also seems a bit stiff - but then I've only had that for a week, so I'm sure it'll loosen up a bit soon ;)

If you're interested in wildlife and/or shoot a lot with long telephoto lenses, then have a look at the Wimberley heads.

If you shoot macro a lot then consider a focus rail of some sort...

Basically the best setup for you is determined by what you shoot, and also how much you can actually lift ;)
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