I'm looking to get a new tripod which hopefully will fit all of my needs:
Canon 1Ds + 400mm F5.6L + 2x Telextender
Wildlife, sports, extreme landscape, limited astrophotography
Canon 7D + external microphone + variety of lenses
Beginning video, wildlife, sports, general photography
Any recommendations or other scenarios to consider?
I'd like to budget less than $200 for this, but could possibly stretch to $300 if it made sense. I'd be doing still photography for the most part, but also some beginning video with the 7D. Thanks!
Thread: Tripod Recommendations?
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09-24-2009 07:54 AM
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- Columbus, OH
09-24-2009 10:08 AM
For the head, I recommend the Manfrotto 701HDV. It's only $125, and it's not overkill like the larger heads (such as the 501HDV, which is closer to $200). You'll have plenty of money left for a decent set of legs.
09-24-2009 11:03 AM
I just got the Manfrotto 701HDV head and 745XB tripod and will comment on it later on...
09-27-2009 05:43 AM
I mounted my GH1 with Mattebox on the 701HDV/745XB combo. The head feels very fluid and it seams to be a perfect match for these types of camera.
The tripod may not be as stable as the larger heavy duty Manfrottos. I like the fact that you can make this tripod both high and low. In the lowest position at ground level!