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Recommended Tripod For 10D + 100-400.  
User currently offlineStu1978 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 125 posts, RR: 3
Posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3917 times:


Looking to purchase a tripod that will be able to take the 10D and 100-400, that is also able to take the weight difference even with the 100 - 400 at its maximum focal length.

Also so that it will fit in a suitcase as well is a big plus.
The suit case is a large one, if that helps.

Any idea's or website's that you now that can offer a decent sturdy tripod that can take the above please let me know.
Names and models would be a help when i come to searching for any on various websites.

Many Thanks in advance.


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User currently offlineJeffM From United States of America, joined May 2005, 3267 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 3902 times:

Go visit a reputable camera store and check them out. There are too many that would fit the bill to describe them all. Once you mention the combo you want to use to the sales person, I'm sure they will point you toward a decent model. Bogen and Gitzo make some that are very sturdy and reasonably priced.

User currently offlineManzoori From UK - England, joined Sep 2002, 1516 posts, RR: 26
Reply 2, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 5 days ago) and read 3875 times:

I can definitely recommend the Slik Pro 700DX.

Here's what Warehouseexpress.com had to say about it:-

Featuring Slik's new Super Alloy (JIS 5183) containing titanium and magnesium for strength and lightness.
Complete with the new robust all metal PRO 700 DX 4-way head with 2 spirit levels, omni-directional quick release platform. Allows dual panning. Fitted with locking lever and safety catch to prevent accidental release. 2 pan handles (for tilt and level) and lock knob (for panning) control movements.

Rock solid when carrying my 10D and Bigma. That said it's not the lightest tripod on the market but for £120 I think it's a great tripod.


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User currently offlineWanderer From United Kingdom, joined Oct 2004, 233 posts, RR: 0
Reply 3, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 23 hours ago) and read 3862 times:

Anything sturdy, but at the same time not too heavy. I have a Velbon CX 680 and I can recommend that. It is a tall tripod, yet folds down small enough (23inches/49cms) to pack into luggage; I took it to Australia a few years ago.

User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1642 posts, RR: 15
Reply 4, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 14 hours ago) and read 3841 times:

Stu, I have the Manfrotto 190DB, coupled with the tilt head that fits the Manfrotto 680B monopod that I have too. It's light enough to carry, yet sturdy enough to withstand light winds and the weight of the big 400 stretched out too.

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User currently offlineStu1978 From United Kingdom, joined May 2005, 125 posts, RR: 3
Reply 5, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3802 times:

Guy's thanks for the responses...........

Don't really want to get it from Jessops due to them have dear prices..

I'll check more of the website's.


User currently offlineGBOAB From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2004, 368 posts, RR: 4
Reply 6, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3797 times:

Try this website
I bought my Slik Pro 700 from them, very sturdy, great height and no problems with the 100-400 on it


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User currently offlineJAT74L From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 618 posts, RR: 12
Reply 7, posted (10 years 9 months 3 weeks 4 days 5 hours ago) and read 3796 times:

Stu, I use a Manfrotto tripod with their 322RC grip action ball head which adds great flexibility.



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