stu1978
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Recommended Tripod For 10D + 100-400.

Sat Aug 06, 2005 4:27 am

Guy's

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.

stu
 
JeffM
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RE: Recommended Tripod For 10D + 100-400.

Sat Aug 06, 2005 4:38 am

Stu,
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.
 
manzoori
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RE: Recommended Tripod For 10D + 100-400.

Sat Aug 06, 2005 6:49 am

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.

Cheers!

Rez
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Wanderer
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RE: Recommended Tripod For 10D + 100-400.

Sat Aug 06, 2005 7:29 am

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.
 
spencer
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RE: Recommended Tripod For 10D + 100-400.

Sat Aug 06, 2005 5:17 pm

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.
Spencer.
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stu1978
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RE: Recommended Tripod For 10D + 100-400.

Sun Aug 07, 2005 1:37 am

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.

stu
 
GBOAB
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RE: Recommended Tripod For 10D + 100-400.

Sun Aug 07, 2005 1:57 am

Try this website
http://www.speedgraphic.co.uk/
I bought my Slik Pro 700 from them, very sturdy, great height and no problems with the 100-400 on it

Ian
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JAT74L
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RE: Recommended Tripod For 10D + 100-400.

Sun Aug 07, 2005 2:20 am

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

Regards

John
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