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Right tripod and gimbal head for a 500mm f/4 lens

dm1dave

Lowden, US
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Thu 09-Aug-12 03:39 AM | edited Thu 09-Aug-12 03:42 AM by dm1dave

I mean a tripod that has no center column at all such as the Gitzo systematic tripods. They have a flat top that your ball head mounts onto without the center column.
Feisol, RRS and others all offer this type of tripod.

All of the new MAGICA tripods sold at the Nikonians Photo pro shop have flat tops. The MAGICA tripods are Gitzo legs with custom made hubs from Markins.

Here is a Gitzo 3 series systematic...

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Like the others here I use a Gitzo GT5540LS with my 400mm f/2.8 lens.

If you go for a 5 series you will never have to worry if your support is good enough.

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