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Need new cheap tripod

AndyMac

Odessa, US
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AndyMac Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Dec 2003
Tue 13-Nov-12 12:05 AM

I think I have decided I'm putting too much thought into this project. This all started because I had a chunk of money to blow and even though the Gigapan isn't something I will use often it's something I want. Call it an early Christmas present to me.

The new tripod is an unexpected expense but there's enough left in the chunk to cover it.

Plus, based on what I know and have read here I'm not going to be happy unless I get a beefier setup to hold this rig. I weighed it today. Camera, lens and Gigapan add up to 14.5lbs.

So, I've got this in my cart: http://tinyurl.com/bfod4mk

Before I hit "buy", I have a couple more questions:

1) Is this going to do the trick? I think based on our conversations that it will and if I ever get a 600mm lens and Wimberly I will already have my support.

2) This tripod does not have leg stops. Should I spend the extra money ($110?) to get them? It seems like the lack of stops would make it harder to set the tripod up.

Thanks to all who participated in this conversation.

A general, generic topic Need new cheap tripod [View all] , AndyMac Silver Member , Thu 01-Nov-12 11:00 AM
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