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Need tripod leg advice

Walli

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"RE: Need tripod leg advice"

Walli Registered since 29th Oct 2012
Tue 13-Nov-12 01:34 PM

>Hey guys,
>
>I need to buy a high quality tripod and head for my D4.
>
>After reading one of the posts in this forum, and researching
>accordingly, I've decided on the Markins Q-Ball Q20. One
>reason is because it has the built in panning base so that's
>one less thing I need to buy, and try to make stable with
>another base.
>
>So...the good news is you don't have to sell me on that one.
>
>I also need a set of CF legs to go with it. I see the
>recommendations for the Gitzo and that would be fine, but I
>have a couple of issues/requests. One is that I'm looking
>for a 65-69 inch height. The other is that the costs are
>really starting to get crazy, so I'm open to a different set
>of legs if it's high quality, stable, and light. As many have
>said, it's cheaper to buy the right thing in the first place,
>and I am, after all, shooting a 6K camera with a 2K lens so
>it's not a matter of $100 difference here or there.
>
>What I need from you experts is the following.
>
>1. Where should I buy these things? I normally have used
>Adorama and B&S but they don't carry them.
>
>2. I'm concerned/confused about the different things I need to
>make this "system" work. I checked one website, and
>it appeared that you needed to buy the head for $400, and then
>the legs, but then you may need a special plate to attach the
>two together, and then it seems as though the quick release
>plate that goes on the camera isn't even included (jeez you
>think for $400 it would come with at least one of them).
>
>3. So, can someone put together for me an actual supply list,
>with model numbers, and a place to buy them, preferably at a
>great price and from a vendor you trust.
>
>Steve
>
>
Steve:
Check out the Gitzo Basalt tripod Series 2 Model GT2830.
These are great tripods and are the next thing to CF and
about $150 less money.>
>
>
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