Thank you gentlemen for all your expert advices... I w'really appreciate this forum very much
I have placed the order for D7100 body with 16-85mm lens. I have deffered my purchase of other two lenses for the time being. I will decide which lens i have to take after using the gear for some time.
Once again i need your expert recommendation for my Tripod setup. I tried very hard to search & read the earlier threads here & also googled it but could not get anything concrete & moreover... I will rely on recommendations here rather than on any other site/forum.
Please recommend me the tripod setup taking into cosideration the weight of 300mm lens maximum. I dont want to repurchase/upgrade the tripod setup. I have read that Manfrotto 055XPROB is a suitable tripod. I know its weight is more than its carbon sibling. The suitable ball head is Manfrotto 498RC2 or 498RC4. There is Markins Q20 ball head too. I am totally confused in this selection. Please recommend me a suitable one. I am willing to pay upto US $ 400(+/-). It will be like one time investment.
Thank you so much.
I have decided to gift myself this complete setup & i W'really look forward to enjoy this hobby/art. I have come across a group of photographers (hobby) in my city who plan & go together to different locations once in a while. I look forward to have some good times for many many years to follow