high quality, light tripod for 35mm work
What would you say the would be the best tripod for 35mm work. I use an F100 and D1x. My biggest lenses are the AF-S 80-200 f2.8, AF 300 ED-IF F/4 and 80-400 VR. I would like to be able to use the tripod in the field for nature (ie, on a backpack), vacations (again carrying), family photography, macro stuff and etc. So it has to be able to be closed up compactly and very light in weight. Cost is not the issue (for the sake of this post), build quality and weight are the issue.
Any recommendations on monopods also?
What are your recommendations? I need a new tripod and monopod for the PGA championship next week, so please let me know soon.
#1. "RE: high quality, light tripod for 35mm work" | In response to Reply # 0Ed Basic MemberSat 10-Aug-02 12:31 AM
If cost is not an issue, have a look at the Gitzo Carbon Fiber tripods. On one of my recent forays in our city garden, I bumped into a pro using one of these models (he was also shooting with a Nikon F4s but with a Sigma lens ). Compared to the aluminum Bogen 3021 I was lugging around, which was roughly 10lbs with the head, his tripod with the Kirk BH-1 ballhead was feather-light! I've always wanted a Gitzo, but ever since I've tried his tripod, my trusty 15-yr-old Bogen seems so old and heavy.
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#2. "RE: high quality, light tripod for 35mm work" | In response to Reply # 1jrp Charter MemberSat 10-Aug-02 03:36 AM
Look into the aluminum Manfrotto 190 (Bogen 3001), a little short but that's required to lower the weight. It weights about the same than my Manfroto Carbon One 440.
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#3. "RE: high quality, light tripod for 35mm work" | In response to Reply # 0
decided on the gitzo carbon fibre 1325 inter pro studex. Will put my Arca Swiss B1 ballhead on it. Decided on the Gitzo 1564 mk 2 studex monopod and will use the RRS suggestion with the manfrotto swivel and RRS quick release pro plate.
#4. "RE: high quality, light tripod for 35mm work" | In response to Reply # 3BJNicholls Charter MemberMon 12-Aug-02 01:53 AM
The swivel head with quick release is a good monopod solution, but I advise NOT following RRS advice on mounting the QR platform. They have you permanently mount it in a horizontal orientation. I kept the thumbwheel adjuster on my tilt head so that I can turn the QR platform and use the it for both horizontal and vertical shots.