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Real tripod -- Feisol, but also Feisol Ballhead?

Ferguson

Cape Coral, US
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Ferguson Silver Member Fellow Ribbon awarded for the generous sharing of his high level expertise in the spirit of Nikonians Nikonian since 19th Aug 2004
Wed 17-Jan-07 02:50 AM

After doing a lot of reading, I think I am going to try the Feisol CT-3371 tripod. It seems to be a value, serious but about half the Gitzo price.

How about the CB-50HN Ball head. At $139 it also seems a deal, but unlike the tripods I can find very few people who have reported on them.

I'm not looking to save money to get junk, but the tripod reports that I have read seem to place Feisol as a quality tripod. So I am tempted to assume the same of the ballhead?

But I would sure like to get opinions from someone who has tried them, perhaps and also a Markins or RRS.

PS. Note I want a solid platform but this will be used sporadically for a hobby, with the longest being probably a D80 with 70-200VR and TC-20E, I guess potentially one day with a SB-800 at the same time though that seems less likely. I'm 6' and plan to use without a center column (which is optional).


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