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zukester Registered since 17th Jul 2008
Thu 16-Oct-08 09:18 PM


I have searched here, found SOME answers but still not enough to make a decision. I figured that, with the knowledge here, an answer might be quicker coming if directly asked.

I am looking for a very low-level tripod for ground shots to macro. I saw one in a local camera store being demonstrated to a customer, but it was awfully flimsy. She had a lightweight, point and shoot digital. The D40X with the 18-55 and all extension tubes is very heavy compared to that.

Does not have to be carbon fiber, just low and steady for extension tube shots. I hike in deep woods and, when the leaves were up still, struggled for a long time to take one simple shot of a teeny, tiny blue mushroom on a log, which eventually came out OK, but there was so much work and a tripod mount which can go low would have made it a snap, allowing me to take many more that day.

Is there one that literally goes right to the ground so I can shoot sideways with the tubes and lenses on?

A ball head adaptor with it would be a nice plus.

Still researching....

Thanks, Ahead of Time.


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