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Tripod advise to use with Nikon ED 500mm f4 P

whatahobby

Dayton, US
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whatahobby Registered since 26th Jun 2008
Mon 04-Apr-11 06:56 PM

Hi Guys & Gals,

I need a bit of help from you pros out there aor anyone whom has first hand knowledge. I now have added a 500 f4 P to my lens arsenal and since I sold off my only good tripod a while back now need to buy a new one. I am thinking of the Gitzo GT3541 XLS & the GT5541LS I think it is or may be a 5531 ls. Either way I just would like to hear thoughts on what is good for me and my equipment if you all don't mind to take a sec and help out. Equipment is islisted below;

Nikon D7000 D300s
Largest lens at the moment is the Nikon Nikkor ED 500mm f4 AI-s P. This one here below. I uploaded what I figure shows exactly what lens I am refering to. I may buy larger and heavier later on so this also is a consideration for the tripod. Not worried about weight or size as I will not be doing a lot or traveling. I will be shooting birds and just wildlife in general. I have a Wimberly version 1 to use to. Hope i gave enough info to help me. Oh yea, I am 66" tall.

Thanks,
Jeff


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