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Suggesta Tripod and Ball head please


Calcutta, IN
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Lighter Registered since 16th Feb 2012
Tue 01-May-12 05:34 PM | edited Tue 01-May-12 05:39 PM by Lighter

Hello friends

At present I have a Velbon CX440 tripod with a fixed 3way Pan-Tilt head, but I find that it is inadequate for the present setup that I use, because I feel that it is not stable enough.
My present set up is as follows:
Nikon D90
AF-S 18-55 VR
AF-S 300 f4

(I am planning to add a Tamron 90mmMacro to this list)

I love to shoot birds, Macro and Landscapes beside other subjects.

So please suggest a good tripod and a Ball-head for the above setup to be used for bird and nature photography. I would have loved to get a Gimbal Head, by I think those costs much more than ball heads.

Unfortunately, my budget is limited and would like to get the set up for $200- $250 (if possible).

Btw, are these new Gorillapods any good for my purpose?

Thank you