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parallaxphotos Registered since 07th May 2012
Tue 23-Oct-12 09:15 PM

A whole lot of information on this site, some old, some new, much tailored specifically to a particular use/body. So let me give it a shot, and see if I can get some ideas.

I'm looking for a set of legs - my aluminum ones never make it with me. Primary use is on hiking trips - weight is important, packability is nice, but within limits - opening and closing 3 sets of leg clamps is about my pain threshold before I decide all too often not to bother getting the darned thing out anyway - am I silly not to consider a 4 section design? Novel clamps that actually speed things up and are reliable is a big turn on.

I abuse the sin out of anything I own, so durability is important.

Budget is tight, so if we could keep it under ten bucks, that'd be great. Oh, not feasible? The preference would be $350, with a cap around 500.

I'm 6 ft, shooting a D800 with a 70-200 as the heaviest glass in my meager collection.

A few that seem possible:
Feisol 3442 or 3441-T (I still can't figure out the difference...)
Induro CT-113 (seems possibly too short?)
Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 - price and reputation seem nice, but doesn't pack up well. The 190 seems like it might be too short?

By all means, I'll take feedback and suggestions/clarification questions


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