Got a massive tripod. Keep or sell and buy something appropriate? HELP.
I recently acquired a very heavy duty studio quality tripod the kind you can put on rollers. It has a fluid head for video and I need to buy a top plate to take a standard 1/4 20 screw for a camera. It is not a problem they are available on ebay. I can not see where I would ever need this monster. I have a D90 and I have a few tripods but not a high end Manfrodo. I could put it on ebay and sell it for over $200 and then buy a more appropriate tripod. OR trade I guess. But I don't know if I did so I would kick myself in the fanny pack for years for getting rid of it. Bogen 3036 & 116MK2 Head. Opinions please?
what would you all do? Thanks in advance. JBD90
#1. "RE: Got a massive tripod. Keep or sell and buy something appropriate? HELP." | In response to Reply # 0glxman Nikonian since 04th Oct 2008Fri 26-Oct-12 08:44 AM
Many years ago, (in my film days), I had a need for 2 heavy tripods both were Manfrotto professional model 058, goes to a height of about 8ft or more,
Always glad I kept one, (in retrospect, should have kept the near new one )
Don't use it much but its nice to have the sturdy height option when I need it,
I used to have a photographic memory but never got it developed
#2. "RE: Got a massive tripod. Keep or sell and buy something appropriate? HELP." | In response to Reply # 0ericbowles Nikonian since 25th Nov 2005Sat 27-Oct-12 09:35 AM
It's nice to have a good backup tripod. I have an older Gito alloy model that I use with a spotting scope alongside my camera and 600mm lens on another tripod. The extra height of a big tripod can be qute useful if you are shooting from near the car. But you need to be the judge as to whether the tripod is too heavy to be regularly used.
I would not keep a heavy tripod as your only tripod. There is a big difference between the light carbon fiber models and heavy alloy models.
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