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Gitzo tripod, Markins ball head ... what else do I need?

vangophotos

Paradise Valley, US
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vangophotos Silver Member Nikonian since 01st May 2012
Tue 05-Feb-13 08:43 PM | edited Tue 05-Feb-13 08:44 PM by vangophotos

I'm in the market for a great/pro tripod with ballhead. After reading the tripod FAQ on the forum here, I'm still confused while shopping around.

Can someone tell me if this is what I need? I'm trying to make sure that I'm not missing any necessary pieces.

1) Tripod: carbon fiber Gitzo Series 3. I'm 5'11'' and prefer eye height. Not sure which model to choose.

2) Ballhead: Markins Q20?

I'm going to use this with:
- Nikon D7000
- Nikon lenses 17-55mm f/2.8, 70-200 f/2.8 VRI, 300mm f/4

In addition to the tripod and ballhead, do I need any kind of plates for lense(s) and/or camera body?

Thanks.

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