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Older tripods - still OK or not

polarpics

Ontario, CA
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polarpics Silver Member Nikonian since 23rd Jan 2013
Fri 01-Mar-13 10:46 PM

I have two tripods that I have used for years according to the terrain/subject matter. What I call my hiking tripod is a Slik PRO 804 CF with an Acratech ball head. My back breaker tripod is a Manfrotto Professional 055 with a Manfrotto Proball 468RC4. This thing would challenge a mule. I've never used a lens longer then my 70-200 f2.8 but have just purchased the Nikon 300mm f4. This along with my new D600 has me thinking about steadiness. Has anyone had experience with long lenses and these tripods and heads. All comments/opinions appreciated. TIA.

Bill

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