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New Tripod & Head help!

ajkjr

Cincinnati, US
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ajkjr Silver Member Nikonian since 08th Feb 2008
Fri 02-Aug-13 04:54 PM

Okay, this is a bit long, sorry, but big expenditure and want to do it right. Shooting D4 with biggest lense being the new 80-400 also have a 70-200.

I want to buy a carbon fiber tripod and ball head. I am shooting nature mainly, sometime from a bass boat, but also want to do panoramas as well. So looking for advise the tripod. Leaning towards Gitzo but maybe RRS Versa series. If I want to shoot panorama's should I get a leveling base or can you get level accurate enough with level on tripod? Maybe buy all from RRS?

Have looked at RRS BH-55 head, looked at Arca-Swiss Cube, looks like it does everyhitng but is more than i want to spend and have heard some bad things about them. Anyone else make a good geared head at a more reasonable orice?

I do not want to buy a Nodal head for Panoram's now but if I get into it a bit more heavily I may do that. My wife is real estate agent so maybe Mosaics of her houses?

So just looking for some guidance, opinions etc. As always, thanks for the help.

Joe

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