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Yet another Tripod/head thread

allenz

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allenz Registered since 15th Aug 2013
Thu 15-Aug-13 12:54 AM | edited Thu 15-Aug-13 01:06 AM by allenz

Hello All,

I am new here, and I figured one way to introduce myself is to post a question..so here goes:

In the near future I plan on purchasing a tripod and head for use with my Nikon D7000; majority of use will be with a 60mm Micro and a Sigma 150-500 zoom lens. The subject matter will be most anything stationary to birds in flight. Being a 'mature' man with a bad back, I am thinking CF. I do not expect to be hiking or carrying the equipment very long distances either.

I've done quite a bit of research, which unfortunately has not narrowed the field much. Currently I am leaning in the direction of Feisol 3441s, 3342 or 3442, Sirui N1204 or N2204, Manfrotto CX190Pro4 or CX55Pro3...like I said, not much thinning of the herd.

For heads either a Feisol, Sirui or perhaps Photo Clam. Not sure which size makes the most sense.

The main issue I seem to run into is budget...I would like to stay around $500, which will be tough - saying that I do not want to be 'penny-wise and pound-foolish.' I have looking into used, but the pickings are pretty slim. I am very open to suggestions, advice, etc.

Thanks in advance and I hope this inquiry is not a problem for a new poster.

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