Critical Question: Which Tripod to buy
This is the most critical time in the procurement cycle: I have money in hand and need to commit.
|Specification||3021 "Jr"||3021 + 3026|
|Load Capacity||11.00 lb||12 lbs apx|
|Leg Lock Type||Twist||Flip Levers|
|Independent Leg Spread||No||Yes|
|Head Type||3-way pan/tilt||Dougle-Action Ball Joint|
|Weight||4.25||5 + 1.38 = 6.28|
#1. "RE: Critical Question: Which Tripod to buy" | In response to Reply # 0Gaspar61 Basic MemberMon 27-May-02 02:27 PM
I have the 3021 pro with the 3026 head. This combination works well with my equipment. I have an N90s and use the 70-300 90 percent of the time. The 3026 has been discontinued by Bogen, so that may be an issue for later. The 3026 has a special quick release plate that is only for that head. I ordered a couple of extra plates just in case they become hard to find. The quick release is built into the 3026, so you will only be able to use that plate. I have mounted a 300 4.5 lense on this combo with no problem. It is wise to get a set screw for the plate, though. It will twist under load without the set screw.
BTW -I am 6'2" and the tripod is just the right height without center post extended.
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#2. "RE: Critical Question: Which Tripod to buy" | In response to Reply # 1f5fstop Basic MemberMon 27-May-02 05:23 PM
I used the older 3221 (3021 in black) for many years with a 3047 pan head (quite heavy for a tripod head), and mounted my F5 with a AF-S 80-200mm F/2.8 many times, and never had a problem. I'm 6'2, and never raised the center post, except for some strange circumstances.
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#3. "RE: Critical Question: Which Tripod to buy" | In response to Reply # 1Websquad Basic MemberMon 27-May-02 08:31 PM
You said "It is wise to get a set screw for the plate, though. It will twist under load without the set screw."
Does the set screw not come with the mounting plate? If not, is this a standard hardware item that you can get from a well-equipped hardware store?