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Critical Question: Which Tripod to buy


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Websquad Basic Member
Mon 27-May-02 03:55 PM

This is the most critical time in the procurement cycle: I have money in hand and need to commit.


  • Heavest equipment to use tripod: N80/B16 with 70-300 4-5.6 "D"
  • Liked the Bogen 3405 Junior, but it had limitations - and now I have bigger ($150) budget
  • I don't like to bend over too much - and I would with 3405
  • Am uncomfortable having to always extend column to full height
  • My old tripod had a 3-way pan-tilt head - didn't like being poked by the pan control
  • The Bogen 3026 has separate panning function
  • Weight not serious issue - I'm past my backpacking years %^(
  • In archives, 3026 mentioned only once - in a question, not an answer
  • Does anyone use the 3026? Any problems?
  • Any problem with 3021/3026 combination?

    Specification3021 "Jr"3021 + 3026
    Maximum Height63.0"68.8"+5"=73.8"
    Folded Length22.0"24"+5"=29"
    Load Capacity11.00 lb12 lbs apx
    Leg Sections43
    Leg Lock TypeTwistFlip Levers
    Independent Leg SpreadNoYes
    Head Type3-way pan/tiltDougle-Action Ball Joint
    Quick Release3157N3027
    Weight4.255 + 1.38 = 6.28
    Cost: B&H$85$117+$36=$153

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