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Old 11-30-2013, 12:41 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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I can't afford a gitzmo. $569 for my Induro set was already so expensive. It's credit card debt for Jan.
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Old 11-30-2013, 12:53 PM
 
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you made a good choice
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Old 12-01-2013, 07:05 AM
 
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matt kloskoski from kelby training has an interesting article on the subject.

Why You Need A Strong Tripod | Matt Kloskowski
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Old 12-01-2013, 05:25 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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I just realized that if I got a big dslr backpack then I could have gotten a slightly larger tripod that's 26 lbs capable.

I'm thinking about getting this backpack: Amazon.com: Tamrac 5588 Expedition 8x Photo/Laptop Backpack (Black): Camera & Photo

So I should have gotten this tripod: Induro CT214 CARBON 8X CT-Series Tripods | Cat #471-214
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Old 12-01-2013, 05:34 PM
 
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For backpacking i would be going the other way,lighter and smaller. My backpacking choice would be a gitzo gt-1542t at 2lbs and either a rrs bh30 or markins qt3 ball head.

Last thing i would want to do is go heavier.
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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Well, if I'm running a big 50 - 500mm lens and it's windy then I will set the tripods legs to 50 degrees and set the tripods extension low. Then it should be stablke in the wind despite my 17.6 lb weight limit.
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Old 12-01-2013, 06:28 PM
 
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do yourself a favor and get the right equipment for the job. crap happens when you try to use equipment for a purpose it is really not suitable.

besides you don't want the perspective of your subject to be determined by the limitations of your tripod on a windy day with a heavy lens . you shouldn't have to shoot low unless that is what the shot requires.

nothing is a problem until its a problem.

stop trying to mismatch equipment because you do not have the budget to do it right. get one balanced outfit and learn to use it properly. then save up money to do whatever else you want to get into properly.

you are trying to dabble into areas of photography that are expensive and require heavy tripods and expensive lenses to do right. learn your basics first before you waste your money on crap.
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Old 12-04-2013, 04:59 AM
 
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b&h photo is having a sale on the gitzo gt2531 for 479.00 . that is 221.00 off the typical gitzo price.

i just ordered marilyn one.

Gitzo GT-2531 Mountaineer 6X Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs - GT2531
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Old 12-09-2013, 07:54 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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Well, I got my Induro tripod setup and it seems it'd be really stable in winds at the 25 degree leg angle. But the 5 way head has a lot of friction; maybe it's purposely made that way to deal with heavier camera setups, but it makes it harder to turn the camera when shooting panoramas..
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Old 12-10-2013, 03:15 AM
 
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i am not familiar with it. does it have a friction setting?

my real right stuff head does. i can have he ball head not flop over when the main release is opened.


maybe you have that too?
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