Tripod Recommendation - lightweight options?

Discussion in '35mm Cameras' started by Roland Wooster, Apr 7, 2004.

  1. I'm looking for a lightweight tripod with pan/tilt head and Quick
    Release for use with the following:

    D70 w/17-55 or 75-300 and SB800 (2.0KG/4.5lbs)
    Small Mini DV camcorder

    Having both a broken cheap hakuba pan and tilt head equipped tripod
    that weighs 1.8KG/3.5lbs, and a massive more expensive Benbo 1 with a
    3055 Bogen head that weighs 4.1KG/9lbs I'm looking for something
    lighter, smaller, and with a pan/tilt head and quick release.

    The ball head is horrible/impossible for panning with video, and
    seemingly no advantage over the pan/tilt head of my other tripod. I
    love the quick release, except the QR base of the 3055 is so large
    it's bigger than the base of my N90s that I bought it for and it
    manages to bruise my stomach when carring the camera around with the
    QR attached.

    The Slik 703 CF appeals, but I can't find anyone selling it, or the
    price. Also I'm not sure what head to get for it. I'm wondering what
    other options there may be in the sub $200 range?

    Roland Wooster, Apr 7, 2004
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  2. Roland Wooster

    ROBMURR Guest

    Bogen has the 3021 tripod legs and
    several pan and tilt heads that will
    work for you. Go to their website
    and have a look. That 3055 head
    is without a doubt the worst designed
    head on the planet. Same for that
    quick release...
    ROBMURR, Apr 7, 2004
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