Tripods

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by Avery, Jan 21, 2005.

  1. Avery

    Avery Guest

    Hi, I recently picked up the Gitzo Explorer aluminum G2220 and hands
    down believe it is a great tripod, however my focus is macro. If I ever
    upgrade from the Nikkor 105mm to the 200mm will these legs still work?

    If I should just go bigger now what should I get? Please keep in mind
    that I generally have this rig pointed at the ground and using the
    Explorer's column tilted and rotated greater than 90%.

    I don't have any clue as to what sort of tripod macro photographers
    use, any clue you can offer is way better than the one I have now.
    Thanks,
    Avery
     
    Avery, Jan 21, 2005
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    Mac Tabak Guest

    Excuse top posting, try the Manfrotto 190PRO, you can mount the center
    column horizontal, great for macro
     
    Mac Tabak, Jan 22, 2005
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    Sheldon Guest

    I saw a guy working with a rig that looked like an enlarger (mount is for
    the camera) surrounded by a translucent light tent. I think it's just
    called a copy stand.
     
    Sheldon, Jan 22, 2005
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    Ron Lacey Guest

    Yes my enlarger can be used as a copy stand by removing the dichronic
    head and using a tripod socket adapter.

    Ron

    Ron Lacey
    Murillo Ontario
     
    Ron Lacey, Jan 22, 2005
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    Hils Guest

    Avery wrote
    The Explorer is very good for outdoor situations where you want to get
    the camera right down to ground level, or set up on uneven ground. If
    you mostly point the lens vertically at the ground it may be worth
    finding or devising some sort of copy stand which you can use outdoors.
    I've not tried a 200mm macro, it may need a counterweight of some sort
    if you use it with the Explorer.
     
    Hils, Jan 23, 2005
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