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Need Good Tripod for Lensmaster RH-2 Gimble
Mar 31, 2013 16:02:11   #
Morrisdh Loc: Pisgah Alabama
 
I got the chance to order me a Lensmaster RH-2 Gimble head
this morning and I need a good heavy duty Tripod for it.
I will be using a Canon 7D and 100-400 l Lens. Here is a link
to the RH-2. http://www.lensmaster.co.uk/rh1.htm

I will be using it for Landscape, Wild Life and BIF's. Some one
suggested a Manfrotto 72 Inch.

Any suggestions? mdh

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Mar 31, 2013 16:27:14   #
JR1 Loc: Tavistock, Devon, UK
 
I have a manfrotto, Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod, and the Giottos MTL9351B, the giottos is MUCH more stable

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Mar 31, 2013 19:25:53   #
Bruce with a Canon Loc: Islip
 
I use the RH2 on a Manfrotto 055XPROB and I find it very stable using a Canon 1D Mk2 or a 60D with 100-400 lens.

RH2 was suggested by JR and I love the thing, I have not tried it on a carbon fiber tripod.

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Apr 1, 2013 03:19:21   #
Marc G Loc: East Grinstead, West Sussex, England
 
Cullmann magneset, cant remember the model, with RH 2, also recommended by JR

no issues yet as the pod legs have sharp spikes

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Apr 1, 2013 06:27:37   #
Capsurfer Loc: Sydney Australia
 
I too have the Canon 7D and regularly have a 70-200 attached. I have a Sirui N-1204. This is a solid yet light tripod (carbon fiber legs) that is very well made and strong enough to support heavy lenses. I've attached a review I found here for you.

http://www.marksphotographyspot.com/sirui-tripod-and-ball-head-reviews/

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Apr 1, 2013 06:29:16   #
Capsurfer Loc: Sydney Australia
 
And another review ...

(link removed for spamming)photography-equipment-reviews/2566-why-im-happy-i-shoot-with-a-sirui-n-2204-tripod-and-g-20-ball-head

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Apr 1, 2013 10:08:13   #
HillBilly
 
I use a surveyors tripod with an adapter to standard 1/4 x 20 thread. Both are available at Sears for about $80.00. Warning - it is heavy but absolute rock solid.

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Apr 1, 2013 10:09:58   #
JR1 Loc: Tavistock, Devon, UK
 
Let me suggest this thread, I have saved it on the pc as it is very interesting.

http://www.canadiannaturephotographer.com/tripod.html

And this is a laugh

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G9S9jZW3Jxc

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Apr 1, 2013 10:30:54   #
Morrisdh Loc: Pisgah Alabama
 
JR1, Thank you JR you have been most helpful and a lot
of other UHH folks agree with your choice. I will probably
go with the Gitzo. Again Thanks mdh

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Apr 1, 2013 11:16:47   #
JR1 Loc: Tavistock, Devon, UK
 
Morrisdh wrote:
JR1, Thank you JR you have been most helpful and a lot
of other UHH folks agree with your choice. I will probably
go with the Gitzo. Again Thanks mdh


I don't believe anyone has ever gone wrong with Gitzo/Manfrotto or Giottos

I have never seen one but many do say three legged friend are god

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Apr 1, 2013 11:48:33   #
Morrisdh Loc: Pisgah Alabama
 
JR1 Thanks and I am trying to get some good shots of
Eagles Nesting and Flying and the old arms get tired
holding the 7D and 100-400 L up for long. I am working
with the welding shop at our Technical School here to
help build me a light aluminum support with remote trigger.
mdh

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Apr 1, 2013 11:54:39   #
craggycrossers Loc: Robin Hood Country, UK
 
Morrisdh wrote:
I got the chance to order me a Lensmaster RH-2 Gimble head
this morning and I need a good heavy duty Tripod for it.
I will be using a Canon 7D and 100-400 l Lens. Here is a link
to the RH-2. http://www.lensmaster.co.uk/rh1.htm

I will be using it for Landscape, Wild Life and BIF's. Some one
suggested a Manfrotto 72 Inch.

Any suggestions? mdh


Good for you dh ! Hope you're happy with your British-built gimbal !

When making any buying decision it's always good to have "options & choices". Here's a possible tripod option for you from a UK manufacturer, new in the game, but "snapping at the heels" of the big boys, and very definitely competitive on price -http://www.redsnapperuk.com/camera-accessories/RedSnapper_Tripods.html

I have the RSF-284 @£69.95 ($106) which compares highly with the Manfrotto 055XProB @ £140 ($212)

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Apr 1, 2013 13:52:16   #
Morrisdh Loc: Pisgah Alabama
 
craggycrossers, Thank you for the information. mdh

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