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What are the best tripods?
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Jan 27, 2013 08:58:32   #
guitarbts Loc: Charlotte, NC
 
I am in need of a tripod that will hold 11+ lbs. What brand is the most dependable, easy to use and of coarse,safe from failure with your equipment?

Thanks for your input and help

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Jan 27, 2013 09:13:26   #
MT Shooter Loc: Montana
 
You can never go wrong with Manfrotto or Gitzo, just stay away from their low-end models, they both make crappy versions just for those out there who won't pay for quality.

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Jan 27, 2013 09:32:25   #
warrior Loc: Paso Robles CA
 
MT Shooter wrote:
You can never go wrong with Manfrotto or Gitzo, just stay away from their low-end models, they both make crappy versions just for those out there who won't pay for quality.


:thumbup: :thumbup: :thumbup:

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Jan 27, 2013 09:40:23   #
JR1 Loc: Tavistock, Devon, UK
 
The one that best suits your purpose which you don't state.

What is the best saloon car, without knowing the use the answer is not possible

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Jan 27, 2013 09:47:05   #
guitarbts Loc: Charlotte, NC
 
Sorry I didn't mention the use - I will use the tripod for outside shots - sports, nature, landscapes and street shots.

Thanks for your input

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Jan 27, 2013 14:33:35   #
JR1 Loc: Tavistock, Devon, UK
 
Then I seriously think you need to go the gimbal way

I have both the Lensmaster 1 and 2 gimbals and Maqnfrotto/Giottos legs

http://www.lensmaster.co.uk/

All my surfing shots on my site are taken with this setup.



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Jan 27, 2013 17:04:04   #
Cdouthitt Loc: Traverse City, MI
 
It's not just the tripod that matters don't forget you'll need a head as well. I've got an Manfrotto 190cxpro3 and arcatech gv2 ballhead. Very stalbe combo.

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Jan 27, 2013 17:10:12   #
C. Loren Loc: MN
 
I've been using the Carbon Fibre Manfrotto. It is an excellent quality product, but not cheap. The head for it costs about the same as the tripod! At 11+ lbs, make sure you get one that is heavy duty enough to hold your gear. You're not a lightweight!!

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Jan 27, 2013 18:13:26   #
Photographer Jim Loc: Rio Vista, CA
 
I use a Really Right Stuff TVC-24L. Best tripod I have ever used. I have the L version due to my 6'4" frame. It weighs in at 3.8 lbs and has a 40 load rating. The shorter versions weigh only 3.2 lbs. but have that same 40 lbs load capacity. Their Versa 3 series is bigger and heavier still and rated at 50 lbs load. Beautifully engineered, totally made in American, and an absolute joy to work with. But, it is expensive.

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Jan 28, 2013 05:00:29   #
guitarbts Loc: Charlotte, NC
 
Thanks to everyone for the help! I am going to check some out.

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Jan 28, 2013 06:10:50   #
Scoutman Loc: Orlando, FL
 
guitarbts wrote:
I am in need of a tripod that will hold 11+ lbs. What brand is the most dependable, easy to use and of coarse,safe from failure with your equipment?

Thanks for your input and help


Come on Man!

Isn't this the third straight day for a request for basic tripod suggestions? Good Grief :-(

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Jan 28, 2013 06:18:22   #
magicunicorn Loc: Melbourne Australia
 
i use a manfrotto 055PROB and its fantastic very strong up to the weight and easy to use

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Jan 28, 2013 06:36:31   #
jscotthinkle
 
I agree with the other manufacturer recommendations. But, I use a Benro carbon fiber that is light and packs flat for travel - it is a great tripod.

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Jan 28, 2013 07:24:54   #
nikonshooter Loc: Spartanburg, South Carolina
 
Photographer Jim wrote:
I use a Really Right Stuff TVC-24L. Best tripod I have ever used. I have the L version due to my 6'4" frame. It weighs in at 3.8 lbs and has a 40 load rating. The shorter versions weigh only 3.2 lbs. but have that same 40 lbs load capacity. Their Versa 3 series is bigger and heavier still and rated at 50 lbs load. Beautifully engineered, totally made in American, and an absolute joy to work with. But, it is expensive.


Ditto

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Jan 28, 2013 08:43:10   #
Radioman Loc: Ontario Canada
 
Scoutman wrote:
guitarbts wrote:
I am in need of a tripod that will hold 11+ lbs. What brand is the most dependable, easy to use and of coarse,safe from failure with your equipment?

Thanks for your input and help


Come on Man!

Isn't this the third straight day for a request for basic tripod suggestions? Good Grief :-(


*****
Hmm this one is not 'basic' - it gives a needed specification.

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