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Old 26-02-2009, 13:10   #1 (permalink)
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hi all, i was just wondering if anyone could reccommend the best tripod for my needs. i have a d2xs, mainly studio based work but some lugging about around the uk on jobs. i need to know the best body and head. a friend has manfrotto so i probably lean towards them just through familiarity more than anything!

it needs to be versatile, sturdy. i was thinking the 055pro? but whats the best head to get, i dont mind spending the money

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055pro is a great tripod but the bugger is heavy! At over 2.5kg before you slap a head on, it's not fun to lug about long distance. It's rock solid though.
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Why not think about buying two,Studio t-pod and lighter one for out and about.
can use the same head on both.
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The 055 is a great piece of kit. My Mrs has CL version. Bit of a weight to lug about though. There is a carbon fibre version. Not sure about head. Sure that others will advise.

Personally I have a Velbon CF 535 but while great for sticking on a rucksack is still not as good as the Manfrotto.

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I have the Manfrotto 055 pro and it is fantastic it is a little on the heavy side but when i bought it i also bought a sholder strap to go with it so have no trouble with the weight just sling it over my back like a rifle, as for the head i have an 804RC2 (Manfrotto again) and once again i cannot fault it. I hope this is of some use to you.

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Old 27-02-2009, 00:12   #6 (permalink)
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055, check out the manfrotto range there's something for everyone.
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For a head I can recommend the Manfrotto 808RC4. The counterbalnce springs assist the with the tilting.
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