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03-30-2018, 10:15 PM - 1 Like   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Cipher Quote
I've had good luck with my MeFOTO RoadTrip A1350Q1R
Cheap ($150), Compact (4x4x15" in a case), light, reasonably stiff when weighted down.
It wouldn't hold your 645z with the 400mm but should work with the smaller lenses.
It takes Arca-Swiss plates, one leg detaches to form a monopod. Its height range is 17" to 61".
If you don't mind Orange and no monopod, the older model is available for $82:
Thanks Cipher. I will check out items suggested by you.

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QuoteOriginally posted by rdenney Quote
Look at the Tiltall carbon fiber tripod legs, which B&H sell for $289.

Tiltall Tripod TC-224 Carbon Fiber Tripod TC-224 B&H Photo Video

These are reasonably stiff and of decent quality. With a four-section leg, it should gold up pretty small, and it only weighs 2 pounds for the legs. You also unscrew one leg and use it as a monopod.

Then, choose any three-way pan-tilt head, which will be stiff per dollar than ball heads. Not as compact, but there are good choices well under $100. Don't get a cheap ball-head.

The ThinkTank bag I pictured was about $130 or something like that, but it's certainly not the least expensive alternative, nor is it the most.

Rick "don't extend the center column in use" Denney
Thanks Denney. I guess items suggested by you make a lot of sense. If necessary, I shall try and increase my budget. Thank you all for your kind suggestions.

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Thanks you everyone. I wonder why my replies aren't getting posted. Hope this one works. Thank you all.

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Thanks you everyone. I wonder why my replies aren't getting posted. Hope this one works. Thank you all.
This one worked.
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