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Author Topic: Tripod for low level work  (Read 651 times)

Offline pdwinter

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Tripod for low level work
« on: June 06, 2016, 01:05:38 PM »
Anyone got any recommendations (preferably of equipment that they have used and works well for them!) of a tripod / head for low-level macro work. I'm particularly thinking of using one for emergence sequences of dragonflies that are low (<1 ft) off the ground.

thanks in advance

Paul
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Re: Tripod for low level work
« Reply #1 on: June 07, 2016, 09:05:34 AM »
What about the manfrotto carbon fiber series, I think you can reverse the center column and get as low as you like, would also recommend a remote release as it makes taking the shots a lot easier.

http://www.wexphotographic.com/buy-manfrotto-190xpro4-tripod/p1543789?mkwid=sokbltidw_dc&pcrid=89741478059&kword=&match=&plid=&gclid=cjwkeajw4dm6brcqhtzl6z6n4i0sjadfpu1n--ob5-7gqa56r8oqvbcs2tv6-nbzpx-woyxya5ti1hoc7vhw_wcb
« Last Edit: June 07, 2016, 09:07:25 AM by Jerry »
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Re: Tripod for low level work
« Reply #2 on: June 08, 2016, 06:15:00 PM »
Thanks Jerry - looks like the right product for my needs and not too heavy either.

Paul
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Re: Tripod for low level work
« Reply #3 on: June 09, 2016, 08:33:15 AM »
I have an 055CX3 which I'm quite pleased with. It's a bit tricky to get level, as there's no spirit level.
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Re: Tripod for low level work
« Reply #4 on: June 10, 2016, 11:54:36 PM »
Hi Paul I had a grottos for years ( aluminium) which was great but I wore it out. So they make them. My current tripod is the manfrotto 055cx which is very good and I would recommend it, and as suggested they make the 190cx which is lighter and cheaper but not by much.
I do not use a tripod for my dragonfly photography but for for orchids and fungi where it is a must, hope this helps a little.
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Re: Tripod for low level work
« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2016, 04:30:09 PM »
I have a Manfrotto carbon MT293C4 I want to sell. Is there a Classifieds section on this site?

I prefer my big Gitzo Systematic 3 with gimbal head strangely enough. It will go very low on any terrain.



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