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    tripods for 150-600C

    the tripod i currently use although good spares are getting difficult, it also has a very small platform and i had to purchase an older one to get a larger platform to support the Gimbal head, its also not the lightest of items.

    looking at current tripods i cant decide whether i need a column or not. ive sorta decided it will be carbon legged.

    Ive looked at 3LT and there platforms come off and attach direct to the tripod and i know there good stuff, i made the mistake at looking at Gitzo self levelling and very rapidly closed the page lol

    any others out there that won't break the bank that i can look at - needs twist locks as not a fan of snap clips after watching my friends fail - he's a good catch

    budget max £250


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    Re: tripods for 150-600C

    tripods for 150-600C
    So until I can afford a dedicated tripod for my gimble I’ve taken the used broken tripod I made the mistake of buying and cut it up to make a short column I can leave on the gimble base and just swap columns in the field or at home tripods for 150-600C-c26a9b54-c0a6-4eeb-bb21-c71a58bd65b9.jpg

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    Re: tripods for 150-600C

    If you are looking for a tripod without a center column, those are usually called systematic tripods. The thing is if you have a center column, you have the choice whether or not to use it. Tripods without a center column tend to be quite sturdy. 3 Legged Thing is good from what I've heard although I've never used one.

    Personally I prefer the twist locks because they are easy to grab. When the tripod is closed, I can grab all three locks at once on one leg and loosen them simultaneously. No suggestions for any specific tripod though. I have a tall aluminum Gitzo that I love as well as a tall carbon fiber Gitzo. Seems I grab the aluminum one the most (the aluminum ones are no longer made). Benro is also quite good. I have an aluminum one that isn't quite as tall, but my go-to is the aluminum Gitzo.
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    Re: tripods for 150-600C

    Thanks , I’ve been looking at 3LT as I have a monopod of theirs and it’s brilliant, I think some of there tripods also allow the center colour out and the spider to attach straight to the legs no column. Yeah I’ve looked at Gitzo and my bank account had a heart attack followed by me lol , I’ve seen and alu Benro systematic Version on eBay I’m watching it at the mo

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    Re: tripods for 150-600C

    having rarely looked at Amazon other than for stuff that i know i can throw away after a year if it fails , i spotted these - systematic tripods - am i right to be wary ?
    https://www.amazon.co.uk/koolehaoda-...FP6ZYCpgano5Os
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    Re: tripods for 150-600C

    I have a 3LT Billy and have removed the center column. Works great with my Benro Gimbal, D500 and Tamron 150-600.
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    Re: tripods for 150-600C

    Quote Originally Posted by lrlebron View Post
    I have a 3LT Billy and have removed the center column. Works great with my Benro Gimbal, D500 and Tamron 150-600.
    what size is the base on your gimbal as mines 65mm i was told the 3lt was 46mm on the attachment so would have a lot of over hang which is the issue i have on my normal post not my modified one lol
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    Re: tripods for 150-600C

    Amazon sells a lot of less expensive items - an unknown name tripod isn't one of the things I'd buy. You're putting an expensive body on a tripod that might not hold up. You might want to look at brands such as Feisol and Induro. Not all companies use the word systematic in their descriptions yet have tripods without center columns. Both of these companies offer excellent quality.
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    Re: tripods for 150-600C

    Quote Originally Posted by Hobbit View Post
    what size is the base on your gimbal as mines 65mm i was told the 3lt was 46mm on the attachment so would have a lot of over hang which is the issue i have on my normal post not my modified one lol
    I use the Kirk Tripod Quick release to attach the Gimbal or ball head to my tripod
    https://www.kirkphoto.com/tripod-mon...ct-system.html
    Makes it easy to change between them when needed. Kirk recommended the small plate for the 3LT

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    Re: tripods for 150-600C

    Quote Originally Posted by lrlebron View Post
    I use the Kirk Tripod Quick release to attach the Gimbal or ball head to my tripod
    https://www.kirkphoto.com/tripod-mon...ct-system.html
    Makes it easy to change between them when needed. Kirk recommended the small plate for the 3LT
    cool thank you
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