HI, this has probably been asked a hundred times but I need a bit if help here. I have a NN5 and Velbon 600 sherpa tripod.I dont like the tripod for panos as I need to extend the centre pole to get a good veiwing height. On a recent 6 week trip through the USA West and National Parks I found it hard to use on uneven ground and windy conditions. I found taking the tripod head off and replacing it with the pano head all the time a pain.Thinking back I could have set the pano head up on another centre pole and just slipped it in when needed.
Being quiet tall at 6ft 6in, I looking at getting a carbon fibre tripod without the centre pole with a good height around 80''.
My NN5 came with a swiss quick release that I havent used. My questions are-
Would it be advisable to put a swiss quick release base on the tripod base and a quick release plate on the bottom of my easy leveller and one on the bottom of my tripod head to allow a quick change over.
Would I use the same for the camera base as well.
Could anyone reccomend a good tripod and ball head suitable. I want to be able to us a 80-200mm lens also which is quiet heavy.