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    Join Date: Jun 2009
    Location: Moline, IL USA
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    I seem to be traveling a lot lately and I'm looking for a good lightweight, small tripod that I can take with me. I use a Canon 1DmkIV, 16-35 lens, and a Nodal Ninja V head. I currently have a Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod, but it's a little large to pack.

    I'm looking at the Manfrotto 190CXPRO4 ... which collapses to 19.5".

    Is this a good option?

    Any other suggestions?

    Thanks,

    JR
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    Hey JR,

    Did you consider Benro basic Carbon or Alu tripods ? small models exist and they are pretty robust (no return since three years I sell them) and I use carbon one myself in mountains since 2 years without any issues :)

    Vincèn



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    Vincèn,

    Thanks for the recommendation. Do you think the CF0580 would be sturdy enough to support my NN5, 1DmkIV, and 16-35? How about with a 70-200f2.8? I like the short 17.6" collapsed length.

    JR
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    Quote Originally Posted by jrhowell View Post
    Thanks for the recommendation. Do you think the CF0580 would be sturdy enough to support my NN5, 1DmkIV, and 16-35? How about with a 70-200f2.8? I like the short 17.6" collapsed length.
    Hum C-058 might be a little short as it's supposed to carry only 5kg max ! I would advise better C-157 or C-158 that supports up to 8kg which should be enough ! I use myself the C-258 that carries up to 12kg and 4 sections (a little more stable than 3 sections, just a little longer to extend ;)

    Vincèn



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    Hi JR,

    Having used Manfrotto and gitzo tripods before, my last favorite is the Feisol branch, tripod and monopod. Rock solid, super quality, mid price range.

    http://www.feisol.com/

    Heinz
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    Hindenhaag, Are the light weight Feisols as sturdy as the heavier Manfrottos? Do you loose sturdiness for the lighter weight?
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