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Tripod suitable for E3 and zoom lens

As the title states, I am looking for a tripod capable of supporting my e3 and lens. I know it is all about compromise but I am hoping for something relatively lightweight and not too expensive. Most tripods I seem to have looked at recently are either very expensive or seem designed to support the lighter cameras becoming more popular.

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Re: Tripod suitable for E3 and zoom lens

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As the title states, I am looking for a tripod capable of supporting my e3 and lens. I know it is all about compromise but I am hoping for something relatively lightweight and not too expensive. Most tripods I seem to have looked at recently are either very expensive or seem designed to support the lighter cameras becoming more popular.

Grateful for any recommendations you may have.

Rob
Rob, Hi I and my better half Nick, both find the BENRO is great for the weight of our E-1 and E-5s and had no problems with the 50-200 lens on came with a nice shoulder carry bag and folds down to 17" to fit in a suitcase
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Re: Tripod suitable for E3 and zoom lens

Rob,

I purchased a fotopro tripod off ebay just before Christmas to have one lighter for being out on the bike with the camera kit. Very impressed with this one complete with ball head and one of the legs can detach to be used as a monopod. It folds up on itself so does not take up a lot of room. Weight if my memory is working is about 1.3kg complete quite bait lighter than the manfrotto. Cost about 100 delivered

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Re: Tripod suitable for E3 and zoom lens

I use a Manfrotto 055 and 486RC2 ball head with E-5 & 90-250. The combination is very stable. I set a price then working with the max kit weight, did some research on the manufacturers website to see what combination worked.
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Re: Tripod suitable for E3 and zoom lens

I think it is partly dependant on the maximum focal length of the lens you are using and the overall weight. I made the mistake of going for a medium/light model only to be disappointed when using a long lens, especially in windy conditions. Eventually I bought a much more substantial outfit and despite the extra weight (although it has carbon legs) have never regretted it.
For carrying I use a Cleyspy Mulepack - absolutely brilliant. I will carry virtually any weight of tripod complete camera/lens already set up in a back pack configuration, I can't imagine how I did without it.

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http://www.cleyspy.co.uk/the-mulepack-c41.html

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Re: Tripod suitable for E3 and zoom lens

Thanks, all, for your responses. Some of those are out of my price range at the minute but now I have an idea what I am looking for I will start surfing through ebay.

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Re: Tripod suitable for E3 and zoom lens

What kind of budget do you have?
How tall does it need to be?
How small does it need to fold?
Do you need an djustable angle column?
How heavy is too heavy?
What will you use it for (what type of head do you need)?
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Re: Tripod suitable for E3 and zoom lens

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Rob, Hi I and my better half Nick, both find the BENRO is great for the weight of our E-1 and E-5s and had no problems with the 50-200 lens on came with a nice shoulder carry bag and folds down to 17" to fit in a suitcase

I use to interested with several BENRO models the angel series the one tri&monopod but finally buy something else 1,7kg, some china manufacture...sturdy enough to carry E3+50-200, it cost me around 50 GBP


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Rob,

I purchased a fotopro tripod off ebay just before Christmas to have one lighter for being out on the bike with the camera kit. Very impressed with this one complete with ball head and one of the legs can detach to be used as a monopod. It folds up on itself so does not take up a lot of room. Weight if my memory is working is about 1.3kg complete quite bait lighter than the manfrotto. Cost about £100 delivered

Ian

Fotopro also interesting with color combination and yes, the shipping was not suitable for this type of stuff
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