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    what sort of tripod

    Hi everone,

    I'm looking for a tripod for my pentax k7.My lems are 70-250mm and a 100mm pus wide angle.Have had a imperal tripod but found it wasn't suited to the pentax.Thank you all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kicko View Post
    Hi everone,

    I'm looking for a tripod for my pentax k7.My lems are 70-250mm and a 100mm pus wide angle.Have had a imperal tripod but found it wasn't suited to the pentax.Thank you all.
    Have a look at this thread for a starting point. http://www.ausphotography.net.au/for...ripod-and-head

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    Just picked up a manfrotto 055XPROB, pretty weighty, but very happy.
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    Many many options to choose from....its a compromise of weight vs sturdiness vs price

    First choose what size/weight you are willing to settle on, then the option of leg extension type (twist lock vs screw), and then the price will dictate all the above, lol

    Next is to decide on a tripod head which is quite important. Make sure the head is rated to the weight of your camera body and lens. There are ballheads, pan and swivel heads etc each with differing mounts...

    I've previously owned a Manfrotto 190xProB with 486 RC2 and #222 heads.
    Now i use a Benro A-168 M8 with BH-0 head which is a nice compromise for travel etc.

    Have fun deciding which option suits you !!
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    actually the head needs to be rated about 10x the weight of your camera body and lens.
    if you want it completely steady at wierd angles that is...

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