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| p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · Travel tripods for the mirrorless traveler? |
I don't expect that they'd do well at 200mm either but I haven't used one, so it is just that, an expectation, based on performance stories from others using other tripods and camera types. I think it's a reasonable expectation. For that matter, I don't know that I'd use one with that long a lens for a while, if ever. Likewise,I'm familiar with the Feisols, etc., but that's jumping to a $300-$400 legset and anywhere from $100 and more likely $200 or so and up for a head, and they are essentially engineered to dealing with a dslr weight camera and lens combo. I'd expect them to do extremely well.
As it is, my current Manfrotto 724b comes in at right close to 3 lbs, IIRC, but also has both a fixed column and restricted leg angles. It won't go as low as the newer ones and is even longer when collapsed. I know what it's limits are when used with a D200 weight camera and lenses as well. I doubt I'll take it on any more air trips.
So there is a $200 or so "possibility" or a $500+ "not going to happen" option that I'm trying to get some ideas from users on. Most of the reviews I've seen on the little ones are happy buyers but not sure how many are actually from users with more extended periods of use. One negative review came from someone using a D600 and a heavy-ish 28-70/2.8 range lens. I'd expect that to be too much, even if he had tightened all the legs correctly.