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Old 02-09-2010, 01:30 PM
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I've got the 055BPro with 488RC2 ballhead for my standard tripod. This is by far the most recommended on POTN as the base level tripod/head combo. Strong and sturdy enough for all of my gear. Good quality. Not light, though. I have hiked with it, but not often. Certainly wouldn't travel with it again.

You know the saying with tripods? The 3 key features are cheap, sturdy, and light. You can pick any 2 of those, but you won't get one with all 3.

For travel I have a graphite Benro Travel Angel and an eBay 486RC2 knockoff. Folds up small enough to throw in bag, and light. Not anywhere near as sturdy as the above combo. But it's better than those silly gorillapods for DSLRs.
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