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Old Feb 21, 2009, 6:30 PM   #11
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An important consideration when selecting a tripod should be stability.Placing a camera with a long lens (like theOP is doing)on a light tripod (CF or Basalt) makes the entire assembly extremely top-heavy and increases the possibility that it could tip over. Sometimes the additional mass of an aluminum tripod is a good thing.
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Old Feb 21, 2009, 11:04 PM   #12
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A hanging weight bag helps with the balancing issues and lightweight tripods

Also helps dampen vibrations with tubular Aluminum.
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Old Feb 22, 2009, 11:20 AM   #13
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A hanging weight bag helps with the balancing issues and lightweight tripods
Yes, but if the baggets bumped and starts swinging, it can exacerbate the problemit's being used to alleviate.
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