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Old Mar 27, 2011, 1:22 PM   #1
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Hello,

I recently bought a 650mm-2600mm lens, and it's nearly 10 pounds. It does fit on my current tripod, but I've noticed that the legs are becoming warped and the quick-release plate isn't strong enough to keep the shot steady. Can anybody recommend a reasonably priced tripod or even monopod for heavy camera setups?

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Old Mar 27, 2011, 2:21 PM   #2
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This is pretty sturdy, if you need more, it will get expensive

http://www.adorama.com/SVPP4.html
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Old Mar 27, 2011, 2:43 PM   #3
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Wow! That's absolutely perfect! Thanks a lot.
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Personally I would shy away from that one as I wouldnt want that much weight hanging on a 1/4" screw with a 3/8" adaptor and it doenst look very portable and easy to set up. I would go with one of the larger CF tripods by Gitzo, Induro etc. For my Canon 400 2.8L I use a Gitzo 3 series CF tripod. Yes they cost more but have a lifetime warranty and you will never need to buy another.
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