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    Ari, when you don't want to carry a heavy tripod (and you don't have the money to buy a carbon fiber one) you can always get a wooden one. Berlebach is the one you'll find in Athens (if you ever travel this far) and I know that Hippocrates Farasopoulos still has one or two in stock. Bargain the price (tell him you're my friend, it'll help) and get one while they're still there.

    I got a tripod and a monopod for the price of one.

    Still, if you decide to sell a kidney and get some extra cash then you'll be able to buy the Manfrotto carbon fiber...

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    Thank you guys!
    And especially thank you Mr. Papantoniou. I will really consider your suggestion when I am in Athens next time.
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    Something you might consider is that when using a lighter tripod that you trip the mirror before making the exposure so that the exposure is only the leaf shutter. This will virtually eliminate any vibration you get.

    The reason we get beafy tripods is to control vibration so the first thing I'd do is hang my camera bag on the tripod to add weight and the second thing is trip the mirror first.


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    Quote Originally Posted by blansky
    The reason we get beafy tripods is to control vibration
    so the first thing I'd do is hang my camera bag on the tripod
    to add weight and the second thing is trip the mirror first.
    I think minimising vibration is more of a concern with the LF
    group and their use of large cross section to mass
    cameras; air currents. Wait till the wind wanes.

    Where ground source vibration is present, grounding the tripod
    with it's mass or added mass I'd think counter productive.
    Wait till the vibs subside.

    I'm not bothered by ground or wind sources of vibration.
    The wooded, cliffed, gorged, landscape in which I work is free
    of those. Balance though has on occasion been a concern when
    working the rough, sloping, loose terrain. That is where a 6 x 6 or
    rotating back RB or RZ are the best choice in medium format. I've
    one of each but yet to use them on location. My Bronica 6 x 4.5
    will be in use to start the season. I'll be being careful when
    flipping it on yielding terrain. Dan

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