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    tripod rec for hassy

    I'm looking to buy a tripod for my hasselblad 501cm w/ 50mm lens. I have a cheap slik (piece of junk) tripod now and it moves when the shutter fires. I would prefer to get something somewhere in the $200 range (or lower) but if i need to spend more to get something that works then i guess i will.

    Anybody have a recommendation?
    thanks
    -bryan

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    I've been using a Bogen/Manfrotto 3001 with the 484 ball head with my 501. Works well for me, plus it is light-weight and quick to set up. Ttoal price is under your $200 limit. If I were to do it over again, I'd look twice at the similar-looking equipment being advertized by Calumet.

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    You might find the chapter on handheld vs light tripod vs heavy tripod in Barry Thornton's "Edge of Darkness" interesting in your deliberations. I can't seem to locate my copy at the moment, but the testing was impressive.

    I've got an old Star-D, and it's starting to show its age; I'm worried.

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    I swear by Gitzo if you can find one on Ebay. They used to mount machine guns on these things!

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    Tiltall or Manfrotto 055(?) used to be 3021.
    Heavily sedated for your protection.

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    Quote Originally Posted by schroeg View Post
    I swear by Gitzo if you can find one on Ebay. They used to mount machine guns on these things!
    great, a machine gun, maybe a manual hassy would do in this case.


    Have a look on the FEISOLS and BENRO's. They are cheap and probably as good as a machine gun mounted Gitzo...

    I have a thread up talking about the above choices...

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    thanks

    hey guys thanks for the help. i went to calumet today and picked up the manfrotto 055XPROB and a heavy duty 3way calumet head. works great.



 

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