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    Looking for a lightweight tripod for 35mm

    I'm looking for suggestions for a lightweight tripod for 35mm. It would need to be strong enough for a pro sized 35mm body and a 70-200 lens. I am leaning towards Carbon Fiber. Any suggestions?
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    The bogen 3032 is really light and will work for a pro body with 70-200 f/2.8. I have used it with a Nikon D2H and 80-200 f/2.8 AF-S on a bogen ball head.
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    The relatively recently introduced Giottos tripods look very attractive. My old Tiltall is developing some alignment problems, and I'm thinking about this one to replace it--

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    Bogen/Manfrotto Carbon One 3444/440

    Brian,

    I have this one and love it. Although not made for it I have used it with my 8x10 with good results.

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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb
    The relatively recently introduced Giottos tripods look very attractive. My old Tiltall is developing some alignment problems, and I'm thinking about this one to replace it--

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=296580&is=REG
    I was looking at that one too, but then I saw the weight: 2.6kg/5.7lb - nearly a kilo/2lb heavier than a similar Manfrotto/Bogen or Gitzo. The ability to mount the centre column at an angle is interesting though.

    Another tripod that allows very versatile positioning of the camera is the Benbo (http://www.adorama.com/BNT.html) - does not fold down very small though. Seems to be quite popular with 35mm & MF nature shooters in the UK - have not used one myself though (for some reason the cost in the UK is nearly twice the US price...).

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    I'm actually looking for something that I can strap to the back of my Nature Trekker AW II, and an extra 2lbs would make a big difference after a day out at the coast.
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    Yes, I've always been attracted to the Benbo, but it seems a little unwieldy. The Giottos seems to function more like a normal tripod, plus you get the adjustable lateral arm. I believe you can also remove the center column and mount the camera on the top plate, and use it without a head (I think you can tilt and pan, but not level left to right this way), which suits my two Gowland cameras fairly well.

    I handled the Carbon One at B&H and it seemed too light to me.
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    I have one of the Carbon One tripods... while I do like it for it's light weight, it is so light that sometimes the camera weight itself can cause some unstable moments... in particular, in the wind... I've lost it once to wind that I don't think would have upset other 'normally' weighted tripods...
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    Quote Originally Posted by David A. Goldfarb
    Yes, I've always been attracted to the Benbo, but it seems a little unwieldy. The Giottos seems to function more like a normal tripod, plus you get the adjustable lateral arm. I believe you can also remove the center column and mount the camera on the top plate, and use it without a head (I think you can tilt and pan, but not level left to right this way), which suits my two Gowland cameras fairly well.

    I handled the Carbon One at B&H and it seemed too light to me.
    I have the 9180. The metal version of the 8180. It's only 1lb heavier then the 8180 but about 1/2 the price.
    The column can be removed and the built in head used. It's great with a waist level finder. I'm not a big fan of the leg locks.

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    Brian, The Gitzo G1349 with G1276 head is the one that I had when we were together on Big Sur last year, it's not too heavy, very stable and will take a medium format too.
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