I always went heavier than that. I use an olde Manfrotto/Bogen 3050 (or maybe it is a 3051). Bigger is better -- the Cambo monorails with long rails are heavy and unweildy. I find a big and heavy tripod tames the camera better, especially when used indoors in a studio to take portraits as the OP intends... or near the car trunk when taken into the field.
Originally Posted by dpn
Last edited by BrianShaw; 12-27-2012 at 11:00 AM. Click to view previous post history.