Originally Posted by Shootar401
I have a $300 Benro with a small ball head. I can't see spending more than that. It supports my Horseman 4x5 and SG perfectly.
I also have some huge Bogen 3033 tripod with a 3-way head and it must weigh 20 pounds. Overkill for 4x5 for sure. It's been in my garage for almost a year.
Tiltall, way under $100. Mine was $50. Ball heads become problematic, not to say dangerous, with heavy cameras. I use the Tiltall for a Linhof STIV and everything smaller.