i'm kinda spoilt for choice between these 3 tripods and would like some advise.
Tripod 1: Manfrotto 055mf3
Tripod 2: Gitzo G2227
Tripod 3: Giottos Mt-8170
I'm currently using a nikon D70s with 2 lens ( 70-300mm and the kit lens) but have not decided on which tripod and ballhead to compliment the camera.
I'm choosing these 3 tripods as I do not need to stoop or bend down to look through the viewfinder ( cos with ballhead n max tripod height it should be about eyelevel for me).
What I cant decide over is
1) does country of manufacture matter for CF tripods?
2) how important is weight?
do i go for the giottos because it can support 5 more kgs compared to the other two? ( more future proof??)
3) how does these 3 tripods stack against those imitation or clones from china?
My main use for the tripod
1. night photography
2. group shots
(going to dabble into the below when i have time)
Please chip in and help me arrive at a suitable tripod n ballhead