Hi .. i am a newbie in photography, and I am thinking of getting a tripod for group portraits.
My budget is limited, so I am thinking of getting a Benro or a used Manfrotto.
My questions :
- The Manfrotto 190 series has max height of 146cm. For those who has experience with this tripod, is this considered too short ? I ask this because it need to extend the centre column all the way up to reach that high, and some people say better don't raise the centre column to the maximum.
- For Benro, does anyone have any experience or problem with A500EX + BH-1 ballhead ? Some people say dont buy Benro ballhead, but I am not clear what is the reason.
- My current max weight of camera, lens and flash combinations is about 2.5KG, is a ballhead with max 4kg load enough or should choose higher max load for safety ?