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Thread: Is Slik Sprint Pro 3-way good for 7D?

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    Default Is Slik Sprint Pro 3-way good for 7D?

    Hi. I've bought Slik Sprint Pro 3-way pan head tripod few years ago for my 400D, mainly used when travelling cos of light weight. http://www.thkphoto.com/products/slik/slik-ss4.html
    However, I've recently upgraded to 7D & will probably buy a 70-200 F4 IS. Is this tripod good enough for the setup?
    I've read a few threads regarding tripods & many said stable & light weight aren't cheap. Does it mean this tripod is not good, cos' it's not an expensive type. Otherwise, any good & lightweight to consider for travelling? about $300 budget...pls advise..Tks!

    P/s: Also plus my 580EXII flash..
    Last edited by SamPaul; 15th October 2009 at 03:02 PM.
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    Default Re: Is Slik Sprint Pro 3-way good for 7D?

    if you are on a budget, i think 70-200 F4IS +7D when used with a tripod collar, should work well on a Slik sprint pro.

    For travelling, lightweight and compactness of the slik is great. You may want to replace the pan head with a ball head, easier control and more compact/easier for travelling.

    300 budget, not sure if you can get a CF tripod.
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    Default Re: Is Slik Sprint Pro 3-way good for 7D?

    from the specs this is the max load:

    * 4.4 lbs. with camera or equipment properly balanced, unbalanced camera/lens combination should be less than 3 lbs.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ricleo View Post
    if you are on a budget, i think 70-200 F4IS +7D when used with a tripod collar, should work well on a Slik sprint pro.

    For travelling, lightweight and compactness of the slik is great. You may want to replace the pan head with a ball head, easier control and more compact/easier for travelling.

    300 budget, not sure if you can get a CF tripod.
    Tks for the advice! I Can increase my budget if needed, most important must be light..
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    Quote Originally Posted by 2evans View Post
    from the specs this is the max load:

    * 4.4 lbs. with camera or equipment properly balanced, unbalanced camera/lens combination should be less than 3 lbs.
    Does it mean it'll not be stable if the equipment is less than 3lbs?
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    Quote Originally Posted by SamPaul View Post
    Does it mean it'll not be stable if the equipment is less than 3lbs?
    no it means camera setups with bad CG like a camera with a 70-200 must weigh less then 3lbs for it to be stable

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lime43 View Post
    no it means camera setups with bad CG like a camera with a 70-200 must weigh less then 3lbs for it to be stable
    Ok understand liao. So 7D + 70-200mm F4 IS is about 1.569kg (i.e more than 3lbs) so guess must use tripod collar like Ricleo said, in order to be stable..
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    consider the Slik Pro340DX. 5kg load capacity. pair it with a manfrotto 486RC2 ball head. still small and light enough to be transportable for travelling. (:

    you've spent $2,500 on your camera. do get a decent tripod to go along wiht it

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isaiahfortythirtyone View Post
    consider the Slik Pro340DX. 5kg load capacity. pair it with a manfrotto 486RC2 ball head. still small and light enough to be transportable for travelling. (:

    you've spent $2,500 on your camera. do get a decent tripod to go along wiht it
    Ok. Will check it out on the above..of course, I'm not going to be stingy on a proper set up if need to..afterall alrdy spend few k on equipements..another few hundred will not make a diff. to me...Thank you..
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    Benro Travel Angel Tripod A-069M8 + head BH-00 + padded tripod bag
    $210
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    Default Re: Is Slik Sprint Pro 3-way good for 7D?

    Quote Originally Posted by Fotophilic View Post
    Benro Travel Angel Tripod A-069M8 + head BH-00 + padded tripod bag
    $210
    Tks! will also check on this new range, sounds good as can double up as monopod..

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=588654
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