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


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SamPaul

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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..
 

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ricleo

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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.
 

2evans

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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.
 

SamPaul

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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..
 

SamPaul

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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?:confused:
 

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Does it mean it'll not be stable if the equipment is less than 3lbs?:confused:
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
 

SamPaul

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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
 

SamPaul

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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
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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