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#1 justshootit


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Posted 08 February 2019 - 01:12 AM

This is a bit of an off-the-wall question.  I had a Slik U212 tripod until it was damaged.  Loved it, and I want to get another, but it only has a 5.5LB load rating.  I'm wondering if this is due to the head, which is kinda flimsy, or is it the load limit of the legset.  Anyone got any insight on this??


FWIW, I now have an old Bogen 3021 Pro with the removable center column, and it's awful.  Moving the center column is nearly impossible when there's any appreciable weight on it.



Edited by justshootit, 08 February 2019 - 01:20 AM.

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Posted 08 February 2019 - 09:11 AM

It depends on the legs. Normally the weight is for the head. For tripods that come with a head, the legs are matched to the weight of the head. I have been using the globetrotter from Mefoto. Comes with a head, I have put my D4 & 200-500 lens on it, and didn't blink. I think they use Markins heads, but I haven't gotten confirmation. 

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