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#1 CaseyJM

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 04:48 AM

Its time to upgrade my tripod.  I have heard a lot of good stuff about this new tripod "Me Foto" made by Benro.  Has any one tried it  for good or bad?


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Posted 08 April 2017 - 09:48 AM

I have one, had it now for a while. I have the globe trotter, a carbon fiber one. It came with a ball head. It's a very good tripod. I have put my D4 with a 70-200/2.8 on it with their bullhead. I have a tripod foot on the lens. It did a very good job. I didn't lock it down, I was panning a bird. Not sure, as I haven't tried if their ball head would hold that combination at angle.

I have checked the ball head with a bigger one and 300/f4 and the tripod did well. I use the tripod mostly as a quick carry or in the jeep. One of the legs can be removed and be used as a monopod.

If I have a small lens, and go walking with a D4 and 16-35 lens, around rocky place. It's a good combination as it's pretty light. I like it, use it from time to time. I would recommend it, even though its ball head is a medium weight, the legs are good.

Depending on weight and how windy it is, I have pushed it to its limits. It does have a hook to help weight it down.

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 11:17 AM

Here is a cell phone shot of the D4, 80-200 and 2x sitting on top of the tripod and their ball head. I used my backpack to help hold it steady, and keep it out of the snow. This is one time I was using the ball head to pan and not actually hold the camera while shooting. I was following the sheep around.

 

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 06:48 PM

Thanks Dennis, I was looking at them in the store and I liked the build quality. and it seems to be fairly stable and rated at i think 16lbs.  My heaviest would be the 7200 with the tamron 150 to 600 with the gimbal on top and that who;e set up comes in under 8 lbs so i think i would be good there.  


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Posted 08 April 2017 - 06:51 PM

Yes, that will work fine.

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Posted 08 April 2017 - 07:04 PM

I think it would be a great rig for what you have!

 

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Posted 09 April 2017 - 09:57 AM

I have several tripods, but here is what I use 99% of the time: Available at B&H


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