I Need A Tripod

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  1. keith204

    keith204 No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I'd like a tripod that does exceptional PANNING and dismounts FAST. (So I can follow cars going 100mph with my 70-200 2.8 lens, and dismount it when there's a wreck.

    Any ideas? Prices?
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Manfrotto/Bogen is a great brand name in tripods.

    As for panning and quick release, that's depends on the head. Most heads these days have the 'quick release' feature...so make sure to get one that does. As for panning...a simple pan/tilt or 3-way head should probably work well for your needs...but if you have the money, there are some that are more specific to smooth panning, like this one.
     
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    Sw1tchFX TPF Noob!

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    I use Bogen 3021BPRO legs with the 488RC4 head. Just like a three way head, you can pan it, it just rotates the entire head, and even has marks on it to show you how many degrees it's rotating. There are bubble levels everywhere which are critical to make sure your tripod and head are even so when you pan, your not panning on a tilt.

    You can get a three-way if you want, but I find ball heads more direct, less complicated, and offer smoother freedom of movement if your tracking.
     
  4. Think about using a monopod if you need to pan.
     

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