Tripod for a big camera 5d mark 3

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  1. chuasam

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    If you're on a budget, FLM is also very acceptable
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    The fewer leg sections a tripod has the more stable it will be, but with fewer legs the tripod won't collapse as much for transporting.
    You want a tripod that has a weight capacity that is at least 2 times greater than the heaviest weight you plan on mounting on the tripod plus weight you will hang on the weight hook - when needed - like when it is windy.

    You will likely want at least 2 tripod heads - one for shooting stills & a fluid head specifically designed for shooting video.
    Brands worth considering: Giottos, Manfrotto, Feisol, Induro, Novoflex, Really Right Stuff, Gitzo.
     
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    I have 2 tripods, but I kinda love my Manfrotto monopod. It's got a cap on one end that unscrews to release 3 legs. It's compact, heavy enough to be sturdy but easy to carry around.
     
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    Have the same/ similar manfrotto monopod. Very handy.
     
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    Currently using Manfrotto BeFree Compact Travel Aluminum Alloy Tripod and I must admit it's one of the best tripod for Small/Medium cameras. I would suggest Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro Tripod for 5DM3 as per your requirements.
     
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    so if i wanted to shoot photo and video, ill need two separate tripod for that?

    that'll mean 1-2k for 2 tripod :O

    i want to invest for long term instead of going through each cheap one, as i do see myself using it a lot.
     
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    Depends how you shoot. You *can* use a video head for photos (but you’ll need an L bracket for your camera to get portrait orientation.

    You can also use a photo head for video as long as you don’t need to do panning shots or have smooth camera movement while on a tripod.

    I just picked up a really right stuff TVC 34-L and BH-55 ball head along with an L bracket for my D810. $1500 in tripod, but worth every penny so far. It’s head and shoulders above anything I’ve ever used.
     
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    I do want my video to have smooth movements. However, can i just do that handheld without the tripod?

    sorry for my lack of knowledge but how do one find the right tripod if budget wasnt the issue? like i have a mark 3, i need a sturdy camera to be able to hold it esp with big lenses mounted on it. I do plan to shoot products, portraits, full body shots, street photography, and so on.

    what is the ball head? why L bracket? what else do i need to know about tripods?

    Thanks!
     
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    you've got a lot of good recommendations for a lightweight travel and big lenses and compact tripods - Manfrotto, Gitzo, etc
    just pick one and enjoy your trip
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