Which Tripod should I buy?

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Those aren't bad, BUT they're on the light side; note that the maximu load capacity is 11lbs for each. A good rule of thumb is to have a head & legs that will support TWICE the weight of your heaviest lens & body combination. Since, in this case, that would mean about 5.5 lbs, you're pretty much limited to a consumer-level body and kit zoom. If that's all you have and all you intend to get in the foreseeable future, then it will do you fine. Manfrotto is a very name, but if you're thinking of getting heavier glass, a heavier body.... consider saving time and money in the long run and spending a little more on a tripod now.
 

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What camera and lens do you have? And what kind of subjects will you be shooting?
 

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Manfrotto is great, but you really need to go into a store and handle a tripod to see if it's comfortable for you.
 

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