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Carbon Fiber Tripod and Ball Head for Fuji System?

Discussion in 'General X Camera Forum' started by bestefar, Jun 12, 2018.

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    I used an old FLM 24F ball head I had doing nothing, it fits nicely when the legs are folded up.
    Those grips are handy, I have the Fuji ones with the Arca plate for my X-E2 and X-Pro2

    Those Boss Adapters look like a good idea, sure there are lots of people who don't like the Manfrotto clamps.
     
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    Thanks to all who havea replied to my question. So many great suggestions! Some of brands that look very worthy that I had never heard of. I'm having lots of fun doing the research on all these ideas. Cheers, David
     
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    I've been thinking about this as well. I love my aluminum MePhoto Roadtrip, but the carbon fiber model would only saves me 8 ounces!
     
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    It isn't about the weight (at least not only about the weight). I set them both up at the store and the CF is substantially more stable set up the same way.
     
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    It was mentioned above but lest it get lost in the fray...fewer leg sections substantially aids stability.
     
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    There is a promo for 3LT and Winston with a head is 320 euro only. It is a bit overkill for X-t20 but will match my Hasselblad, has 3 sections only and will work well without center column extended, and it is almost 900g lighter than my 055 Manfrotto. I will give it a go I think.
     
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    I handled Winston in the store and can't believe my credit card made it out of the store untouched :). I have enough tripods for my purposes and don't need another. But if I could do it over, I would have the Winston instead of one of the others.

    I have not encountered a tripod with such stability at such a light weight.

    I just don't have circumstances where I need that level of stability where carrying the heavier tripod I own is a hardship. But if I did....
     
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    That really is a good deal for this top of their line tripod. But I am really satisfied with my 3LT Leo, which was designed for mirrorless & travel usages. It reliably supports my XP2 with the Fuji hand grip with its Arca Swiss style base plate & my heaviest lenses (16-55 & 90mm). I don't even come close to the 66lb capability of the Leo, so the 88lb of the Winston would be overkill. But I suspect it will be great for any medium format type system or if you are just looking for rock solid support in gale like conditions for even the XT20.
     

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