One of the tools that is very important and one that you will use a lot in the RCC photo program is a tripod. In fact if you purchase a good one it will last for many years to come.
There are many out there from which to choose, probably too many, so we have compiled a list of sorts to help you navigate to a good purchase.
Below are the tripods we consider to be a good investment and are able to do everything you will need them to do.
Below shows a list of tripod legs and a list of tripod heads. You need both
Medium format film cameras are heavy! We highly recommend the Bogen-Manfrotto, Slik, Induro or Benro brands. 3 way pan/tilt heads are preferred, ball heads are not recommended. Standard or quick release plate heads are both acceptable.
Below shows a list of legs followed by a list of heads. You need one from each or a complete tripod kit which includes both legs and head.
|Benro TAD18A||17.6 Lbs.||56.5”||19.3”||$110|
|Benro TMA27A||26.5 Lbs.||63.6||24.6||$170|
|Benro TMA28A||30.9 Lbs.||61.2”||20.7”||$180|
|Benro TMA37AL||35.3 Lbs.||70.5”||26.8”||$200|
|Benro TMA38CL||35.3 Lbs.||69.7”||23.2”||$450|
|Induro CLT303L||44.1 Lbs||70.7″||27″||$475|
|Induro CLT203 2 Series||35.1 Lbs||63″||14.8″||$375|
|Gitzo GT2542 Mountaineer||39.7||65.7″||22″||$1,000|
|Manfrotto MT190X3||15.4 Lbs.||63”||23.2”||$180|
|Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum||19.8 Lbs.||66.9”||24”||$270|
|Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Carbon Fiber||19.8 Lbs||66.9||24″||$600|
|Sirui W-1004 Waterproof Aluminum||33.1 Lbs.||65”||19.3”||$190|
|Sirui ET-1204 Waterproof Carbon Fiber||17.6 Lbs.||65”||19.3”||$200|
|Sirui W-2004 Waterproof Aluminum||39.7 Lbs.||70.9”||20.5”||$250|
|Sirui W-2204 Waterproof Carbon Fiber||39.7 Lbs.||70.9”||20.5”||$420|
|Benro HD2A 3 Way Pan/Tilt Head||17.6 lbs.||$110.00|
|Benro HD3A 3 Way Pan/Tilt Head||26.4 lbs.||$135.00|
|Benro HD2 3 Way Pan/Tilt Head||17.6 lbs.||$110.00|
|Manfrotto XPRO 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head||17.6 Lbs.||$200|
|Manfrotto 808RC4 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head w/ 410PL Quick Release Plate||16.6||$220|
|Slik SH-737 3-Way||11 Lbs.||$75|
|Vanguard VEO 3+ 263AP Aluminum Tripod with VEO 2 PH-38 Pan Head||13 Lbs.||68″||30.5″||$200|
|Slik 700 DX legs with 700DX 3-Way Pan Head||12 lbs.||64.2″||27″||$180.00|
Prices and availability vary.