Tripod List

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.

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.

Tripod Legs

Load Cap.

Max Height

   Folded Length

 Price +/-

Benro TAD18A 17.6 Lbs.56.5”19.3”$110
Benro TMA27A26.5 Lbs.63.624.6$160
Benro TMA28A30.9 Lbs.61.2”20.7”$170
Benro TMA37AL35.3 Lbs.70.5”26.8”$190
Benro TMA38CL35.3 Lbs.69.7”23.2”$425
Induro CLT303L 44.1 Lbs 70.7″ 27″$450.
Induro CLT304L 44.1 Lbs 69.3″ 23.2$525.
Gitzo GT2542 Mountaineer 39.7 65.7″ 22″$820.
Manfrotto MT190X315.4 Lbs.63”23.2”$180
Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum19.8 Lbs.66.9”24”$230
 Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Carbon Fiber19.8 Lbs  66.9 24″$500
Sirui W-1004 Waterproof Aluminum33.1 Lbs.65”19.3”$160
Sirui W-1204 Waterproof Carbon Fiber33.1 Lbs.65”19.3”$300
Sirui W-2004 Waterproof Aluminum39.7 Lbs.70.9”20.5”$185
Sirui W-2204 Waterproof Carbon Fiber
39.7 Lbs. 70.9” 20.5”$330

Tripod Heads

Benro HD2A 3 Way Pan/Tilt Head17.6 lbs.$110.00
Benro HD3A 3 Way Pan/Tilt Head26.4 lbs.$130.00
Benro HD2 3 Way Pan/Tilt Head17.6 lbs.$100.00
Manfrotto MHXPRO-3W 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head17.6 Lbs.  $170
Manfrotto 808RC4 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head w/ RC4 Quick Release16.6  $160
Induro PHQ1 3-Way Panhead25.3 Lbs.  $249.95
Complete Kit
Slik 580 DX legs with SH-806E 3-Way Pan Head12 lbs.64.2″27″$180.00

Prices and availability vary.

REV. 7/28/20

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