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.

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.

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$170
Benro TMA28A30.9 Lbs.61.2”20.7”$180
Benro TMA37AL35.3 Lbs.70.5”26.8”$200
Benro TMA38CL35.3 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 MT190X315.4 Lbs.63”23.2”$180
Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Aluminum19.8 Lbs.66.9”24”$270
 Manfrotto MT055XPRO3 Carbon Fiber19.8 Lbs  66.9 24″$600
Sirui W-1004 Waterproof Aluminum33.1 Lbs.65”19.3”$190
Sirui ET-1204 Waterproof Carbon Fiber17.6 Lbs.65”19.3”$200
Sirui W-2004 Waterproof Aluminum39.7 Lbs.70.9”20.5”$250
Sirui W-2204 Waterproof Carbon Fiber
39.7 Lbs. 70.9” 20.5”$420

Tripod Heads

Benro HD2A 3 Way Pan/Tilt Head17.6 lbs.$110.00
Benro HD3A 3 Way Pan/Tilt Head26.4 lbs.$135.00
Benro HD2 3 Way Pan/Tilt Head17.6 lbs.$110.00
Manfrotto XPRO 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head17.6 Lbs.  $200
Manfrotto 808RC4 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head w/ 410PL Quick Release Plate16.6  $220
Slik SH-737 3-Way11 Lbs.  $75

Complete Kit
Vanguard VEO 3+ 263AP Aluminum Tripod with VEO 2 PH-38 Pan Head13 Lbs.68″30.5″$200
Slik 700 DX legs with 700DX 3-Way Pan Head12 lbs.64.2″27″$180.00

Prices and availability vary.

REV. 8/8/2022

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