April 8, 2015 at 1:06PM
I am done with my Manfrotto and looking for a new tripod between $750-$1,500. Any suggestions?
I have had my Manfrotto tripod for four years now and when I was shooting with a Canon 60D it did a great job. Recently I finished filming my first feature length documentary and I came to hate my tripod. I had to retighten one of the legs every time we used it, the head couldn't hold the weight of a C100 and 70-200, or I wasn't able to do any smooth panning and following with it.
Now I am looking for a tripod that can hold a heavier load, has an good fluid head, and can transport (relatively) easily. Most importantly something that is going to last a while.
My budget is between $750 and $1,500. Obviously I would love to stay on the low end but I don't mind spending upwards of $1,500 if it is going to be a quality tripod. Do you have any good suggestions?