Free Shipping on ALL Products
camera reviewsbest cameraslens reviewsphotography tipscamera forumvideo toursphotography bookssupport me
It is currently Thu Aug 28, 2014 3:23 am

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Sat Jan 08, 2011 4:10 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Apr 14, 2008 12:55 pm
Posts: 156
Location: UK
I am looking for a lightweight but sturdy tripod at fairly low expense. I have seen the Slik 340 and it seems to fit the bill. However the Jessops Major also seems good. Both get some criticism in reviews. The Slik has criticism of the leg locking clips which are apparently a bit weak. The Jessops is apparently not that light for a carbon fibre tripod and is longer than the Slik when collapsed.

I would be using a Canon 40D with a Canon 70-200 f/4L IS lens as a maximum weight. The Slik is meant to take a load of 5Kgs but there are some comments that it is reaching its limit at around 4Kgs. Should still not be a problem for a Canon 40D and 70-200 lens combination though?

_________________
Canon 40D, EF-S 17-85mm IS USM, EF 70-300 IS USM, EF 50mm f/1.4, EF-S 10-22mm.
Canon 6D, EF 24-105 f/4L IS USM, EF 70-200 f/4L IS USM, Speedlite 430EX II.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sun Jan 09, 2011 1:42 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Sun Feb 15, 2009 12:59 pm
Posts: 6009
Location: The Netherlands
I wouldn't really trust the Jessops. 80 quid just is VERY cheap for a CF tripod. I got my CF tripod (Hama Omega II) for 200 euros, and I thought THAT was already very cheap.

Also, I truly dislike those 3-way heads. Ballheads are much better (imho).

_________________
I take pictures so quickly, my highschool was "Continuous High".


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 2 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

All words, images, videos and layout, copyright 2005-2012 Gordon Laing. May not be used without permission.
/ How we test / Best Cameras / Advertising / Camera reviews / Supporting Camera Labs

Webdesign by Alphabase IT
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group