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    I would consider Induro tripods with your budget (I didn't see the budget originally). I nearly bought the CT414 before getting the RRS. I have heard many good reports but haven't used them myself. As for the ballhead - don't skimp out. If you can stretch a RRS BH40 do it, otherwise I'm using the BH30 at the moment and it supports my 5D3 with 70-200 f/2.8L IS II really well. It's a surprisingly robust little ballhead.
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    Quote Originally Posted by btaylor View Post
    I'm using the BH30 at the moment and it supports my 5D3 with 70-200 f/2.8L IS II really well. It's a surprisingly robust little ballhead.
    +1. Although, I did find that the BH-30 settles a little (although it doesn't drift after that) with the 70-300L mounted via a body plate (I subsequently got the tripod ring for it). But with a more balanced load, it's fine (even with an extended 100-400L or 28-300L).

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    Quote Originally Posted by btaylor View Post
    I would consider Induro tripods with your budget (I didn't see the budget originally). I nearly bought the CT414 before getting the RRS. I have heard many good reports but haven't used them myself. As for the ballhead - don't skimp out. If you can stretch a RRS BH40 do it, otherwise I'm using the BH30 at the moment and it supports my 5D3 with 70-200 f/2.8L IS II really well. It's a surprisingly robust little ballhead.
    Just so happens that Induro tripods just went 25% off at Adorama.

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    Thank you all so much for all this information. I've been talking with andnowimbroke and think I am going to be buying the setup that he offered me. You've all been so much help though.

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