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    Thanks for that very helpful reply Colin, I think I might visit a camera shop and take my outfit and try what they have to offer and what I like the feel of and will get back to you. I go into hospital on Monday for a bit of keyhole surgery, so once fully fit I'll go do some shopping.
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    Also worth looking at Sirui tripods.

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    They look good John, the pro ex range in particular, but pricey for me, the Manfroto above fits the bill tripod wise.
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    Just to chuck another option in to the mix. This manufacturers products my be worth a look at:-

    https://www.3leggedthing.com/about-us

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    Quote Originally Posted by ST-EOS View Post
    Just to chuck another option in to the mix. This manufacturers products my be worth a look at:-

    https://www.3leggedthing.com/about-us
    Hmmm ............... initial thoughts? Impressive. Appears to be high quality, very versatile and made in England (in a chicken shed!). Not cheap, but does include a head, which makes the costs more viable.

    Downside? Stupid names and head banging music, but a quick "Mute" on my computer solved the music problem.

    Not that I am in the market for a new tripod, but I would like to see some independent reviews before parting with a large bag of pennies.
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    The heads are doing my head in...………………………. why so over complicated? As a lot of the large lenses have the facility to rotate in their collar, why is there few options for a 2 way head, I don't really want 3
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    If you are looking for a head purely for your 500 f4.5, I would not consider a ball head. Colin's suggestion on the Manfrotto MVH502AH is a decent choice. A gimbal head is worth considering, but cheap ones just don't cut the mustard in my experience.

    https://www.amazon.co.uk/Benro-GH2-G...ds=gimbal+head

    It is a tricky subject, and only by trying a few different ones can you find which suit you best.

    ...and good luck tomorrow......
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    The heads are doing my head in...………………………. why so over complicated?
    Go to your pro camera shop mid week; a very rainy Wednesday works best. No customers and the staff are bored as hell. Then you have their full attention and a shop full of tripods and heads to play with. Take all day, they won't mind, they have nothing else to do on a slow day.
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    Thanks Lez for the good wishes and thanks Colin, we are lacking a decent camera shop round here even in Edinburgh the choices are not great, Aberdeen only seems to have a small Jessops and Dundee and Perth have even less choice. As I will be out of action for a few weeks, I will have to bide my time for now. I can order the tripod whenever, it's now just finding the right head for me(well for the right tripod, my heads all over the place).
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    If you are looking at gimbal heads. Have a look at Lensmaster. Made in the UK with good customer support and priced reasonably.

    I agree there is no simple answer. A gimbal will work for long lenses but is restrictive if you want to use wide angle as well. Meaning you may have to carry a separate head with you

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