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    tripod for toyo 45AII

    what tripod is dependable for the toyo 45AII?
    something that is very portable, but still sturdy, stable for windy conditions~
    thank you in advance for your suggestions~!

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    Re: tripod for toyo 45AII

    Gitzo G1348 without the center column (you don't need it).

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    Re: tripod for toyo 45AII

    I love the Ries tripods. Wood damps vibration very well.

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    Re: tripod for toyo 45AII

    I have a Toyo 45A, and I'm using a Manfrotto 3021N (without centre column) and a 329 RC4 head. The legs are reasonably compact and light, and the geared, three-way head, with quick-release, is a pleasure to set up. Unfortunately, the price did make me inhale rather sharply...

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    Re: tripod for toyo 45AII

    I have the 45AX. Normally, I use it on a Gitzo Tele Studex, but that's a bit overkill. I also use a 1227 with an Arca B1. It works well in good conditions with 210mm lenses and shorter, but ideally something a little heavier, such as the G1348 suggested above, would be better. Using spiked feet when outside would help, as would hanging a weight so that it just touches the ground from the center column. I like Gitzo, but I'd also check out Feisol tripods.

    I have a 17 lbs wooden tripod. It great and very stable, but I wouldn't call it portable.
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    Re: tripod for toyo 45AII

    The Toyo Field cameras should work well with any of the 2 series or greater Gitzo's, CF or aluminum. Carbon fiber is wonderful, albeit expensive. With the hook, you can suspend a camera bag or other weight for added stability. Every time I look longingly at a Ries, my longing disappears when I pick it up. Ideally you'd not use the centerpost. When I had my Toyo 45A, I used a 3 series CF, no centerpost, with an Arca B1. That setup was quite solid.
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    Re: tripod for toyo 45AII

    Manfrotto aluminum for a budget.
    Berlebach with leveling base for durable, solid, option but bulkier
    Feisol is the best combination of lightness, portability, cost
    Gitzo if you have money to burn.

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    Re: tripod for toyo 45AII

    The best combination of price/weight/quality is a used TILTALL (made by Leitz) and usually listed on ebay. They weigh 6#, sell for somewhere under $100, and seem to last forever. Avoid the new ones made in China.
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    Re: tripod for toyo 45AII

    I have a Toyo 45AX and use the same legs and head as Don Wilkes: Manfrotto 3021 (with column) and the 329 RC4 head with QR. Excellent system, very stable.

    Hi Don, how are things on the Island? Hope you are enjoying the Toyo.

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    Re: tripod for toyo 45AII

    I have a Toyo 45A and use a Gitzo 1228 with Acratech ball head. Can't say that I have had many problems but I wish the combo was a bit taller at times. I do like carrying a CF tripod, though.

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