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for the head, have a look at the Beike Bk-45 gimbal Tripod Head. I've just bought one for use with my Canon 1Ds II and Sigma 120-330 F2.8. Much better (For this camera/lens combination) than my Manftotto pistol-grip ball head. OK - it's not a Wimberley but then it's only a fraction of the price. Will be good enough for you to determine if a gimbal head is ...


Your 7D Mark II plus Tamron 150-600mm lens weighs in at just under 7 pounds. Add a battery grip and a second battery and you're over 7 pounds. You must then factor in the use case and consider that the camera and lens will not be static, but in motion when tracking your subject. I would recommend that whatever tripod and head you choose be rated for at least ...


My cameras are lighter than yours (40D primary with a sigma 120-400) but birds in (high) flight and tripods rarely work together for me. This is partly because I'm too tall once the camera is tipped back. For low-flying birds (as well as perched/static birds) I find a single locking control essential. And it's important that you support the camera/lens as ...

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