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Hi, I recently picked up the Gitzo Explorer aluminum G2220 and hands down believe it is a great tripod, however my focus is macro. If I ever upgrade from the Nikkor 105mm to the 200mm will these legs still work? If I should just go bigger now what should I get? Please keep in mind that I generally have this rig pointed at the ground and using the Explorer's column tilted and rotated greater than 90%. I don't have any clue as to what sort of tripod macro photographers use, any clue you can offer is way better than the ...

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    Hi, I recently picked up the Gitzo Explorer aluminum G2220 and hands
    down believe it is a great tripod, however my focus is macro. If I ever
    upgrade from the Nikkor 105mm to the 200mm will these legs still work?

    If I should just go bigger now what should I get? Please keep in mind
    that I generally have this rig pointed at the ground and using the
    Explorer's column tilted and rotated greater than 90%.

    I don't have any clue as to what sort of tripod macro photographers
    use, any clue you can offer is way better than the one I have now.
    Thanks,
    Avery

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    Excuse top posting, try the Manfrotto 190PRO, you can mount the center
    column horizontal, great for macro

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    I saw a guy working with a rig that looked like an enlarger (mount is for
    the camera) surrounded by a translucent light tent. I think it's just
    called a copy stand.


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    On Fri, 21 Jan 2005 21:33:37 -0700, "Sheldon"
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    Yes my enlarger can be used as a copy stand by removing the dichronic
    head and using a tripod socket adapter.

    Ron

    Ron Lacey
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    Avery wrote
     

    The Explorer is very good for outdoor situations where you want to get
    the camera right down to ground level, or set up on uneven ground. If
    you mostly point the lens vertically at the ground it may be worth
    finding or devising some sort of copy stand which you can use outdoors.
    I've not tried a 200mm macro, it may need a counterweight of some sort
    if you use it with the Explorer.

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    Hil
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