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Old Wednesday 21st August 2019, 16:32   #5
Alexis Powell
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All else being equal, the more sections the less rigid a tripod is expected to be, but design/materials/quality can more than compensate when making specific comparisons. I love the 4 section tripods from RRS. They maintain very large tube diameters in the bottom sections, and the joints are very rigid. In the "Long" models, the bottom section is needed only when the tripod is set extremely high, so they effectively operate as 3 section tripods in most use.

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