A good, fairly compact, high capacity and full featured video head and tripod is hard to come by without breaking the bank.
While hardly the cheapest on the market, the K7 head and TC9 legs from iFootage are also far from the most expensive; but they’re a very professional option with lots of convenient little perks built in.
Manfrotto compatible (& adjustable) drop in quick release plate – CHECK.
Flat base for use on sliders etc – CHECK
Adjustable (5 step) counterbalance + stepless drag adjustment – CHECK
High payload (7kg) – CHECK
Solid build quality (all metal) – CHECK
Large range of height adjustment for tripod legs (20cm to 165cm) – CHECK
Quick release Fastbowl design you didn’t know you needed but you do – CHECK
…and a whole lot more.
Each under $400, it will be hard to find many options that compete with this killer pair. I’m not saying that they don’t exist… but the K7/TC9 check off nearly all my personal needs and come from a company I know and trust.
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