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    Quote Originally Posted by justsochubby View Post
    My budget is between $150-$250. I am still considering the 2nd hand tripod T2205 + K10 head which is priced at $300. I checked yesterday, the salesman quote me $360 as he gave me $8 discount if I buy now. Sth like CNY special.
    What do you think about the T2205? Do you like the size, weight, height, etc?
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    Quote Originally Posted by justsochubby View Post
    The tripod is 4 months, condition should be quite good, with warranty and receipt still inplaced. Bro/sis do you think it is a good deal.
    It is just a S$60 difference... if I were you... I would go for a new one. Anyway, before buying anything... please go down to the shop and test out the tripod... see if you like it or not... many time it is the little thing that make you whether you want to use the tripod or not... things like the feel of the the height, the weigh, the stability... down to the feel of the knobs, the look of the tripod.... and even the bag that came with it. No point getting one that seemed cheap, but in the end, you hated it so much, you wouldn't bring it out to use... or feeling regrets after getting the tripod and ballhead.

    Might as well, look at all options, even the more expensive ones.
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    Quote Originally Posted by justsochubby
    Happy Chinese new year to everyone. I have done my research and even went down to try out the tripods. I am pondering over the SIRUI T2205X with K10 and Manfrotto 190XProB + Manfrotto 322RC2. Guys please advise me, I am facing difficulty deciding which to buy. I just need a light and sturdy tripod which I can bring around to take landscape pictures, fireworks and sun set.
    Are u sure Manfrotto is as light as SIRUI??!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by justsochubby
    yes! I like the weight of the SIRUI tripod, but I have concerns over the thin legs. It looks like very fragile to me, will it be very shaky? The manfrotto one will be much more sturdy and much more expensive.
    One tip I can give you about the legs

    Don't buy tripod with 5 section legs. Buy with 4 sections legs.

    4 section legs are thicker and lesser sections mean more stability

    So do u know the SIRUI tripod, that u are looking at, has 4 or 5 sections

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    Quote Originally Posted by donut88

    One tip I can give you about the legs

    Don't buy tripod with 5 section legs. Buy with 4 sections legs.

    4 section legs are thicker and lesser sections mean more stability

    So do u know the SIRUI tripod, that u are looking at, has 4 or 5 sections
    Since the name is 2205 it means that there are 5 sections. Even though 4 section tripods are more stable, 5 section tripods are more compact. It all depends on what the user needs

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    Quote Originally Posted by justsochubby View Post
    The tripod is 4 months, condition should be quite good, with warranty and receipt still inplaced. Bro/sis do you think it is a good deal.
    In life, one makes their own decisions.

    It's up to you, everyone has different tolerances... But if you must know, I would pay $60 more for a new one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justsochubby View Post
    The tripod is 4 months, condition should be quite good, with warranty and receipt still inplaced. Bro/sis do you think it is a good deal.
    alot of things can happen during this 4 months.

    if the original owner is like me only a weekend shooter (i dun use it every weekend), then maybe its a good deal but if this is a regular user, he can trash the tripod easily within 4 months.

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    For $60, just can save a lot of throble, can have some peace of mind, can get ask philips teach you have to use tripod, can sayang new tripod.

    Why don't just pay extra $60?
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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    You are talking about Cathay, right?
    yes, the discount code written on my face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    yes, the discount code written on my face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    yes, the discount code written on my face.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    What do you think about the T2205? Do you like the size, weight, height, etc?
    I like the size, weight, and height. I don't like the 5 sections, cos it is quite troublesome when you extend out. I would prefer the 4 section instead cos it is more stable and easier to extend out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by donut88 View Post
    Are u sure Manfrotto is as light as SIRUI??!!!
    Manfrotto is damn heavy, if you swing, you can kill someone with it sia.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    yes, the discount code written on my face.
    Wahhhh. where? Cathay or TK? Accompany me leh. I wanna buy SIRUI tripod!

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    Quote Originally Posted by justsochubby View Post
    I like the size, weight, and height. I don't like the 5 sections, cos it is quite troublesome when you extend out. I would prefer the 4 section instead cos it is more stable and easier to extend out.
    thought so
    If you don't need the reverse folding for travel, I think the R2204 is cheaper? It's still pretty small anyway.
    Exploring! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by justsochubby View Post
    I like the size, weight, and height. I don't like the 5 sections, cos it is quite troublesome when you extend out. I would prefer the 4 section instead cos it is more stable and easier to extend out.
    It won't be that troublesome actually, cos if your hands are big enough, a 1/2 twist can release all sections at the same time when extending.
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    Default Re: Need advise before I purchase my tripod.

    HI there,
    i am also having a headache over a tripod ,
    i went to funan digital mall to check out the famous " Sirui" tripod there are so many of them ranging from 100-400++ (i was like OMG?)sry i am newbie
    i am actually looking for a mulitpurpose tripod which allow me to bring oversea , light weight + steady type.

    my camera is not heavy also 600d+135mm should be consider light right?

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    Quote Originally Posted by voice123 View Post
    HI there,
    i am also having a headache over a tripod ,
    i went to funan digital mall to check out the famous " Sirui" tripod there are so many of them ranging from 100-400++ (i was like OMG?)sry i am newbie
    i am actually looking for a mulitpurpose tripod which allow me to bring oversea , light weight + steady type.

    my camera is not heavy also 600d+135mm should be consider light right?
    If you are looking for tripod in use during travelling, check out the T series. e.g. T1004X or T1204X. Those starting with 10 means aluminium, and 12 is Carbon Fiber (CF). CF tripods are usually lighter than aluminium and for that you will pay more for it. There are other features to CF but, I'll leave it for you to read up on if you are interested.
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    Not really tough to make a choice.Narrow yr selection to e Tx series as mentioned n test them physically with yr cam gear.I m gg oso to get one tripod but will be eyeing e R series due to budget constraint.

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    Quote Originally Posted by voice123 View Post
    ... also having a headache over a tripod ... check out the famous " Sirui" tripod...so many of them ranging from 100-400++...
    looking for a mulitpurpose tripod...light weight + steady type.
    Three considerations for every tripod being considered by anyone including newbie. You can only have two of the three considerations. The three considerations are weight (or being light), steady (or able to hold the camera in various weather and terrain) and finally cost (or price paid for the tripod). We must a choice of the two considerations we want and bear the brunt of the one consideration that we "discarded".

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