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    Hi all,
    I have been using a Manfrotto tripod for the past year and sometimes find that the weight (around 2kg) is too much for me to bear, especially when I bring it overseas. As such, I need your advice now that I am looking for a lightweight tripod.
    The tripod must be at least able to withstand 2.5kg (10D w/grip + Tamron 180mm) and I have a budget of around $300.
    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Damien
    Hi all,
    I have been using a Manfrotto tripod for the past year and sometimes find that the weight (around 2kg) is too much for me to bear, especially when I bring it overseas. As such, I need your advice now that I am looking for a lightweight tripod.
    The tripod must be at least able to withstand 2.5kg (10D w/grip + Tamron 180mm) and I have a budget of around $300.
    Thanks.
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    Ai ya, didn't see the budget... It sounds like you have the Manfrotto 190ProB?

    Look at SLIK? Some SLIK tripod owners may give you some help!

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    since he have 300 to spare... i think mayb a CF giottos (if CP have) or CF gitzo (if got extra budget to spare)
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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    since he have 300 to spare... i think mayb a CF giottos (if CP have) or CF gitzo (if got extra budget to spare)
    CF giottos is heavy. 2.5 kg. due to the full metal centerpiece
    sigh.

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    Get the SLIK 330DX just bought it not long ago, only about $130 at Cathay Photo!!! Comes with pan head, u can always change to a ball head if u like.
    http://www.thkphoto.com/products/slik/slik-pro-03.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by gryphon
    Get the SLIK 330DX just bought it not long ago, only about $130 at Cathay Photo!!! Comes with pan head, u can always change to a ball head if u like.
    http://www.thkphoto.com/products/slik/slik-pro-03.html
    totally agree
    I just bought it at 120
    only1.6kg

    Love it with the soft grip !!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    since he have 300 to spare... i think mayb a CF giottos (if CP have) or CF gitzo (if got extra budget to spare)
    Any idea how much the gitzo cost and where can I find them??
    I dun mind upping my budget for a lifetime investment, but I would like to be rationale too...

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    CF gitzo cost between $600+ to $800+ for the smaller series..

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    Any ideal what's the lightest tripod around ..

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    Is the Pro 330DX with a quick release? Can i change the head to a quick release and for how much ?> tHanks!!...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Miao
    Any ideal what's the lightest tripod around ..
    The Gitzo CF 0 Series, i.e. 1027 (3 section) and 1028 (4 section). I think the 1027 is 800-900 grams. The 1026 aluminium tripod might also fit the bill (only slightly heavier then the CFs above). I think the 1027 went for something like $395. Extended, the tripods would only come up to waist level.

    chgoh @ 8:12pm, 08 Dec 2004

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    Quote Originally Posted by locksley
    totally agree
    I just bought it at 120
    only1.6kg

    Love it with the soft grip !!
    Hi, just to check does yours come with carrying bag?

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