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    Question Need help with Tripods

    Hi guys, first post in CS!

    I've been considering getting a tripod to take Macro shots, night shots and try out light painting. I sort of know what I'm looking for, but I need some help with the terms used in Tripods.
    1. Some 3 legs open up together, some can be moved individually. At really awkward angles. What is this feature called? I read about it somewhere some time ago. Is it "non-geared legs" or something like that?
    2. I need something with a removable center piece so that I can place my camera close to to the ground. Again, what is this feature called?
    3. If anyone would be so kind to suggest a particular model that suits my needs. This will make my search faster as defending the nation leaves me very little time in front of the computer.

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Need help with Tripods

    Have a look at this forum thread: http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/other...ipod-head.html
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    Thank you!

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    Any suggestions of models of "Tripod with centre column that can be mounted horizontally"?
    Other than the pricey manfrotto CF ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by river811 View Post
    Any suggestions of models of "Tripod with centre column that can be mounted horizontally"?
    Other than the pricey manfrotto CF ones.
    Manfrotto CF series are not really pricey. Gitzo equivalent easily cost you over $1k.

    Drop by TK Photo at Funan, they carry various tripods like Sirui. You might be able to get one that fits your need.
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    Default Re: Need help with Tripods

    try the gitzo explorer
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
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    Quote Originally Posted by river811 View Post
    Any suggestions of models of "Tripod with centre column that can be mounted horizontally"?
    Other than the pricey manfrotto CF ones.
    Benro tripod

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    For the price, you can contact Benphoto.

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/benph...s-up-sale.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by river811 View Post
    Any suggestions of models of "Tripod with centre column that can be mounted horizontally"?
    Other than the pricey manfrotto CF ones.
    The cheapest ones with this feature is the Manfrotto 190xprob. The aluminium ones. I used one for a couple of years. Very rock solid tripod.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ed9119
    try the gitzo explorer
    Haha if he think manfrotto CF ones are expensive, I think he will faint when he see the Gitzo explorer series

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    The cheapest ones with this feature is the Manfrotto 190xprob. The aluminium ones. I used one for a couple of years. Very rock solid tripod.
    i agree with this!

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    thanks for all replies!
    if you guys see another NSF fainting casualty, high chance its because i checked out the gitzo price. hahah.

    edit: the typos. lol
    Last edited by river811; 28th March 2012 at 02:04 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by river811 View Post
    thanks for all replies!
    if you guys see another NSF fainting casualty, got chance is cause i checked out the gitzmo price. hahah.
    Gitzmo tripod shouldn't be too expensive (I'm just guessing here)...

    I'm assuming this is a rip-off of the original Gitzo
    Exploring! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra

    Gitzmo tripod shouldn't be too expensive (I'm just guessing here)...

    I'm assuming this is a rip-off of the original Gitzo
    lol.. ZCA, Gitzmo is the MIC version..
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    Gitzmo tripod shouldn't be too expensive (I'm just guessing here)...

    I'm assuming this is a rip-off of the original Gitzo
    Got such brand, just that it's not 3 legged or anything you can imagine of http://www.gitzmo.com
    Last edited by Sgdevilzz; 28th March 2012 at 09:40 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sgdevilzz

    Got such brand, just that it's not 3 legged or anything you can imagine of http://www.gitzmo.com
    Oh my... that looks expensive. Probably more $$$ than Gitzo...
    No wonder will faint


    Ok ok this has gone way off course Liao.
    Exploring! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra

    Gitzmo tripod shouldn't be too expensive (I'm just guessing here)...

    I'm assuming this is a rip-off of the original Gitzo
    I bought a Gitzo at jurong point , having offer $206 ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by limmisha View Post
    I bought a Gitzo at jurong point , having offer $206 ...
    Are you sure? What's the model?

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    If you don't have a budget limit get Gitzo.

    If you want something very value for money, try Sirui.
    I am using 1, very stable and light~

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    1 china brand which is pretty good, - fotopro

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    Quote Originally Posted by limmisha View Post
    I bought a Gitzo at jurong point , having offer $206 ...
    jurong point where? I also need 1

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