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  • Gitzo

    228 13.85%
  • Manfrotto

    625 37.97%
  • Slik

    433 26.31%
  • Velbon

    76 4.62%
  • Benbo

    71 4.31%
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    13 0.79%
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    Default Re: What brand of tripod do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by C J GOH View Post
    Here's what I hate about tripods;

    >> when I bring one along, I find I don't need it or use it much
    >> when I DID NOT bring one along, I find I need it a lot

    Sometimes, for those occasions when I don't really need to bring one, I should get a cheap lightweight one & just carry along... the old Manfrotto is too heavy after a while... sometimes it topples over and hits my foot or worse... my friggin ankle!!!

    To me, it's a love hate relatioship with tripods...
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    I hate setting up tripod. Takes too bloody long....

    Have you tried a gorillapod? Think it can handle heavier setup? Expensive though....
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    NIKON,because freebies from my DSLR

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    Just bought a Benro A500 together with Manfrotto 488RC2 ballhead.

    I think this is good enough for my usage i.e. night shots, landscapes, macro. My camera equipment is not too heavy for this tripod.

    Also have an old Slik pan head which i also use for holding my flash unit for off-flash macro shots

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    hi all,
    i need help in choosing a tripod.

    ok, i've tried holding on the manfrotto 190B and the manfrotto 2 way panning ball head. Man! It is heavy DUDE! I dun think i can carry that with me all the time when i'm back-packing and walking for hrs on the street.

    So, i am looking for a tripod and ballhead that is light and can hold my canon 40D and 70-200mm IS L-lens. My budget is only max S$600 to S$700.

    Any recommendations pls?

    Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by charmingorion View Post
    hi all,
    i need help in choosing a tripod.

    ok, i've tried holding on the manfrotto 190B and the manfrotto 2 way panning ball head. Man! It is heavy DUDE! I dun think i can carry that with me all the time when i'm back-packing and walking for hrs on the street.

    So, i am looking for a tripod and ballhead that is light and can hold my canon 40D and 70-200mm IS L-lens. My budget is only max S$600 to S$700.

    Any recommendations pls?

    Thanks!
    Check out Benro carbon fibre tripods. I think it's probably the only brand which can meet your budget and weight constrains.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lsisaxon View Post
    Check out Benro carbon fibre tripods. I think it's probably the only brand which can meet your budget and weight constrains.
    hi,
    but i was told that Benro is from china and make is not so good as compared to manfrotto. I dun mean any racism of anything..so pls dun misunderstand....

    Maybe i'm wrong....maybe u can enlighten me?

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by charmingorion View Post
    hi,
    but i was told that Benro is from china and make is not so good as compared to manfrotto. I dun mean any racism of anything..so pls dun misunderstand....

    Maybe i'm wrong....maybe u can enlighten me?

    Thanks
    You're not wrong. You'd be just getting what you're paying for. Don't even think about Manfrotto or Gitzo CF pod for under $600. Heads not included yet. I got a Benro CF with head for under $500. Not as sturdy as a Gitzo or Manfrotto CF but good enough for that kind of price and weight. Just have to lower your expectations and things will be in the right perspective.
    Last edited by lsisaxon; 28th April 2008 at 05:06 PM.

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    hi guys
    any tripod small enough to be "wrap" over by the cover of a 7 million dollar home?

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    Quote Originally Posted by n0eln0el View Post
    hi guys
    any tripod small enough to be "wrap" over by the cover of a 7 million dollar home?
    Yes... but it won't be sturdy enough for a DSLR with a f2.8 lens.
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    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Yes... but it won't be sturdy enough for a DSLR with a f2.8 lens.
    managed to get Velbon Ultra Maxi L yesterday
    pretty stable for 450d with f2.8 lens
    height wise.. slightly on the short side though

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    Manfrotto Tripod
    RRS ballhead
    RRS L-plates

    Are there any tripods that level very easily?
    Like the Gitzo Leveling series, but more economically friendly

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    Tripods are never easily levelled, even with built in bubbles. The correct method is to level the camera with adjustments done to the tripod head.

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    hi try the gitzo GT0531 + manfrotto head 486RC2

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    Beside CP ... where can i get Manfrotto ... tks.

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    Default Re: What brand of tripod do you use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Atom KK View Post
    Beside CP ... where can i get Manfrotto ... tks.
    All of the recommended stores like TK, OP, MS, AP etc. sell Manfrotto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randius View Post
    All of the recommended stores like TK, OP, MS, AP etc. sell Manfrotto.
    Tks ...

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    manfrotto seems more stable and heavier than silk

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    Quote Originally Posted by lawrence90 View Post
    manfrotto seems more stable and heavier than silk
    Understand the tripod mentioned here are all high end ones. I am a beginner, so am not prepared to spend so much on it (cause I am poor too, lol). So is those carre four cheapo tripod good enough?

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    Some "Fancier" branded tripod. Not exactly the best or sturdiest thing but got it only at $100, sports a pretty decent ballhead, that soft / sponge thingy on the legs and also quick release clamp to go real low angle - I don't know the exact term but... yeah, you can bring this down real low, it's light and... bottom-line... does its job.

    Last edited by rendition; 17th May 2008 at 07:02 PM.

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    If you need sturdy support, the tripod is juat as, if not more important than your camera and lenses. If you can spend a considerable amount of money on camera and lenses, I don't see much point in buying chopsticks from Carrefour to support them. If you know your tripods, its more than just buying any 3 legged stand to hold your camera.

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