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    hi,

    i am looking for a tripod
    that is relatively light...
    and flexible for most cameras to be mounted on
    coz thinking of upgrading to DSLR from my current digicam in the near future...

    thanx for any advice

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    Default Re: Tripod queries

    Originally posted by chronos
    hi,

    i am looking for a tripod
    that is relatively light...
    and flexible for most cameras to be mounted on
    coz thinking of upgrading to DSLR from my current digicam in the near future...

    thanx for any advice
    I dunno what's your idea of "relatively light", but I'd recommend a Manfrotto 190 Pro or 190D. ~1.5kg excluding the head. It will be more than enough for your future DSLR (unless you are also thinking of using superteles like a 600/4 ).

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    where would be a good place to get that?
    how's the mkt price like?
    thanx

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    Originally posted by chronos
    where would be a good place to get that?
    how's the mkt price like?
    thanx
    Try Cathay Photo and Alan Photo. It's around $155 for the Pro version, less for the D version at CP. The difference is that the Pro version lets you mount the centre column horizontally.

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    Originally posted by ckiang


    Try Cathay Photo and Alan Photo. It's around $155 for the Pro version, less for the D version at CP. The difference is that the Pro version lets you mount the centre column horizontally.

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    thanx ckiang
    shld i wait till the SEED on wed to get more advice from the pros
    before proceeding with the purchase?
    appreciate the prompt help
    btw, does the tripod have the spirit leveller?

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    I think you can't go wrong with the 190. Comes in black and chrome version. I believe the 190 Pro does come with a spirit leveller.

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    terima kaseh-ne kit-san and cksiang-san
    going to take some grad photos around town and kallang area at night
    so thinking of getting a gd tripod once and for all...
    guess my bro left that out when he bought the digicam

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    What's your height? I find the 190 rather short, and I'm 1.7m.

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    Originally posted by YSLee
    What's your height? I find the 190 rather short, and I'm 1.7m.
    moi is agar 1.77
    too short eh??....
    hmmm mebbe i go pop down and have a feel
    can wait till wed i pop down for the SEED and seek some professional views before purchase oso can
    thanx

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    Originally posted by chronos


    moi is agar 1.77
    too short eh??....
    hmmm mebbe i go pop down and have a feel
    can wait till wed i pop down for the SEED and seek some professional views before purchase oso can
    thanx
    Try the 055pro. It sould be enough for you.

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    Maybe u can try the Slik Able 300 DX. Available at AP for $110. Was recommended to me by CP as an cheaper alternative for the Manfrotto 190. Can support up to 3 kg of load. Comes with its own ball head. But ball head can be changed to Manfrotto 352 or 308 if u want. Very satisfied with it. No complaints.

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