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    Default Why Magnesium Fibre Tripod ?

    Hi,

    Intent to buy a Manfrotto tripod. A friend of mine told me to get a light tripod like the Mag Fiber from Manfrotto.

    Upon checking the tripod, notice that Mag Fiber tripods are more expensive and can take less weight as compared to the "regular" tripod.

    Question:

    1. Why would anyone want to buy a Mag Fiber tripod besides it is lighter to carry around?

    My thought is that besides being more expensive, it can take less weight and I need to carry other stuff to weight it down if my equipment is heavy.

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    Default Re: Why Magnesium Fibre Tripod ?

    Quote Originally Posted by koayst View Post
    Hi,

    Intent to buy a Manfrotto tripod. A friend of mine told me to get a light tripod like the Mag Fiber from Manfrotto.

    Upon checking the tripod, notice that Mag Fiber tripods are more expensive and can take less weight as compared to the "regular" tripod.

    Question:

    1. Why would anyone want to buy a Mag Fiber tripod besides it is lighter to carry around?

    My thought is that besides being more expensive, it can take less weight and I need to carry other stuff to weight it down if my equipment is heavy.
    imho, mag fibre tripod ain't really lighter than an aluminum tripod, but it is able to take slightly more load.

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    Default Re: Why Magnesium Fibre Tripod ?

    Dude...

    please post in the correct sub-forum. This tripod query does not involve Nikon at all.

    Magnesium fibre tripods are lighter than the equivalent in the aluminium types. This weight difference is very important for ladies as well as those who are travelling over distances (e.g. trekkers who need a good stable set without so much weight.)

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    Default Re: Why Magnesium Fibre Tripod ?

    I feel the Magfiber line is priced way too high.
    It costs much more than the regular 055 /190 series and is only marginally lighter.

    I am currently using feisol, very decent tripods. U can order straight fr taiwan, cheaper than getting them here. ordered 2x so far, no probs...other than getting charged gst..haha!

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    Default Re: Why Magnesium Fibre Tripod ?

    Quote Originally Posted by zac08 View Post
    Dude...

    please post in the correct sub-forum. This tripod query does not involve Nikon at all.

    Magnesium fibre tripods are lighter than the equivalent in the aluminium types. This weight difference is very important for ladies as well as those who are travelling over distances (e.g. trekkers who need a good stable set without so much weight.)
    Which sub-forum is appropriate for this ?

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    Default Re: Why Magnesium Fibre Tripod ?

    Quote Originally Posted by koayst View Post
    Which sub-forum is appropriate for this ?
    General, Reviews, Tech Talk

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    Default Re: Why Magnesium Fibre Tripod ?

    Quote Originally Posted by koayst View Post
    Which sub-forum is appropriate for this ?
    Certainly not this

    Quote Originally Posted by koayst View Post
    Hi,

    Intent to buy a Manfrotto tripod. A friend of mine told me to get a light tripod like the Mag Fiber from Manfrotto.
    If you can spell Manfrotto, yet why post in Nikon?
    Last edited by chngpe01; 9th January 2007 at 11:25 PM.

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    Default Re: Why Magnesium Fibre Tripod ?

    this is Nikon?

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    Default Re: Why Magnesium Fibre Tripod ?

    Quote Originally Posted by seanlim View Post
    this is Nikon?
    Thread was moved from Nikon to here any issues? suggest you read the entire thread first !
    Last edited by chngpe01; 9th January 2007 at 11:30 PM.

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