If you're interested, Cathay still has a couple of them I guess.
Using the PPCP pro v2, not too heavy to carry around, yet good enough size to be stable. $145 at MS Color now.
Nikanon D3FXMarkIIIDS-1H with 5000mm f/128 & 0.500mm Macro f/0.4 & 0.70-2000mm f/256
most of us the newbies, have zero experience with wooden tripods (we dun even see them). our impression is that they are heavy and difficult to use, but provide good dampening effect. but well, we got to learn more....
2. I don't have time for articles, I recommend you to read up these treasures http://www.riestripod.com/
3. I had bought mine cheap which was made in China. Cathay should still have them.
4. Some Pics from a reputable wooden tripod maker:
Last edited by eyes; 26th May 2007 at 04:42 PM.
Was scouting around for the lightest possible setup with a reasonable max load and dat setup was the lightest I came across. Its the price I have to pay for wanting something to be slightly lighter.. same goes for lens, some ppl pay alot more for something slightly sharper.. wat to do? that's the way it is in this many other hobbies..
for ur setup of D50 with kit lens or 50mm or 55-200mm VR and SB600, it is really a very light setup that is =< 2kg.
For this u can just use those normal plastic/aluminium tripod available everywhere. in fact there is the nikon brand tripod that can easily carry ur stuffs. (arnd 1kg+ with head)
the nikon tripod even has a hook for u to hook ur bag to further stabilize the tripod.
if going overseas/ travel, even a manfrotto 190prob is an overkill for walking long long long distances.
i dumped my 190prob at home and used the nikon plastic tripod and it lasted me ultra well throughout my 10 days overseas trip.. D70s + sb800 + D40 kit lens.
oh and did i mention that my baggage allowance was 20kg and my luggage was 19kg+, if i bring a manfrotto and check in, i will be dead.
09 Oct 09 officially marks the date I become a canon convert.
Price not necessary = performance. A NOS + supercharged Toyota Vios outruns a Mitsubitshi Evolution series in any drag race on any day.
And for that, which bright (expensive) zoom lenses has beaten a good prime not to mention the average 5x cost.
Take it easy, it's not my intention to make anyone feeling swindled, but the marketing hype nowadays....
Last edited by eyes; 26th May 2007 at 07:30 PM.
a zoom should be compared to another zoom with similar range and features.
of cos, if the wooden tripods you recommended can match the current models with the same ease of use, weight, features, connectibility, and steadiness, at that price, it is definitely worthwhile. even if it doesn't match to the same extent, if it is fairly good, still a good buy. however, the reis tripod you show is at > US$500....
Hope this helps.
anyway the ultimate aim is to have an amiable forum where people can participate and learn from people who are willing to share.