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    Originally posted by binbeto
    will this setup creep when shooting portraits mode?
    Not for me, at least very slight, but more than acceptable.

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    Originally posted by DAMIENO
    definitely. you can upgrade the quick release system with arca-swiss type plates with the remaining cash.

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    what i meant was is the manfrotto 468 RC or issit 486 RC can fit the Gitzo ah?

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    Originally posted by plsoong
    what i meant was is the manfrotto 468 RC or issit 486 RC can fit the Gitzo ah?
    yes.. they are using the same "screw"

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    Thanx bebinto..

    found out the model ...its manfrotto 468RC


    here are 3 choices:-
    1) Manfrotto 468RC
    2) gitzo1127 rationelle (panning)
    3) FOBA mini superball

    which one will u guys choose and y?

    stand is gitzo 1128



    please advice leh

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    Originally posted by plsoong
    Thanx bebinto..

    found out the model ...its manfrotto 468RC


    here are 3 choices:-
    1) Manfrotto 468RC
    2) gitzo1127 rationelle (panning)
    3) FOBA mini superball

    which one will u guys choose and y?

    stand is gitzo 1128



    please advice leh
    Gitzo 1127 is the tripod stand.. same as 1128 but got 3 section leg instead of 4

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    dudes,
    me not very good at this but after reading this thread, me got 1 question....

    u mean the ball head and the tripod body are sold separately?
    coz u guys really talk like so...

    ckiang, can tell me the exact model/setup of yours? me looking for something around ~200 and yours sound good...

    thanks all...
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    Originally posted by EiRiK
    dudes,
    me not very good at this but after reading this thread, me got 1 question....

    u mean the ball head and the tripod body are sold separately?
    coz u guys really talk like so...

    ckiang, can tell me the exact model/setup of yours? me looking for something around ~200 and yours sound good...

    thanks all...
    yap..

    Each sold separately..
    * Battery not included*

    There is some model that came as a unit though.. mainly is silk model

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    hey man,why not manfrotto 308RC??got a bigger ball mah,better locking also.

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    but how much woh?

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    Default try the foba superball m1

    hi,

    i am using the foba with a 1128.

    very nice and light head...and VERY tight when locked.

    fren of mone got a velbon (something - forgot model) from his HK trip...its even lighter.

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    if u dun mind the size and weight, u might want to try out Slik Pro 800. Tested on F80+MB16+SB28+Sigma 50~500. Nice and stable. Btw, I'm using Manfrotto 055 tripod.

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    Manfrotto 468RC2 quite a good ballhead. Tested Gitzo G1172L on Nikon F100/D100 with 80-200 mm, 80-400mm VR and Sigma 50-500mm and it's handle quite steady. It not very expensive too.

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    Manfrotto 468RC2 quite a good ballhead. Tested Gitzo G1172L on Nikon F100/D100 with 80-200 mm, 80-400mm VR and Sigma 50-500mm and it's handle quite steady. It not very expensive too.
    Just wondering how much is 468RC2?

    Is it the same as 486RC2? which cost around $80.

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    468RC2 costs more than $250 if I'm not wrong. It's several times bigger than the 486.
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    Rite. Thanks for your info!

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    Sorry, my mistake. It 's Manfrotto 484RC2 S$80.00.

    Originally posted by taker
    Just wondering how much is 468RC2?

    Is it the same as 486RC2? which cost around $80.

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    Originally posted by Viewfinder
    if u dun mind the size and weight, u might want to try out Slik Pro 800. Tested on F80+MB16+SB28+Sigma 50~500. Nice and stable. Btw, I'm using Manfrotto 055 tripod.

    err some corrections here... the ballhead will still creep if the camera is titled to 45 degrees to shoot the sky... under normal circumstances the ballhead will hold. this is probably as heavy as you will go unless u are using big zoom prime lens but then again if u could afford big zooms, what is an arca swiss

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    Go to CP at peninsular. In the tripod shop there is a gentleman called Christopher Wong. He is very friendly and insightful. He is also a photographer not JUST a sales person in a camera shop.

    If you tell him your current equipment, future purchases and budget, I'm sure he would be able to recommend a good combination of ball head and tripod.

    As for scrimping on the ballhead i don't think that it is a wise decision. I believe most photographers would tell you that a cheaper but sturdy tripod and a good ball head is a much investment than a great and expensive tripod and a average or cheap ball head.

    Guys correct me if I'm wrong here.
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    I do not know how well you know him, but if you going to ask Christopher which ballhead he will buy and he will give you the ARCA-SWISS. And let him explained to you the reason.


    Originally posted by PaulSeow
    Go to CP at peninsular. In the tripod shop there is a gentleman called Christopher Wong. He is very friendly and insightful. He is also a photographer not JUST a sales person in a camera shop.

    If you tell him your current equipment, future purchases and budget, I'm sure he would be able to recommend a good combination of ball head and tripod.

    As for scrimping on the ballhead i don't think that it is a wise decision. I believe most photographers would tell you that a cheaper but sturdy tripod and a good ball head is a much investment than a great and expensive tripod and a average or cheap ball head.

    Guys correct me if I'm wrong here.

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    Originally posted by EiRiK
    dudes,
    me not very good at this but after reading this thread, me got 1 question....

    u mean the ball head and the tripod body are sold separately?
    coz u guys really talk like so...

    ckiang, can tell me the exact model/setup of yours? me looking for something around ~200 and yours sound good...

    thanks all...
    I am using Manfrotto 190 Pro B + 352RC head. Slightly over $200.

    Regards
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