View Poll Results: Vote for value/better tripod

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  • Manfrotto 190Pro

    170 30.52%
  • Manfrotto 055Pro

    63 11.31%
  • Gitzo tripods

    156 28.01%
  • Non of the above

    168 30.16%
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Thread: Which tripod?

  1. #21

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    Originally posted by eadwine
    so what tripod would u recommend for a f707
    budget wise.....$100-$200
    Manfrotto 190

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    Originally posted by willyfoo


    Manfrotto 190
    got it!! think i will get it soon

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    Aiyah jus get the head lah ead...

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    If u are interested, CP is having sale on some gitzo tripod.

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    Originally posted by binbeto
    If u are interested, CP is having sale on some gitzo tripod.
    cheapest setup roughly how much?

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    Originally posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    cheapest setup roughly how much?
    I dun know..

    Seen some CF tripod selling for $500+

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    wah very ex...
    btw i am still wondering shld i invest in a 500+ kinda tripod as i am still a beginner.

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    Originally posted by Del_CtrlnoAlt
    cheapest setup roughly how much?
    last heard, the cheapest gitzo on offer was ard $320 (without head). Can't remember which model tho'

  9. #29

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    which tripod suit for 9Kg? Gitzo CF ? I am planning to buy CF tripod

  10. #30

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    You just cannot match Gitzo! I have 2 of them.. If find expensive, buy second hand lah!! Saw 2 at TCW yesterday!

  11. #31

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    just checked this week manfrotto 190 non-pro $104 at cathay,
    small head around $70

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    Originally posted by Kho King
    Buy once...buy Gitzo.
    Agree....

    camera support is one of the most important equipment but very often neglected. it's rather pointless to spend a lot on good lens, cameras, etc only to load it on flimsy support, resulting in hours of frustration and not to mention less-than-ideal pictures.

    get a good support. you can go down to CP and speak to Mr Christopher, who is most knowledgable about tripods.

    For 168cm height, a Gitzo series 1 or series 2 should be suitable. when using a tripod try not to extend the centre column, so perhaps the Manfrotto 190 is not that good. For the head, a Foba ballhead is pretty good value for money.

    Altogether the setup should cost around 800

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    Originally posted by kh_drew
    Agree.... when using a tripod try not to extend the centre column, so perhaps the Manfrotto 190 is not that good.
    Pardon to different on that point. For low angle shoot, I usually dismount the centre column off my Manfotto 190 and then mount my camera underbenath again.

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    Originally posted by klein
    just checked this week manfrotto 190 non-pro $104 at cathay,
    small head around $70
    Manfrotto 190 got "pro" and "non-pro" version?

    When buying tripod, also need to check whether the tripod can hold the camera at portrait postion. There is one clubsnapper (can't recallher name) who's manfrotto 190 cannot take her camera at protrait position and topple. So bringyour camera+heaviest lens down to the shop to try it first before buying.

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    what do you mean by portrait position... As far your Tripod and head is able to handle the load of camera/lens, it should be able to work for portraits as well..

    However I am not sure about about Pro190 when the central column is mounted laterally, Dun know whether it can balance with a heavy setup. Gitzo also have one tripod where the central column can be changed to laterally.. Dun about how they balance.. mabbe some gurus can throw some light

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    Originally posted by akdwivedi
    what do you mean by portrait position... As far your Tripod and head is able to handle the load of camera/lens, it should be able to work for portraits as well..

    Tripod capability is different when you mount your camera horizontal or vertical (tilted 90deg) on the head. Usually when mounting on "vertical" position, the tripod needs to be more sturdy.
    However I am not sure about about Pro190 when the central column is mounted laterally, Dun know whether it can balance with a heavy setup. Gitzo also have one tripod where the central column can be changed to laterally.. Dun about how they balance.. mabbe some gurus can throw some light
    wow... how to mount the central column "laterally"? Central column can only move up or down from the tripod frame.

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    Originally posted by Pegasus

    wow... how to mount the central column "laterally"? Central column can only move up or down from the tripod frame.
    Gitzo has a series that allows the centre column to be swing around. The construction is such that the centre column (if you'd call it 'centre' at all) is attached outside of the tripod legs, hence allowing a greater range of movement compared to what you find in most other tripods where the centre column just sort of moves up or down. This series is good for macro work and low camera angles without having to insert the centre column the other way round.

    andrew

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    Originally posted by Pegasus
    wow... how to mount the central column "laterally"? Central column can only move up or down from the tripod frame.
    The 190Pro has a detachable centre column that can be mounted horizontally.

    This is meant only for low angle work or overhead shots when the legs are spread out very wide so stability is not an issue in this case.

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    Originally posted by Zerstorer
    The 190Pro has a detachable centre column that can be mounted horizontally.
    Huh??? I'm using a Manfrotto Pro190 myself and I didn't know more this?!!
    Thanks, man, got to go home and try!

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    Originally posted by Zerstorer
    The 190Pro has a detachable centre column that can be mounted horizontally.

    This is meant only for low angle work or overhead shots when the legs are spread out very wide so stability is not an issue in this case.
    Hello, I still couldn't figure out how to mount the detachable centre column horizontally on my 190. Is there a special adaptor that I need to get to mount the colum horizontally? Care to show a setup photo? Thanks in advance.

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