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  • Manfrotto 190Pro

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  • Gitzo tripods

    156 28.01%
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Thread: Which tripod?

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    there're different models for the 190 tripod.... some could mount horizontally, some can't.

    a pic below shows the positioning of the centre column:
    http://db.manfrotto.com/product/temp...d=2&itemid=768
    Last edited by mpenza; 30th June 2003 at 09:21 AM.
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    Originally posted by Pegasus
    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.
    If yours is indeed the 190Pro, then all you have to do is to:

    1)Unscrew the bottom end of the centre column
    2)Loosen the centre column clamp totally
    3)Remove centre column
    4)Examine the centre column mount, note that there is a gap/hole at the side which allows the centre column to slide in, just like it does vertically.
    5)Insert the centre column horizontally
    6)Tighten.

    Don't have pics to show as my digicam not available for now, but these are illustrated clearly in the instructions of the 190Pro if you still have them.

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    Originally posted by mpenza
    there're different models for the 190 tripod.... some could mount horizontally, some can't.

    a pic below shows the positioning of the centre column:
    http://db.manfrotto.com/product/temp...d=2&itemid=768
    Yes, my older version with screw locks for the legs cannot mount horizontally.

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    Quote Originally Posted by syncmaster
    Can some one evaluete this tripods price tag , its 20 years old , made in Japan , metal head and body, alumimium bars , 1 meter high - 1.35 m with the head up , 1200 Kg .

    1.2 tons ??? what are u carrying ? telescopes capable of seeing the nebula galaxy?

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    think i will be waiting for the next SEED to buy my tripod...

    better start saving up..

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    Quote Originally Posted by fujifan
    which tripod suit for 9Kg? Gitzo CF ? I am planning to buy CF tripod
    9kg? What camera setup are you using? You would need a series 3 to support that weight.

    http://www.gitzo.com/products/metric...ghtscreen.php3

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    Been wandering, had anyone got the Velbon 640 Carbon Fiber? is this tripod good? I've tried out this tripod in EastGear, and was wandering how long lasting is the Rubbery Leg Locks? and the Angle Bracket seems plasticky, anyone have any comment?

    I mean, yea 499 for a CF tripod it's a steal compare to the Gitzo Mountaineer 1228, but paying 500 bucks, would like to know if this product is long lasting to justify the purchase ...

    comments please? thank you...

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    Quote Originally Posted by acetylcholine
    think i will be waiting for the next SEED to buy my tripod...

    better start saving up..
    going for SEED got any discount?

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    I use a Benro, made in China, copy of the Gitzo tripods, good value for money. I am sure good enough for most of all!

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    Gitzo Rules~~!... wuahahaha...

    neitherways, Tripod is suppose to be soemthing that last a long while even u change camera system, therefore is always worth it investing in something you think worthwhile..., for me, it's Gitzo~!

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    Quote Originally Posted by hongsien
    I use a Benro, made in China, copy of the Gitzo tripods, good value for money. I am sure good enough for most of all!

    HS
    Iuse Gitzo tripods too for years,but after seeing those Benro ones, I am convinced! Chinese working for peanuts still manage to make good products! I bought them in Beijiing and they also had those Carbon fibre ones....

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    Manfrotto 190Pro, but Gitzo still.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RossChang
    Gitzo Rules~~!... wuahahaha...

    neitherways, Tripod is suppose to be soemthing that last a long while even u change camera system, therefore is always worth it investing in something you think worthwhile..., for me, it's Gitzo~!
    cant agree more!!

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    so it seem like Benro is also a good one, so any1 know where to get it? beside china la..

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    Wat tripod is suitable, not too heavy & not too expensive for a 165cm tall guy with an entry level dSLR camera? It mustn't cost an arm & a leg too... I'm totally new to tripod...
    From Pentax to 4/3, back to Pentax and then back to M4/3 !?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx_sti_22b
    Wat tripod is suitable, not too heavy & not too expensive for a 165cm tall guy with an entry level dSLR camera? It mustn't cost an arm & a leg too... I'm totally new to tripod...
    get a 2nd-hand from shops or keep a lok out at B&S section of CS!

    IMO, Slik & Manfrotto & Velbon 2nd-hand should b abt under $180. (i dunno wads ur budget )
    Last edited by sORe-EyEz; 27th September 2005 at 08:25 AM.

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    can u buy the benro tripods that copy the gitzo, in singapore?

    also, are feisol CF tripods good? i saw them at AP

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    Quote Originally Posted by wrx_sti_22b
    Wat tripod is suitable, not too heavy & not too expensive for a 165cm tall guy with an entry level dSLR camera? It mustn't cost an arm & a leg too... I'm totally new to tripod...
    think that you can consider ESPN's 190B pro (selling on B&S now) .. value for money... then add a Manfrotto 496RC2 ball head or 141 pan head... gd enough to last you long long.... hope it helps...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bryan831
    can u buy the benro tripods that copy the gitzo, in singapore?

    also, are feisol CF tripods good? i saw them at AP
    wads gd can b subjective, gotta QC urself. oni premium is gd enough 4 some ppl. som ppl will raise expectation wen time goes by (me loh).

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    Quote Originally Posted by franciskc
    my max height 168cm Min height errhhh 50cm.


    I read the threads, hmmm even a tripod requires so many considerations.
    So chim ...
    Think I'm gonna have a tough time with this hobby ....
    Last edited by fotojoy; 2nd October 2005 at 05:07 PM.
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