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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. #61
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    Default Re: Which tripod?

    Quote Originally Posted by fotojoy


    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 ....
    d devil is in d detail!!

    den wont end up buying d wrong stuff & selling it off. loose $$ tt way u kno!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by fotojoy


    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 ....
    how come got tough time? tot a hobby is 2 b enjoyed, no ? jus look 4ward 2 nicer pics as time goes by lor...

  3. #63

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    how much does 190Pro cost? including ballhead?

  4. #64

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    Need your advice please? Is this a good price?

    I was at CP yesterday. The guy quoted me a Gitzo MK2 $610 without ball-head. The ball-head he recommended me is a China-made brand at $575, it comes with a plate.

    Thanks.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benng
    Need your advice please? Is this a good price?

    I was at CP yesterday. The guy quoted me a Gitzo MK2 $610 without ball-head. The ball-head he recommended me is a China-made brand at $575, it comes with a plate.

    Thanks.
    The China made brand is KangRinPonche. The model which cost $575 is NB2-A.

  6. #66

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    Pardon me for asking a very basic question.

    I have a tripod bought about 10 years ago. Used it with my Sony and Sharp viewcams. Now trying to use it with my Canon camera but realised that there is an extra protruding spring-loaded metal stub about 1 cm away from the screw. In my viewcams, there is an extra hole where this protruding metal stub sits comfortable. But I find that my Canon camera has no such hole.

    As this stub is spring loaded, I can actually tape it down. But still there is pressure exerted on the camera body and I don't want the camera to be scratched. Should I file this metal stub off? If not, what is the proper way to use it?

  7. #67

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    Quote Originally Posted by Benng
    Need your advice please? Is this a good price?

    I was at CP yesterday. The guy quoted me a Gitzo MK2 $610 without ball-head. The ball-head he recommended me is a China-made brand at $575, it comes with a plate.

    Thanks.
    Benro provide much more affordable products. No losing out to the famous brands like Gitzo, Manforroto in terms of quality and funtionalities. More details refer to www.benro.cn or thread below

    http://forum.clubsnap.org/showthread...hlight=jack006

  8. #68

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    Two professional photographers recommended I use 'really right stuff' to import a BH40 LR Ball Head and then choose a tripod that was within my budget!

    I was quite impressed that they'd both come to the same conclusion independently.

    In the end I also went with a Gitzo (expensive - but I'm worth it!).

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  9. #69

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    Good news!
    Manfrotto will return to spore in end of July or early August.
    according to cathay photo....

  10. #70

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    i voted Manfrotto 190PROB because the weight is still ideal for travel (actually still quite heavy but of course lighter than 055 PROB) with solid build.

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    Default Re: Which tripod?

    Quote Originally Posted by mysterio506
    Good news!
    Manfrotto will return to spore in end of July or early August.
    according to cathay photo....
    Was at Cathay earlier today, they have Manfrotto 190 and the 486 ballhead, but price is very ex, something like $322 for the set with tripod strap. The reason given was that this batch was air freight. Normal shipment should be in a few weeks time.

  12. #72

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    Quote Originally Posted by CTN View Post
    Was at Cathay earlier today, they have Manfrotto 190 and the 486 ballhead, but price is very ex, something like $322 for the set with tripod strap. The reason given was that this batch was air freight. Normal shipment should be in a few weeks time.
    Wow... I tot SG is price is better...
    Now the price shot up sky high.. like stock market...


    In Japan they are selling at this price...

    $230 b4 10% discount
    Manfrotto 190XPROB 3 Section Aluminum Pro Tripod w/o ball head

    $370 b4 10% discount
    Manfrotto 190CX3 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod with 484 ball head
    Last edited by Rubber_Duck; 13th June 2008 at 04:27 PM.

  13. #73

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    Hi since the talk here is about tripod, can someone suggest a tripod +ballhead for me? full setup weighs around 3kg. give one mid end and one high end deal so i can consider. thanks.
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  14. #74

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    Quote Originally Posted by entitybeing View Post
    Hi since the talk here is about tripod, can someone suggest a tripod +ballhead for me? full setup weighs around 3kg. give one mid end and one high end deal so i can consider. thanks.
    better to state down how much you willing to pay...
    so will be easy.....

  15. #75

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    mid end deal to be below 400 high end deal to be below 800. please suggest for both. thanks
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    Default Re: Which tripod?

    Anyone planning to get the new 190CX Pro 3?

  17. #77

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    So what is the kind of budget that a newbie should be getting? how much and preferably the kind of model.

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    Quote Originally Posted by smalkmus View Post
    So what is the kind of budget that a newbie should be getting? how much and preferably the kind of model.
    All depends lah... if you buy a cheap and crappy one which can barely hold your camera and kit lens, then if you buy heavier/longer/better lenses, you may need to upgrade tripod too. I bought a Gitzo tripod with markins ballhead long time back until i cannot even remember the model number... Today it is still working fine with my current collection of lenses.

  19. #79

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    Quote Originally Posted by cerebrus View Post
    Anyone planning to get the new 190CX Pro 3?
    Yes.. I intent to buy this tripod...now saving $$$....

  20. #80

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    sorry to hijack this thread.

    but my ht is 180. i am afraid that manfrotto 190PROB might be too short for me

    any other recommendation? budget wise is around $170 and below.

    ball head wise, any recommendation. budget around $50 or below.

    don mind if its second hand. i am using 400D with kit lens. hopefully the weight of the tripod is within 2.3kg and below

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