View Poll Results: your fav brand and why?

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  • glitzo

    16 33.33%
  • manfrotto

    25 52.08%
  • benro

    5 10.42%
  • slik

    6 12.50%
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    Default which u prefer?

    fav brand of tripod+head?

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    i like it cause it costed me 300 bucks and i don't have money to try other tripods
    lol. ONLY ONE I HAVE
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    I have a Slik 340DX, but I can't say Gitzo isn't the best brand out there for tripods, which it is.

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    Default Re: which u prefer?

    Its Gitzo.

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    upz for manfrotto
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    Default Re: which u prefer?

    benro.

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    Default Re: which u prefer?

    Manfrotto... sturdy and not so ex
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    Default Re: which u prefer?

    How abt Feisol?

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    Default Re: which u prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by scenar View Post
    How abt Feisol?
    great also, but hard to find, i think.

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    manfrotto

    1. mid range affordable prices
    2. solid build
    3. good locking mechanism easy to use
    4. does not copy designs wholesale from others
    5. does not cheat customers with lousy materials

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    Default Re: which u prefer?

    Quote Originally Posted by zoossh View Post
    great also, but hard to find, i think.
    john sells it.

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    i think you will get better answer by asking "which is value for money", cos manfrotto is mostly the prefered one, but it is very ex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by satay16 View Post
    i think you will get better answer by asking "which is value for money", cos manfrotto is mostly the prefered one, but it is very ex.
    Eh? Manfrotto is pretty low end compared to brands like RRS, Markins, and Gitzo. As a head + leg combo I mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jmmtn4aj View Post
    Eh? Manfrotto is pretty low end compared to brands like RRS, Markins, and Gitzo. As a head + leg combo I mean.
    haha. duh. but not inside TS choices. hmm, btw, gitzo is better than manfrotto? nv knew that. learnt something new.

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    Default Re: which u prefer?

    Manfrotto

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    for me i think brand doesnt really matter it is how cheap it is and is it stable anot thats wat concerns me preferably manfrotto would be good!
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    Quote Originally Posted by jmmtn4aj View Post
    Eh? Manfrotto is pretty low end compared to brands like RRS, Markins, and Gitzo. As a head + leg combo I mean.
    does markins sells tripod legs?

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    Default Re: which u prefer?

    i am a cheapo photographer with not much budget
    and not many heavy lenses, so don't need to find anything with too heavy setup
    so far i like ppcp's tripod the best

    after trying budget slik and benro models
    feels a lot sturdier, good value for money, you get a lot more than what you bargain for, for the price

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    Gitzo the best, forget the rest.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spazzer View Post
    for me i think brand doesnt really matter it is how cheap it is and is it stable anot thats wat concerns me preferably manfrotto would be good!
    I think many professionals who shoot landscapes or wildlife a lot will tell you that when it comes to tripods, the relationship between price and performance is pretty linear

    But yeah, if you don't shoot in gale force winds or in swamps I suppose a Manfrotto 055 is pretty much all you'll need.

    Quote Originally Posted by zoossh View Post
    does markins sells tripod legs?
    Don't think so. They are the winner when it comes to ballheads though. I'm not going to burn cash on incremental upgrades so the next step up will probably be a final solution of 055 + Markins M10, or if I happen to find a duffel bag filled with unmarked hundred dollar bills, a Gitzo mountaineer series legs.. plus the M10 or M20

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