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    Default Tripod + Ballhead

    Actually am looking for a new tripod after I sold my SLIK U8000 away.

    I was thinking of the following setup for my camera.

    Manfrotto 190D Pro
    486 RC Ballhead

    My camera setup is:

    CP5700
    MB-E5700
    SB-80DX

    I would like to query the experts around here if the 486 ballhead is a good one as I would like this tripod setup to last further then just 7 months compared to the SLIK U8000.

    I dumped the U8000 because it cannot support stably the camera setup at portrait position nor at horizontal position. So am looking at another tripod setup with a budget of $200

    I saw chyeo selling his 190B + 141 RC. Is it good enough? I was thinking if I upgrade to a SLR/DSLR in 2 years time, I want the tripod to last till even through the upgrades. (I'll consider Gitzos and those heavy duty RC plates another day )

    Thanks for the feedback.

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    Default Re: Tripod + Ballhead

    The below setup is more than sufficient for ur 5700, and should last you through most of the SLR/DSLR setup, unless u got heavy setup thereafter.

    486RC2's stated max load is 6kg. I reckon it will be sufficient.

    190ProB + the 486RC2 ballhead should be S$200++

    BTW 141 RC is a pan and tilt head, not a ballhead.

    Originally posted by espn

    Manfrotto 190D Pro
    486 RC Ballhead
    Last edited by AJ23; 1st August 2003 at 04:17 PM.

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    Thanks AJ23, your feedback is most informative Thanks.

    I will bring my setup down tomorrow and check out the price at CP.

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    NP. Get the 190ProB if u have the budget. It's a good tripod.

    Originally posted by espn
    Thanks AJ23, your feedback is most informative Thanks.

    I will bring my setup down tomorrow and check out the price at CP.

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    Originally posted by AJ23
    NP. Get the 190ProB if u have the budget. It's a good tripod.
    Ah. I think I was referring to the 190B Pro, I can't remember which one was the one with the Pro version. Thanks for informing me

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    digi 719b... cheap and good!~ abt 150, but comes with integrated ball head, manfrotto quality, and its light... def can support a 10d + flash + lens

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    I got the 190 Pro (black) at the price of the silver one because I haggled with Steven there, and then he say since I first customer of the day he gave me that price

    However they had no stock for the 486RC2, I bought a nameless ballhead that can support my setup, at $50. Good enough for the time being.

    Am pleased with the tripod.

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