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    Default Is Velbon tripod good?

    I am comparing the velbon CF tripod CF 640 against the manfrotto 190cxpro4.

    Both about the same weight and load compacity. Price is also quite close. manfrotto is more expensive.

    Would like to know whether the Velbon CF tripod is worth getting. I like the twist lock compared to manfrotto.

    http://www.velbon.co.uk/newvelbon/pages/CF640.html

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    Got a friend using the velbon CF 640. It is very very stable and very light. Personally i would choose velbon then manfrotto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reno View Post
    Got a friend using the velbon CF 640. It is very very stable and very light. Personally i would choose velbon then manfrotto.
    but it seems like the manfrotto is a little bit lighter at 1.34kg. velbon is 1.38kg.

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    My Velbon CF is a great joy to use.

    Ryan

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShutterCentral View Post
    but it seems like the manfrotto is a little bit lighter at 1.34kg. velbon is 1.38kg.
    The difference is very small.... its like 40gram only. If possible, put 2 tripod side by side and compare their stability.

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcanopy View Post
    My Velbon CF is a great joy to use.

    Ryan
    Bro, what model are you using?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lighty View Post
    Bro, what model are you using?
    CARMAGNE 630. Very lightweight and great leg clamps. I got a light Markins M10 to go with it. Recently bought another Markins ( Q3T ) , even smaller , great ballhead to use.

    The setup will last me a long time to come.

    Ryan

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcanopy View Post
    CARMAGNE 630. Very lightweight and great leg clamps. I got a light Markins M10 to go with it. Recently bought another Markins ( Q3T ) , even smaller , great ballhead to use.

    The setup will last me a long time to come.

    Ryan
    How much?

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    Currently using a Carmagne 540 for more than a year now. Very satisfied with its weight and sturdiness. My only gripe with my setup is I didn't buy a good ballhead. I'm now to saving up for a Markins Q3.

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    i am getting the Velbon CF 640 tripod. I am also going to get a 2nd hand ball head the Benro B-1 can take 12kg.

    Is this setup good? Is the head as good as the Markins though amrkin can take 30kg. but i just need the head to be firm and no wobble and slide after tighting the ball like the manfrotto.

    overall the weight is about 1.7 to 1.8kg with the head.

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    Default Re: Is Velbon tripod good?

    it is the photographer.. not the tripod.

    oh wait, that doesn't work here.. just kidding..

    do a search for velbon reviews on the net - people from other forums (international ones) sometimes do reviews so you can get an idea of what you're be gaining and missing out on..

    frankly speaking, it is an ok brand. most of the high-end range of any brand tend to be alright.

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    Default Re: Is Velbon tripod good?

    Quote Originally Posted by kenkht View Post
    How much?
    Dun remember liao. I got it together with my M10, you can ask John 3:16 though.

    Quote Originally Posted by lighty View Post
    i am getting the Velbon CF 640 tripod. I am also going to get a 2nd hand ball head the Benro B-1 can take 12kg.

    Is this setup good? Is the head as good as the Markins though amrkin can take 30kg. but i just need the head to be firm and no wobble and slide after tighting the ball like the manfrotto.

    overall the weight is about 1.7 to 1.8kg with the head.
    The weight bearing of the ballhead already exceeds the specified weight the tripod can carry, you do not lose out in having a ballhead that carries 12kg. I have no experience on the handling characteristics of Benro ballheads.

    Ryan

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    I love Velbon tripod.

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