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    Quote Originally Posted by fotomad View Post
    YongNuo Nomad tripod A169? great option bro.. =) i just bought one few weeks ago..
    With your kind approval, pse pm me your reviews on this Nomad tripod. Thanks in advance!

    Quote Originally Posted by cullenjeremy View Post
    imho getting a good and light tripod is important. save up for it. getting a heavy one and you wont really use it unless its for studio. =)
    Couldn't agree more, that's why my 2+kg vintage Velbon is almost domesticated!
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  2. #22

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    no problem bro.. glad to be at help anyway.... ^,^

  3. #23

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    get a gitzo, once and for all.

  4. #24

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    IMO, get the manfrotto.... I am using the 190XPROB with a 488RC2 head (Overkill).... 486RC2shld be fine....

    Good stuff.
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    can i check if u guys register the warranty for manfrotto tripod. saw the instruction manual stated as 2 years warranty

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    to each his own. Try them out and see which one you like best.

    For me, i went for strong yet cheap option so not recommended if cannot handle the weight.

    here is mine review of made in japan slik u212. http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?p=4656772


    Its size compared to everyday type of tripod.


    Its flexibility and all rounded-ness.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qPdl4o1LrsM video i made on the u212 features and functions.
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    wow looks like a great tripod.. $125 with just the tripod.. please ignore my innocent comment, but it really look like not that nice.. =) well i know what really matters is whether it functions~ haha..

    Gitai is good.. do compare the slik u212 with gitai y560..
    there is a great review by a bro in cs.. http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=433241

    anyway just to sum up really fast..
    gitai y560 (which can be purchased here)
    - one price comes with
    ~ padded tripod bag
    ~ standard ballhead holds 4kg
    ~ very tall, tripod stands to 1.7m
    ~ goes low as well, just 20cm from ground..

    and the cost of it is just $5 more from the slik u212.. at only $130.. i personally feel that its a better bargain.. how about you people? those tripod seekers?

  8. #28

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    see what they need lah. but you have the points right.

    ~The U212 too big and the legs pretty thick for a padded tripod bag, more comfortable to carry like rifle.
    ~Comes with pan and tilt that can withstand my weight. The head works for panning video as well.
    ~Fully extended with center column, the U212 full height is not for everybody.
    ~Any lower and it would kiss the ground.

    and one more point if i may add.
    ~I notice that fully deployed, people tend to stay away in case the tripod may drop on them. It looks quite dangerous which is a by product of its hardy design i suppose. I guess it must have been typical of past made in japan tripods. Want cheap yet strong, have to make compromises here and there lah especially the weight in this case.
    Last edited by Reportage; 5th January 2009 at 02:21 AM.
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