Like most decent good companies in China, when they just started they were just doing copies of branded models. Once they got good sales and got big, they got better. Now their products are pretty decent.
There is this small company in China (Guangzhou) now called KangRinPoche (website here http://www.kangrinpoche.com) that is making excellent ball heads. Their NB-2 cost slightly more than 400 SGD. Production run is also very limited. They design and make their own too, not much copying involved. Pro photographers in China swear by it and match the heads to Gitzo pods.
Made in Japan like a siege tank and weighs like one too but is relatively cheap if compare its toughness with more expensive tripods. Brought it outfield quite a number of times and it does its job very well.
it all depends where you will USE the tripod most often...
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If I am not wrong, the only difference between the NB2 and NB3 (and NB1) is that the NB2 can take a higher load than NB3. Is that correct, daredevil123?
Last edited by daredevil123; 29th August 2009 at 10:30 PM.