Went down to Funan yesterday in the evening, too bad i only pay a trip down to SLR Revolution.
Checked out 2 tripods
1) Benro 714B @ 165
This one not that bad, but kinda heavy..
2) Vanguard Espod Plus + 233AP ballhead - 150+
This one looks the best! Like it a lot! But maximum weight can take is 2kg :/
3) SLIK SH705E + 340E ballhead = 140+
unheard of, but when i try it out, seems not bad, and its light too.
Hihi, I was at TKfoto on tuesday night and was also looking at the T1004x. it seems like a v light and small tripod. I think it's about 0.8kg without the head so maybe with head is 1.2kg? the legs seems abit thin....Anyone has any idea if it is stable??
Now I have a "ball-less" tripod! But was having so much fun fiddling with it at home and testing the vibration control!
TK just brought up a new shipment of Suruis, so new batch! IIRC, it is their 8th shipment this year! Hurry bro!
For me, I wanted the monopod versatility, reverse folding, CF, low angle, and thicker last sections. So I threw light-weight option out of the window!
My recommendation for you: T2204X, a cousin of N2204. No monopod, no low angle (not everyone needs it anyway), much much lighter - I think price is at 290. And it is sturdy (since 4 sections instead of 5, with thicker lasts). This model was first demonstrated to me against a $690 Gitzo model, very much impressed as I could see and feel it for myself... I went for N model because of more options.
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Now I have cooled down from the initial "bloodlust", I am just looking to get a T1004X for travel. Light enough, stable enough, compact enough. And it is aluminium. If some people try to be funny or steal my camera, I can still use it as a weapon to whack their heads.
Locally, no problem with my current 190xprob. heavy, but driving here and there la dey. no fear.