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    You guys are scary... Too much cash for disposal ._.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Actually good la. Need to have an independent failsafe system... if not BBB till no tomorrow.

    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.
    Must do independent review of tripods as usable weapons:

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    thank you for starting the thread and all the contributions.
    i am reading with a lot of interest here.
    save me all the research.
    i probably will head down to Funan TK foto to have a look at the T1004x as it suits my travel needs most.
    while i am there, any other shops that might interest a nooby like me?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucrezia View Post
    You guys are scary... Too much cash for disposal ._.
    Not really, I don't have a good tripod (the older one, shakey-wakey like hell - the 30 bucks kind)... Have been looking at a good tripod for more than a month now... and eyed the N2204 like that's the only tripod ever manufactured on this planet...

    Did I say my pod is ball-less? So that means I have to wait a while longer before I can actually use it...
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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Locally, no problem with my current 190xprob. heavy, but driving here and there la dey. no fear.
    How heavy is your Manfrotto anyway? Never did get a chance to weigh it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucrezia View Post
    You guys are scary... Too much cash for disposal ._.
    Actually if we have too much cash, we wouldn't be talking about aluminium sirui and manfrotto.

    If I am loaded, and budget is no issue, I would get a Gitzo 1541T AND a Gitzo Explorer. Both matched with RSS heads.

    But alas, I am poor.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
    How heavy is your Manfrotto anyway? Never did get a chance to weigh it.
    190xprob tripod is 1.8kg. My 488rc2 is 0.67kg. Total weight = 2.5kgs

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    190xprob tripod is 1.8kg. My 488rc2 is 0.67kg. Total weight = 2.5kgs
    Wow, 190 is indeed heavy! That's a pretty heavy head as well!

    And Daredevil is right, Surui is in between cheap to low medium cheapness as compared to Gitzo - which ranges from medium to ex!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
    Wow, 190 is indeed heavy! That's a pretty heavy head as well!
    Ya. But it is an awesome tripod, with the horizontal capability of the center column. And it is very stable. I've looked around, most tripods with variable angle center column are kind of heavy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Ya. But it is an awesome tripod, with the horizontal capability of the center column. And it is very stable. I've looked around, most tripods with variable angle center column are kind of heavy.
    I didn't mean it as a bad note, more like a "good" heavy! Heavier tripods tend to be sturdier, as long as the last legs aren't wobbly.
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    just come across this thread...

    Gitzo is still the best

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    I see.. Haha! More tripods to look at before hooting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Lucrezia View Post
    I see.. Haha! More tripods to look at before hooting!
    And you're telling us we have loads of $$ to spend?? Be forewarned that Gitzos don't come cheap, low end prices are like top ends of Sirui models...

    Don't let me try to convince you, go down to TK and ask for a demonstration test. See and feel for yourself, listening to us is like buying blindly from ebay.
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    Quote Originally Posted by juste_millieu View Post
    just come across this thread...

    Gitzo is still the best
    second that !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by juste_millieu View Post
    just come across this thread...

    Gitzo is still the best
    Quote Originally Posted by VainKid View Post
    second that !!!
    Ya... the best comes with the "best" price too...

    Too bad. Poor people like us have to buy Sirui.

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Ya... the best comes with the "best" price too...

    Too bad. Poor people like us have to buy Sirui.
    Poor but happy okay?!
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    Quote Originally Posted by kriegsketten View Post
    Poor but happy okay?!
    Ya, we got our money's worth out of these tripod much quicker, because price tag is smaller...

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    Ya, we got our money's worth out of these tripod much quicker, because price tag is smaller...
    You betcha! Kakakakaka!
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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    Ya... the best comes with the "best" price too...

    Too bad. Poor people like us have to buy Sirui.
    bro did u just eat a humble pie?
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    Hey Lucrezia,

    I think the choice of tripod is a bit secondary compared to the Ballhead issue. Do look at Markins (head to TK photo) and Photo Clam (at SLR). Both one stop at Funan.

    Markins is the older kit in the block and has a very good market reputation.

    Whereas PC is pretty new (2007) and has built up a solid reputation over the years (go read the net), but PC has a greater range of ball sizes to choose from over Markins' 3. Price wise, PC is lower.

    One more thing, Markins will need oiling on the balls (says the internet), whereas PCs don't (they use a different tech). Seniors do help to correct me on this.

    Both are Korean brands (competitors) and are top notch in overall quality.

    Tripods would be the least of your worries, without a good ball head - there goes your fantastic landscapes and long exposure shots...
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