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    Default Re: Which brand of tripod are you using?

    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    what to look out for a tripod? do you guys normally pick lighter ones or heavier ones?
    weight is very important to me. cos i dun want my tripod to sit at home doing nothing. So i go for as light as possible but of cos it must be stable.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    weight is very important to me. cos i dun want my tripod to sit at home doing nothing. So i go for as light as possible but of cos it must be stable.
    i thought heavier more stable

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    i thought heavier more stable
    not necessary... light tripods can be stable too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    i thought heavier more stable
    not really, the magic chant goes like this:

    light and stable tripod not cheap
    cheap and stable tripod not light
    light and cheap tripod not stable

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    Both my tripod and monopod are from Velbon. The tripod was purchase during a roadshow 2 years ago, cheap but heavy due to it's magnesium joints. The mono was much lighter but the ballhead was a bit small to support the weight of my equipments (I blame myself for not able to afford a more expensive one with bigger ballhead) .

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    not really, the magic chant goes like this:

    light and stable tripod not cheap
    cheap and stable tripod not light
    light and cheap tripod not stable
    This really reminds me of the old saying of Cheap, Fast, Good.

    Good and Fast = Not Cheap
    Cheap and Good = Not Fast
    Fast and Cheap = Not Good


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    Feisol 3 section Carbon Fibre tripod bought in 2005.

    Strong, Light, CHEAP.

    paid around S$300+ and it is still in great shape despite my abuses.


    made in China(of cos).
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    Quote Originally Posted by NovJoe View Post
    This really reminds me of the old saying of Cheap, Fast, Good.

    Good and Fast = Not Cheap
    Cheap and Good = Not Fast
    Fast and Cheap = Not Good

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    i thought heavier more stable
    to some extend... but later on i discovered(i mean i can afford la) carbon fibre tripods.

    before then was hulking around a 055ProB manfrotto with a big heavy ball-head. very sturdy n strong but it made me very very tired esp. during long fotography treks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesecake View Post
    before then was hulking around a 055ProB manfrotto with a big heavy ball-head. very sturdy n strong but it made me very very tired esp. during long fotography treks!
    that's the reason why light and stable tripods is good and important. else your tripod will end up at home collecting dust haha

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesecake View Post
    Feisol 3 section Carbon Fibre tripod bought in 2005.

    Strong, Light, CHEAP.

    paid around S$300+ and it is still in great shape despite my abuses.


    made in China(of cos).
    do you put it into the sea?

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    do you put it into the sea?
    yes of cos! except into the volcano lava.


    oh, i clean up my tripod religiously after every use.

    its very expensive so i take exceptional care.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sinned79 View Post
    that's the reason why light and stable tripods is good and important. else your tripod will end up at home collecting dust haha
    correct. back then will feel sian 1/2 thinkin of the long arduous trek with such a heavy tripod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    do you put it into the sea?
    naimeh, can ur steige be put in the sea?

    yet to try it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by allenleonhart View Post
    naimeh, can ur steige be put in the sea?

    yet to try it.
    can, but will rust, i'm sure of it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cheesecake View Post
    Feisol 3 section Carbon Fibre tripod bought in 2005.

    Strong, Light, CHEAP.

    paid around S$300+ and it is still in great shape despite my abuses.


    made in China(of cos).
    i thought from taiwan ?

    their leveling center column tripod looks good...
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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    not really, the magic chant goes like this:

    light and stable tripod not cheap
    cheap and stable tripod not light
    light and cheap tripod not stable

    Good chant
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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    can, but will rust, i'm sure of it.
    i changed all the screws to stainless steel liao. the rusty bits were the ones u sunk into the sea right perhaps now its ready to take a swim this time

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    Default Re: Which brand of tripod are you using?

    Quote Originally Posted by flowerpot View Post
    i thought from taiwan ?

    their leveling center column tripod looks good...
    dunno leh, i bot it so long ago...

    it was supposed to be a good copy of gitzo and thus, everyone thought it is china's.

    but u can't argue with the cheap price n the good build quality.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flowerpot View Post
    i thought from taiwan ?

    their leveling center column tripod looks good...
    i lost touch with their latest products... not that i need them.

    so, i would think that a tripod is essential for most fotographers and u can't scrimp and save on essential fotographic tools.

    thus, in an ideal world, the fotographer should go out and buy the best tripod he/she can afford. normally, this is the type of purchases that once you spent on a good tripod, chances are you do not need to upgrade/change anymore unless you outgrow what the tripod can offer you la.


    just my 2cents.
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