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    Default Francier 5603

    Hi Guys,

    Have anyone here using this Multi-functional tripod Francier 5603 before ( or ), or any recommendation

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    Default Re: Francier 5603

    Have u check out the sirui ones at TK? They are quite good. And if u have budget, gitzos. Sorry, never tried those fancier ones.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hjbyeo View Post
    Have u check out the sirui ones at TK? They are quite good. And if u have budget, gitzos. Sorry, never tried those fancier ones.
    Thanks for the info. Any models that you can recommend ?

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    it's not the most stable, and the height is not the best (rather limited)

    but it's light, and it's cheap and it can get the job done in most cases.

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    it's not the most stable, and the height is not the best (rather limited)

    but it's light, and it's cheap and it can get the job done in most cases.
    Thanks for the info.

    "it's not the most stable" .. that's really bad ...

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    With tripods, buy one that is of known quality and it will last.
    I find the "buy cheap, pay twice" adage really holds true as far as tripods are concerned.
    A good quality ball or 3 way head is another thing to consider.

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    I have seen the Sirui in action. Carbon Fibre, not in the class of Gitzos, but still manages quite well. A D700 + Tokina 11-16mm and Lee filters.

    1204 or 2204 is quite ok. Legs alone, I think is SGD 260 and 280 respectively.

    Go to TK and check it out. I am not affiliated to the shop, just thought they offer gd price, and quite gd service, and some gd products.

    Not sure if this thread shd be in Pentax sub-forum, but just to relate it to Pentax cameras, the Gitzo 1541T is ideal as a travel light tripod setup. As I understand, the 1204 will be a gd travel light setup. But for 20 dollars more, you get a more stable setup with 2204, and not that heavy as well.

    Best is to bring your camera and lens and test it in the shop.
    Last edited by hjbyeo; 14th December 2010 at 11:50 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hjbyeo View Post
    Have u check out the sirui ones at TK? They are quite good. And if u have budget, gitzos. Sorry, never tried those fancier ones.
    Siruis are made in China! :O
    But China products are good! HAHAHHAHA
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    Quote Originally Posted by LiverpoolMadman View Post
    Thanks for the info.

    "it's not the most stable" .. that's really bad ...
    it's ok until you fully extend it.

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    You may want to consider the Photopro C5i available http://www.artworkfoto.com/fotopro_colorful_tripod.html. Quite tall when full extended, with the monopod option and weights in a 1.6kg, a bit heavy but very sturdy and comes with a ballhead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by creampuff View Post
    With tripods, buy one that is of known quality and it will last.
    I find the "buy cheap, pay twice" adage really holds true as far as tripods are concerned.
    A good quality ball or 3 way head is another thing to consider.
    Thanks ... noted

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    Quote Originally Posted by hjbyeo View Post
    I have seen the Sirui in action. Carbon Fibre, not in the class of Gitzos, but still manages quite well. A D700 + Tokina 11-16mm and Lee filters.

    1204 or 2204 is quite ok. Legs alone, I think is SGD 260 and 280 respectively.

    Go to TK and check it out. I am not affiliated to the shop, just thought they offer gd price, and quite gd service, and some gd products.

    Not sure if this thread shd be in Pentax sub-forum, but just to relate it to Pentax cameras, the Gitzo 1541T is ideal as a travel light tripod setup. As I understand, the 1204 will be a gd travel light setup. But for 20 dollars more, you get a more stable setup with 2204, and not that heavy as well.

    Best is to bring your camera and lens and test it in the shop.
    Thanks for the recommendation, if I got time I will go to TK and check it out
    Last edited by LiverpoolMadman; 15th December 2010 at 12:03 AM. Reason: typo

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    it's ok until you fully extend it.
    Maybe it design for Asia Ppl only

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiverpoolMadman View Post
    Maybe it design for Asia Ppl only
    He means it is very very light to the extend it tends to wobble with the weight of a fully loaded camera on it.
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    Default Re: Francier 5603

    Quote Originally Posted by LiverpoolMadman View Post
    Maybe it design for Asia Ppl only
    asia people not so tall...
    I dunno!!!
    It's banana-zero-neh. :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by LiverpoolMadman View Post
    Maybe it design for Asia Ppl only
    that's height....

    what i'm talking about is that the whole tripod will start spreading out more if you even put a bit of weight on it, when fully extended.

    so if you get this, suggest not to fully extend it to take photos in windy conditions, especially when on side of mountain.

    like i've said before, if that's all you can afford, it's not bad. i used to get loads of cheapo tripods anyways, and they helped me to take photos...

    rather have a tripod, now matter how lousy, than not. of course, none of that plastic free nonsense, please.
    Last edited by night86mare; 15th December 2010 at 04:16 PM.

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    Default Re: Francier 5603

    OK I understand now ...

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    Any one use this tripod before?
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showt...ght=wts+tripod
    Any feedback?
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    max load 4kg.. mmm
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