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    Default need some advice on this tripod + ballhead combination

    planning to buy a Sirul T1004X or T1005X and probably a G10 or G20.
    which ballhead would u guys recommend?

    my max weight is less than 5kg
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    eh i think no problem...
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyorange View Post
    eh i think no problem...
    is it worth getting G20 aover G10?
    roughly how much is G20?
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    Default Re: need some advice on this tripod + ballhead combination

    your max weight now is less than 5kg, but are you sure about this max weight not increasing in future? if you get a better one i.e. k20x you won't have the need to upgrade when your gears change around.

    what are you planning to mount on your tripod?

    some of the seniors here recommended that i should get a tripod that goes to at least my eye level when the centre column is not fully extended.. especially if you're shooting things like landscape. the T1004x or 1005x will be too short for you..? or not?

    have you gone to the sirui website? i think the graph there is actually quite useful as a gauge..

    http://www.siruiusa.com/tripods.htm

    or else a simple search for tripod recommendation will show the following thread:
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/threa...nd-tripod-head
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    Quote Originally Posted by bonrya View Post
    your max weight now is less than 5kg, but are you sure about this max weight not increasing in future? if you get a better one i.e. k20x you won't have the need to upgrade when your gears change around.

    what are you planning to mount on your tripod?

    some of the seniors here recommended that i should get a tripod that goes to at least my eye level when the centre column is not fully extended.. especially if you're shooting things like landscape. the T1004x or 1005x will be too short for you..? or not?

    have you gone to the sirui website? i think the graph there is actually quite useful as a gauge..

    http://www.siruiusa.com/tripods.htm

    or else a simple search for tripod recommendation will show the following thread:
    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/threa...nd-tripod-head
    my height is around 175m, dun think i will buy any long lens.
    btw T1004 and T1005, which is better?

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    Quote Originally Posted by dark cloud View Post
    my height is around 175m, dun think i will buy any long lens.
    btw T1004 and T1005, which is better?
    if you are 175cm, do you think the tripod will be to your eye level? have a look at the table in the link given, there's not much differences between the two.

    you can also go down to tk to try out the tripods to see if they are suitable for you. the people there don't mind people molesting their display sets.
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    Quote Originally Posted by dark cloud View Post
    my height is around 175m, dun think i will buy any long lens.
    btw T1004 and T1005, which is better?
    T1005x is 5 section. T1004x is 4 section. 4 section is definitely more stable than 5 section.

    T1005x folds 4cm shorter, but thinnest leg is thinner, so less stable.
    T1004x's thinnest leg section is 16mm, which is quite thick for a travel tripod. Highly recommend.

    Both tripod weighs the same.

    I recommend the T1004x. I am selling mine in BnS, coz I upgraded. ;P

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    T1005x is 5 section. T1004x is 4 section. 4 section is definitely more stable than 5 section.

    T1005x folds 4cm shorter, but thinnest leg is thinner, so less stable.
    T1004x's thinnest leg section is 16mm, which is quite thick for a travel tripod. Highly recommend.

    Both tripod weighs the same.

    I recommend the T1004x. I am selling mine in BnS, coz I upgraded. ;P
    that is very informative and helpful.
    what ballhead would u recommend? G10 or G20?

    mind if i ask what tripod are u using now?

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    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123

    T1005x is 5 section. T1004x is 4 section. 4 section is definitely more stable than 5 section.

    T1005x folds 4cm shorter, but thinnest leg is thinner, so less stable.
    T1004x's thinnest leg section is 16mm, which is quite thick for a travel tripod. Highly recommend.

    Both tripod weighs the same.

    I recommend the T1004x. I am selling mine in BnS, coz I upgraded. ;P
    To what bro?

    The T series is more preferred than the R series becos of it's low angle capability. You might be surprise how low people goes to, to shoot landscape.
    @Bonyra: have you tried shooting at very low height and angle? It gives a brand new perspective. Worth a try
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    Quote Originally Posted by dark cloud

    that is very informative and helpful.
    what ballhead would u recommend? G10 or G20?

    mind if i ask what tripod are u using now?
    They have newer ballheads too the K10 and K20. I wanted to used them on my tripod but decided against it. I preferred the older G10 and G20 but at that time there was no stock

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    Quote Originally Posted by dark cloud

    that is very informative and helpful.
    what ballhead would u recommend? G10 or G20?

    mind if i ask what tripod are u using now?
    I also suggest skipping the G series and go straight for the K series for ballhead. Lesser knob for lesser accidental mistwist.
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    Default Re: need some advice on this tripod + ballhead combination

    not sure why you're still asking without doing a little more reference to your previous threads first though...

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/searc...earchid=918514

    just saying.
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    Default Re: need some advice on this tripod + ballhead combination

    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye View Post
    To what bro?

    The T series is more preferred than the R series becos of it's low angle capability. You might be surprise how low people goes to, to shoot landscape.
    @Bonyra: have you tried shooting at very low height and angle? It gives a brand new perspective. Worth a try
    hi uncle cow, yeah.. i'm using a manfrotto 190xprob, so i go as low as low can be without touching the floor. (though there are of course other tripods that can go lower, but)

    the thing i was trying to highlight is that.... tripods maybe able to go low, but the max height is fixed. if it stops at 1400cm, shooting at 1700 is not possible unless you have something to prop it up against etc.

    thanks for the tips!
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    Quote Originally Posted by dark cloud View Post
    is it worth getting G20 aover G10?
    roughly how much is G20?
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    Quote Originally Posted by luckyorange View Post
    1 time pain is better than 2 time pain...
    This Quote sounds very expensive !
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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye View Post
    To what bro?

    The T series is more preferred than the R series becos of it's low angle capability. You might be surprise how low people goes to, to shoot landscape.
    @Bonyra: have you tried shooting at very low height and angle? It gives a brand new perspective. Worth a try
    I should give low angles a try myself. Gives my tripod another use besides long exposures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dreamsz

    This Quote sounds very expensive !
    But it kinda makes sense, I only stopped upgrading after my 3rd tripod. Wished I had bought it earlier and save myself some money and time in the BnS

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    Default Re: need some advice on this tripod + ballhead combination

    Quote Originally Posted by dark cloud View Post
    my height is around 175m, dun think i will buy any long lens.
    btw T1004 and T1005, which is better?

    TS, if you are 175cm tall, your eye level should be about... 165cm?
    Deduct:
    - height from viewfinder to base of camera
    - height of tripod head
    and you get the (required) height of the tripod when legs are fully deployed.
    If you are willing to bend a bit to look through the viewfinder, then the tripod can be a little bit shorter

    I prefer not to get 5-section tripods unless I really need the tripod to be very short when folded.
    This is your personal preference.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    TS, if you are 175cm tall, your eye level should be about... 165cm?
    Deduct:
    - height from viewfinder to base of camera
    - height of tripod head
    and you get the (required) height of the tripod when legs are fully deployed.
    If you are willing to bend a bit to look through the viewfinder, then the tripod can be a little bit shorter

    I prefer not to get 5-section tripods unless I really need the tripod to be very short when folded.
    This is your personal preference.
    bro, thanks for the sound advice.
    think i'll go for T1004X, and decide which whether to get G20 or KX10.

    any recommendation?

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    But it kinda makes sense, I only stopped upgrading after my 3rd tripod. Wished I had bought it earlier and save myself some money and time in the BnS
    You have a freaking Gitzo. I'll seriously doubt your sanity if you still wanna upgrade after that.

    Quote Originally Posted by dark cloud View Post
    bro, thanks for the sound advice.
    think i'll go for T1004X, and decide which whether to get G20 or KX10.

    any recommendation?
    Bring your heaviest setup that you'll use for the tripod and see if it holds up. If you can't, go with the more expensive one to give yourself leeway. LOL

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