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    Thanks all so much help and assistance, just got my blue C5-C. Honestly, this is a pretty thing of its own.

    very compact less than 50cm when kept andlight (1.17kg)
    decent tripod head
    can change to monopod.
    colour very shiok!
    for its compact size, its max ht is very nice as well..

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    So were you able to get it at Comex price?

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    well, i managed to get it. but I suppose only for today as today is the first day after comex. they were closed yesterday.

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    That's great.

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    I'm feeling seriously poisoned by this.. May sell off my T025 to get it, really want the reversible center column..

    But my T025 is so much lighter. Decisions decisions..
    Last edited by cannedpineapples; 6th September 2011 at 06:09 PM.

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    Got myself another Fotopro C5C tripod cause kaki took my old C5C away. Now comes with 6 years warranty, a good buy. Light & Strong, here my setup.

    [IMG] P9070009 by jameskkmok, on Flickr[/IMG]

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    Quote Originally Posted by cannedpineapples View Post
    I'm feeling seriously poisoned by this.. May sell off my T025 to get it, really want the reversible center column..

    But my T025 is so much lighter. Decisions decisions..
    I suddenly have this urge of telling you "BBB".

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    What's the weight with ballhead? And how is the ballhead? Since comex is over, thinking of getting the Amazon option. Only $167 without head..

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    Was advised by tk to get a tripod that can support 3 times the weight of your heaviest set up. As the moment would induce more stress on the tripod when the camera is placed in portrait mode, especially with heavy telephoto lenses

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoS77 View Post
    Was advised by tk to get a tripod that can support 3 times the weight of your heaviest set up. As the moment would induce more stress on the tripod when the camera is placed in portrait mode, especially with heavy telephoto lenses
    3 times sounds a little ridiculous to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ArcticFox

    3 times sounds a little ridiculous to me.
    Its a general rule of thumb I guess. My tripod can support a maximum of 8kg, when my gear is nowhere near half of that weight. I'm guessing this 3 times is to minimize creep for ballheads?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoS77 View Post
    Its a general rule of thumb I guess. My tripod can support a maximum of 8kg, when my gear is nowhere near half of that weight. I'm guessing this 3 times is to minimize creep for ballheads?
    Then maybe you need a better ballhead, not tripod?

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    Quote Originally Posted by cannedpineapples

    Then maybe you need a better ballhead, not tripod?
    Ballheads also have a maximum rated load?

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoS77 View Post
    Its a general rule of thumb I guess. My tripod can support a maximum of 8kg, when my gear is nowhere near half of that weight. I'm guessing this 3 times is to minimize creep for ballheads?
    First point to note is that there is no internationally recognised standard for measuring a tripod's maximum load rating. The manufacturers are pretty much free to claim whatever values they want.
    I'm not too concerned about the load rating, as long as the tripod feels solid and stable when your heaviest setup is mounted on it. A store that allows such testing is a great benefit in the decision-making process.
    Exploring! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoS77 View Post
    Ballheads also have a maximum rated load?
    Yup, but again there is no 'ISO' or whatever standard for this rating.
    If the weight is positioned above the ballhead, I'm pretty sure it can support a large weight.
    However, if the weight is positioned to the side (eg. in the portrait orientation slots), the chance of the ballhead creeping is probably quite great.
    Exploring! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by NoS77 View Post
    Ballheads also have a maximum rated load?
    Of course. If the setting is above the maximum rate loading, your ballhead will fail... worst still... the head will simply snapped off. Note that the maximum load given in the spec are normally a load acting vertically (90 degree) down. However the ballhead is flexible and can tilt at different angle, thus at some strange angle or perpenticular to the plane, then the maximum load the ballhead is able to withstand is considerably lesser.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino123 View Post
    Of course. If the setting is above the maximum rate loading, your ballhead will fail... worst still... the head will simply snapped off. Note that the maximum load given in the spec are normally a load acting vertically (90 degree) down. However the ballhead is flexible and can tilt at different angle, thus at some strange angle or perpenticular to the plane, then the maximum load the ballhead is able to withstand is considerably lesser.
    I don't wish to damage any equipment by testing, but my hunch is that a 10kg-rated ballhead could probably support 40-50kg in an upright position, without any harm coming to it.

    Anyone has an old ballhead to sacrifice? I can do the experiment....
    Exploring! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    I don't wish to damage any equipment by testing, but my hunch is that a 10kg-rated ballhead could probably support 40-50kg in an upright position, without any harm coming to it.

    Anyone has an old ballhead to sacrifice? I can do the experiment....
    I wouldn't recommend that though. Of course there are safety rating and index involve. But I don't want to risk it it too. So I would take it that if a ballhead had stated a maximum load of 10kg, could only take 10kg of weigh max. Plus... if the weigh is acting directly down at exactly the centerline of the ballhead in upright position, then you are probably right. However camera came in a weird shape + the lens and the accessories, the weigh will not be loaded 90degree down... depending on where is the heaviest loading and stuff like that. Thus ballhead maker normally give much lower rating to compensate for all this uncertainty.
    Last edited by rhino123; 9th September 2011 at 02:38 PM.
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    Quote Originally Posted by rhino123 View Post
    I wouldn't recommend that though. Of course there are safety rating and index involve. But I don't want to risk it it too. So I would take it that if a ballhead had stated a maximum load of 10kg, could only take 10kg of weigh max.
    Ya I know what you mean...
    Just wanted to comment that the max load rating is usually a very very very conservative estimate.
    Exploring! :)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra View Post
    Ya I know what you mean...
    Just wanted to comment that the max load rating is usually a very very very conservative estimate.
    Bro, depends on the brand too... some are not conservative... some are super conservative. LOL..

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