Tripod comment needed.


dingaroo

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Here's my comment on Tripod:

"Don't waste money on cheap, flimsy, unstable tripod that can't support your thousands of dollars of investment. Go for something reasonably good with pricing in the range of $200 and above."

Here's another comment:

"Read Bro DennisKee's article on tripod and tripod head here."

Those are my comments :)

Cheers!
 

sinned79

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#4
Here's my comment on Tripod:

"Don't waste money on cheap, flimsy, unstable tripod that can't support your thousands of dollars of investment. Go for something reasonably good with pricing in the range of $200 and above."

Here's another comment:

"Read Bro DennisKee's article on tripod and tripod head here."

Those are my comments :)

Cheers!

hmm since that model TS mention is a carbon fibre model dun think its cheap :p
 

daredevil123

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#5
TS important thing is to know what is the weight of your camera and lens.

This tripod can only hold 3.5kg. Ball head is already 140g... and the bh don't look strong enough for a heavier camera and lens setup.

Check the pricing and see if it is worth it. I kind of know how much the combo cost, and I rather get the Sirui T-1004x with G10 ballhead for $180. Still have left over money to for some makan and drink. Plus the sirui package comes with a bag and 6 years warranty.
 

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SamTac

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Here's my comment on Tripod:

"Don't waste money on cheap, flimsy, unstable tripod that can't support your thousands of dollars of investment. Go for something reasonably good with pricing in the range of $200 and above."

Here's another comment:

"Read Bro DennisKee's article on tripod and tripod head here."

Those are my comments :)

Cheers!
Sure, will take note.
 

SamTac

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TS important thing is to know what is the weight of your camera and lens.

This tripod can only hold 3.5kg. Ball head is already 140g... and the bh don't look strong enough for a heavier camera and lens setup.

Check the pricing and see if it is worth it. I kind of know how much the combo cost, and I rather get the Sirui T-1004x with G10 ballhead for $180. Still have left over money to for some makan and drink. Plus the sirui package comes with a bag and 6 years warranty.
Yup, is $299.
 

IsenGrim

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just to comment, this tripod you looking at is quite short. max only at 1.34m. its shorter than the shortest adult i know.

a tripod is a once in a lifetime investment. get a good one and you'll never have to get another (unless you have specific needs like video tripod with wheels, water/sea tripod)
 

SamTac

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I think you should go down and test it out see if the height and everything suits you. And 3.5kg might be a problem if you plan to move on to heavier lenses.
Sure, i think the height is rather short.
 

SamTac

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just to comment, this tripod you looking at is quite short. max only at 1.34m. its shorter than the shortest adult i know.

a tripod is a once in a lifetime investment. get a good one and you'll never have to get another (unless you have specific needs like video tripod with wheels, water/sea tripod)

You have the point, thx.
 

SamTac

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wah how come so ex ar?

i got the manfrotto 190 + a manfrotto pan&ball head for 360 nia, and its not the cheapest price around.
A friend of mine told me is a promotion from Cathay Photo.
 

SamTac

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for that price, and it can only hold that amount and weight and the max height, just not worth it, might as well go for sirui already,
Sure, will go down to TK & look see look see.
 

daredevil123

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#18
wah how come so ex ar?

i got the manfrotto 190 + a manfrotto pan&ball head for 360 nia, and its not the cheapest price around.
Ya, during Cathay's promotion in June/July 190xprob + 496rc2 combo was selling for less than $280.
 

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