Which brand of tripod are you using?

Which tripod brand are you using and why?


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kwttan

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Jan 8, 2010
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Would like to find out which tripod brand are you using. I just name a few brands that I know of.
Can share why you choose the brand? price, quality, brand name, etc...
 

angww08

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Sep 27, 2010
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I'm using sirui N2205 With g20 ballhead, y I choose this it compact and with a quick release. And it also can use monopod
 

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Can share why you choose the brand? price, quality, brand name, etc...

The tripods I own/owned:

Vanguard 263AT (sold off): Limited lifetime warranty if purchased in Singapore. I prefer the slightly more matt finishing compared to manfrotto 190xprob. When extending/retracting the legs, it feel smoother. Price slightly cheaper than manfrotto. Brand name not many users at the moment i think. Clip lock is easy to operate and matches manfrotto's quality.

Sirui 1004X (sold off): Light and suitable for travel. Price matches the quality/finishing. Brand name. Growing demand it seems. Dislike the twist lock which takes abit more time.

Benro 500EX: Light and suitable for travel. Price matches the quality/finishing. Brand name. Seems quite popular here. Clip lock though easy to operate, can be improved in terms of quality. This is my heavy duty tripod that goes into the mud/sand and overseas or pretty much in my boot most of the time.

Fancier 6662: (given to my cousin): Light but feels wobbly with heavier bodies/lens. Price? Very affordable. Good to buy if you do not plan to use tripod much.
 

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Reportage

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Nov 24, 2008
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i find monopods more useful for what i do. For tripod though, i have the Slik U212 but switch between two heads for photo and video.
 

pepper0104

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Nov 16, 2010
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am looking for a cheap & good tripod. i bought hama brand but not steady enough. cheers.
 

coolsigg

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I have gitzo n benro tripods and also velbon monopod. :)
 

kwttan

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Jan 8, 2010
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#18
actually benro and sirui is same parent company (similar to manfrotto and gitzo).... but one is made for the upper market, one is for the lower market. thats what i heard.

Err... So which (benro or sirui) is upper market?
 

allenleonhart

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Sep 17, 2008
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what to look out for a tripod? do you guys normally pick lighter ones or heavier ones?
 

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