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Benro IT25 vs Beike q999

 
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Aug 28, 2017 21:34 |  #1

Hi guys im about to buy my first tripod and i would like to ask you for some advise. I've done some research and i found this kind of tripod the most suitable for me.
I'm from Argentina and this two are the only one that I can get.

The Benro seems to have only 1 knob, while the Beike has 3 of them.
The Benro has snap locks, while the Beike has Twist locks.

What do you think? Thanks!




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Oct 01, 2017 15:11 |  #2

I would go with the snap locks at least then you know whether the legs are locked or not? The twist ones by looking at them you never know whether they are locked or not. If you mount a camera on a twist lock and its not locked guess what might happen to the camera?



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Oct 01, 2017 16:23 |  #3

Just a personal view but having had tripods with flip (snap) leg locks I would never suggest them to anyone. I have found twist locks (on my own tripods and others that I have tried) to lock MUCH more securely. Twist locks are much kinder on your pinkies in cold weather too!

Most twist locks grip tighter with greater loads whereas flip locks slip when you hit their limit or less if you do not keep them adjusted properly.

I cannot comment on the tripods that you quote as I have never used them, but they look a bit lightweight to me. If you are only putting light loads on them and not using longer lenses then they may well be just the job, but not having used them I couldn't say.


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