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Aug 24, 2011 10:46 |  #1

hi there ,

im looking at a Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod Legs for $320 ish


Watch the camera labs review and with a height of 140 cm with no column up seamed rock solid .

There is simple not a selection of tripods to compare in the shops over here .

any other suggestion in the price range ?
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Maximum Height w/o Column Extended of around 140 cm or 55 inch
And weight of around 1.6 kg or 3.16 lbs

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Aug 24, 2011 11:32 |  #2

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Aug 24, 2011 21:54 as a reply to  @ GeeMack's post |  #3

Thanks for the link . But not for me.......... Any more offers ? :cool:




  
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Aug 24, 2011 23:43 |  #4

Try the B & H or Adorama store links... I got a new Bogen Manfrotto carbon pro w three leg sections, and the 90Q variation... the price went up $25- $30 since I got mine last yr...


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Aug 25, 2011 01:46 |  #5

Hi john , is the new manfrotto the 055cxv3 if so whats the difference between the 055cxv3 and 055cxpro 3

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Aug 25, 2011 02:38 |  #6

whu-1 wrote in post #12995805 (external link)
Hi john , is the new manfrotto the 055cxv3 if so whats the difference between the 055cxv3 and 055cxpro 3

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I'm not certain of the differences...Maybe it's just the Q90 variation for the horizontal arm... Right about the time I got my model (Bogen - Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 Carbon Fiber Tripod, with Q90 Column System)... I heard that they switched back to the same, round leg style they had before... Briefly, they tried triangular legs ( i don't know that they still use 'em or not) ... Also, there was some talk of a newer process of carbon fiber layering or integrating that would make the legs stronger... I occasionally go by their plant and offices in Ramsey, NJ... Got some new brochures there once... and a manager came out front to show me a sample of some new stuff. But parking there is very limited to working staff, so I don't bother them.

I like to compare the models at Adorama.com, or the B & H web sites... Adorama, is real easy to navigate, and sort out the merchandise by brand, prices, materials like carbon vs aluminum...
Bogen's web site is detailed, too... Though I hadn't checked out the most recent version of their site... last year, it was a bit confusing, especially with their European model differentiation and direct matches with their US counter parts... And navigating their site sometimes led to dead ends... though persistence paid off, and I always found the item... Like a micro/macro slide stage, great gadget with a very reasonable price... good luck...


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Aug 25, 2011 06:55 |  #7

whu-1 wrote in post #12995805 (external link)
Hi john , is the new manfrotto the 055cxv3 if so whats the difference between the 055cxv3 and 055cxpro 3

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The 055cxv3 doesn't have the horizontal center column feature like the cxpro has.


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Aug 25, 2011 09:52 |  #8

I just purchased a Giottos MTL 9360B set of legs. I like the way the multi-position center column works. It is the same height (with the center column down) as the Manfrotto 055CXPro3.

http://www.giottos.com​/ (external link)

Here's a few photos of it in use by another P.O.T.N member:

https://photography-on-the.net …highlight=Giott​os&page=15

See post #739


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Aug 25, 2011 09:54 |  #9

I should have noted... the P.O.T.N. link shows a carbon fiber model with twist lock legs... I selected the flip locks and aluminum. You will be able to see both on the Giottos site.


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Aug 25, 2011 21:49 |  #10

Thanks for the surgestions , one more to he list , im not a fan of twist lock and like flip lock .
Im a mecanical fitter by trade and plastic and threads .........;)


One more quetion i can see how a company can get away with $300 to $400 at a pinch for a tri pod ,
Were the money go with a $500 - $700 + tripod .

I watch a video on a tripod of a guy all smiles sell a sintered head thus is expense, that process has bean used in manufaturing since the 70s lol




  
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Aug 25, 2011 21:56 |  #11

Are the twist lock on gizto etc plastic ?

Asumed lol wopps




  
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Aug 26, 2011 06:46 |  #12

whu-1 wrote in post #13001096 (external link)
Are the twist lock on gizto etc plastic ?

Asumed lol wopps

The twist locks on my Benro are not plastic, I'm sure Gitzo twist locks are made of metal also.


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