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Sep 09, 2011 09:32 |  #16

You might want to have a look at Vanguards kits then for that price range...slightly more for the CF models.




  
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Sep 09, 2011 11:39 |  #17

Yet another consideration: the MTL or MT 8300 and 9300 Giottos tripod legs. They have a very nice multi positional center column. http://www.giottos.com​/ (external link)

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Sep 09, 2011 11:39 |  #18

This looks promising. Does this look like a good set up? The manfrotto o55xprob and the Vanguard SBH-100?

Are the Giottos really good? I just thought they made the little air blaster thing. lol


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Sep 09, 2011 12:12 |  #19

Sean,

The Giottos tripods aren't Gitzos.... but they are pretty good quality for the price and very flexible, as those links demonstrated. I like mine a lot... but bear in mind... I only have a G12 with some light add on lenses.. plus a 2# set of Slik Macro focusing rails. That's why I posted the links to others using DSLRs..

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Sep 09, 2011 21:40 |  #20

I think I'm going with the Manfrotto 055XPROB and Manfrotto 496RC2. Seems reasonable enough I would say. Thanks for the help everyone. :D


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Sep 10, 2011 03:16 |  #21

SeanWebster wrote in post #13078465 (external link)
I think I'm going with the Manfrotto 055XPROB and Manfrotto 496RC2. Seems reasonable enough I would say. Thanks for the help everyone. :D

Upgrade the head to the Manfrotto 498RC2. You won't be disappointed. It's much better suited for tripod use than the 496RC2 is.


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Sep 10, 2011 12:11 |  #22

Alright then I will, I was starting to debate that actually. Thanks.


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Sep 10, 2011 12:51 |  #23

im looking into the same exact legs... and on the vangaurd u mentioned, was suggested to try the 250 instead of 100, but now looking into the manfrotto u mentioned lol


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Sep 10, 2011 12:55 |  #24

one thing i prefer about the vangaurd head are the levels...


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Sep 10, 2011 12:57 |  #25

I really like the vanguard, but people keep telling me to get the manfrotto. I was looking at the vanguard 250 and 300, but there really aren't many reviews on it. But the ones I see are great. I love that it is metal, and not plastic like the manfrotto. And it is rated for a heavier weight. Although it is a pound heavier than the manfrotto. But I don't think the weight really matters much since the tripod legs are already 5lbs. I am really having a hard time now...:(

I've been reading some reviews on bhphoto and I'm leaning more towards the manfrotto 498RC2.


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Sep 10, 2011 14:01 |  #26

Benro also offers excellent value. I use a C258ex (discontinued) with a 1d mkIII and a 70-200 f/2.8LIS mk 1 with no issues. If needed you can add small sand bag for extra weight.




  
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