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What did you regret buying first starting out?(Spelling corrected)

 
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Apr 08, 2012 09:01 |  #106

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Getting a too heavy tripod at first(Manfrotto 055 XPROB). Now I'm going to sell it and get a carbon fibre Gitzo clone(after some research, of course). And no, a 500€+ Gitzo is not an option.

I will never regret my 055PROB, even though I now have a carbon PRO3 version. It was my first decent tripod and I used it for years. I don't understand the fascination with Gitzo, I actually prefer the Manfrotto leg locks.


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Apr 08, 2012 09:29 |  #107

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Seeing as the OP did adequately explain what he wanted, I'm going to assume he meant to ask:


For me, that's easy: the Canon EF 75-300mm f/4-5.6 IS (external link)
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Bought this lens too early on and no longer use. With that said though.....it introduced new stuff without a hefty price. For me I don't regret having bought it but rather just grew out of it


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Apr 08, 2012 16:21 |  #108

RaZe42 wrote in post #14226404 (external link)
Getting a too heavy tripod at first(Manfrotto 055 XPROB). Now I'm going to sell it and get a carbon fibre Gitzo clone(after some research, of course). And no, a 500€+ Gitzo is not an option.

I never regret purchasing manfrotto 055XPROB....actually I love it. It is very sturdy tripod, but if you are tracking or walking long distances, then i can imagine it will be hard to carry but other than that nothing goes negative against this tripod.


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Apr 08, 2012 16:25 |  #109

That promaster 28-300 that was it for me after buying L glass.




  
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Apr 08, 2012 20:19 |  #110

Lowepro sling bags, great idea, just uncomfortable to wear. Now taking up space in the closet.


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Apr 09, 2012 02:40 |  #111

Lowner wrote in post #14229683 (external link)
I will never regret my 055PROB, even though I now have a carbon PRO3 version. It was my first decent tripod and I used it for years. I don't understand the fascination with Gitzo, I actually prefer the Manfrotto leg locks.

penduboy wrote in post #14231349 (external link)
I never regret purchasing manfrotto 055XPROB....actually I love it. It is very sturdy tripod, but if you are tracking or walking long distances, then i can imagine it will be hard to carry but other than that nothing goes negative against this tripod.

Yes, functionally it's a great tripod, no doubts about that. I just feel I would have used it more if it wasn't so large when folded and of course lighter. Several occasions come to mind when I needed a tripod to get the shot but I didn't have it with me because of the bulk.


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Apr 09, 2012 10:04 |  #112

RaZe42 wrote in post #14233805 (external link)
Yes, functionally it's a great tripod, no doubts about that. I just feel I would have used it more if it wasn't so large when folded and of course lighter. Several occasions come to mind when I needed a tripod to get the shot but I didn't have it with me because of the bulk.

I totally agree with you on that :cool:


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Apr 09, 2012 10:59 |  #113

Bags. Lots and lots of bags. So far I've purchased 6 (I know, trivial compared to some others on here) and I still haven't found "The One Bag" to rule them all. Now I'm stuck rationalizing why I should get another bag when I have numerous others already. My thinking? Well, I can't use that bag for that occasion, I need a separate bag for that type of situation


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Apr 09, 2012 13:34 |  #114

h1r0ll3r wrote in post #14235437 (external link)
Bags. Lots and lots of bags. So far I've purchased 6 (I know, trivial compared to some others on here) and I still haven't found "The One Bag" to rule them all. Now I'm stuck rationalizing why I should get another bag when I have numerous others already. My thinking? Well, I can't use that bag for that occasion, I need a separate bag for that type of situation

I hear ya on the different bags. So far I like the Tenba bags, but I like backpacks.


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Apr 09, 2012 18:53 |  #115

what do I regret buying first starting out? An engagement ring. :lol:




  
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Apr 09, 2012 19:05 |  #116

^^ Yes, my first three s(cked.

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Apr 09, 2012 19:33 as a reply to  @ S.Horton's post |  #117

A 1(one!) mp camera and charger for $500.


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Apr 09, 2012 21:24 |  #118

h1r0ll3r wrote in post #14235437 (external link)
Bags. Lots and lots of bags. So far I've purchased 6 (I know, trivial compared to some others on here) and I still haven't found "The One Bag" to rule them all. Now I'm stuck rationalizing why I should get another bag when I have numerous others already. My thinking? Well, I can't use that bag for that occasion, I need a separate bag for that type of situation

I fill you, and I 'm sure many others here on the forum, fill the same. Surprized the bag has only been mentioned just once in the thread.


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Apr 10, 2012 03:48 |  #119

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A 1(one!) mp camera and charger for $500.

My family's first digital camera was a 0.8mp, square metal box that cost us the equivalent of about 1000 euros. It still works now, 10 years on!


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Apr 10, 2012 05:26 |  #120

The many inexpensive digital cameras I purchased for a lot of money for my young sons when digital just came out. Those cameras were used just once or twice and then tossed into an unused bag.


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