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Aug 01, 2012 23:18 |  #136

Just unpacked mine wow talk bout fast S/H... Very light compared to my sunpak, the sunpak has 4 levels compared to dolicas 1, I just saw the Costco video and they say you can swap the head to the bottom of the center column... I couldn't figure that out. Now to go play :)


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Aug 02, 2012 00:07 |  #137

Joeymozzer wrote in post #14802899 (external link)
the sunpak has 4 levels compared to dolicas 1.

???


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Aug 02, 2012 00:59 |  #138

Geckotek wrote in post #14803067 (external link)
???

Lol bubble levels to let you know if your camera/tripod is even


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Aug 02, 2012 09:18 |  #139

Joeymozzer wrote in post #14803193 (external link)
Lol bubble levels to let you know if your camera/tripod is even

Hahaha, brain was turned off...it was late.  :o


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Aug 02, 2012 10:33 as a reply to  @ Geckotek's post |  #140

Maybe this is a silly question but why care or use levels on the tripod? Tripods have movable heads, so if the tripod is level and the camera on the head is not what good did it do to level the tripod?


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Aug 02, 2012 12:26 |  #141

I see Costco now has this tripod on sale for $79 which is incredibly inexpensive for any tripod let along carbon. However I watched a video on the Costco website and it looks a bit short as it's only 5' tall with the center section fully extended. Anyone find this to be a problem? Also haw stable is it as the angle of the legs in the first notch looks kind of narrow?


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Aug 02, 2012 13:17 as a reply to  @ T2i4me's post |  #142

I'm sure someone here has already tested the stable of this tripod but just in case I will check it out tonight. Okay, so I'm wondering the same thing too. Will test it with a 7D and 70-200L sitting on top.


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Aug 02, 2012 14:31 |  #143

T2i4me wrote in post #14804955 (external link)
I see Costco now has this tripod on sale for $79 which is incredibly inexpensive for any tripod let along carbon. However I watched a video on the Costco website and it looks a bit short as it's only 5' tall with the center section fully extended. Anyone find this to be a problem? Also haw stable is it as the angle of the legs in the first notch looks kind of narrow?

Haven't really tested the stability but w center column fully extended it stands close to 6 feet tall I think, I'm 6 feet tall and I felt comfy w it


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Aug 02, 2012 15:46 |  #144

Joeymozzer wrote in post #14805509 (external link)
Haven't really tested the stability but w center column fully extended it stands close to 6 feet tall I think, I'm 6 feet tall and I felt comfy w it

The Costco description says 60" with center fully extended.


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Aug 02, 2012 15:53 |  #145

Calicajun wrote in post #14805202 (external link)
I'm sure someone here has already tested the stable of this tripod but just in case I will check it out tonight. Okay, so I'm wondering the same thing too. Will test it with a 7D and 70-200L sitting on top.

That would be a great test.


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Aug 02, 2012 16:18 |  #146

T2i4me wrote in post #14805827 (external link)
The Costco description says 60" with center fully extended.

Ya just set it up w my T1i and w camera mounted it was between my nose and chin or so, I didn't hunch down that far overall it felt comfy


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Aug 02, 2012 16:29 |  #147

T2i4me wrote in post #14805827 (external link)
The Costco description says 60" with center fully extended.

I'm 5'8" and it will place the viewfinder of my 5D II above my eye level, so I doubt that's correct. Perhaps that's w/o the head???


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Aug 02, 2012 16:31 |  #148

Geckotek wrote in post #14805982 (external link)
I'm 5'8" and it will place the viewfinder of my 5D II above my eye level, so I doubt that's correct. Perhaps that's w/o the head???

Id say a camera mounted its close to 64-68 inches and me being 72"


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Aug 02, 2012 16:35 |  #149

Joeymozzer wrote in post #14805991 (external link)
Id say a camera mounted its close to 64-68 inches and me being 72"

Yeah, I'm guessing that 60" doesn't include the head. Put the head on there, add the height of the camera, and no problems for an average height person. (Unlike you tall monstrosities!!....sor​ry, my jealousy is showing).


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Aug 02, 2012 16:38 |  #150

Lol


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