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Lost my Tripod. Help me spend money. :)

 
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Mar 06, 2013 16:35 |  #1

I lost my Manfrotto 055 with Manfrotto 3 way head. I have no idea what happened to it or sure, but it was in my SUV after a shoot. I unloaded the gear and got most of my stuff out. I went through the local car wash later that weekend and now I have no tripod. My bad for leaving it in the open in the SUV.

SO. I can spend another $200 and get the same tripod with a newer version of the same head..

Or

I can upgrade. I have been happy with the manfrotto, but its really all I have known. My other tripod is a Benro travel angel so that's not really a good comparison. Since I am fairly uninformed on other tripods, I am turning to you guys to help me spend $$. If I buy a new one and find my old one I can use it for a tether table solution.

Option #1 - Spend money and get a really good setup.
My thought is Gitzo is probably the upper end, although I have no idea which model and head to get. Whats a suggestion there?

Option #2
I have also read Feisol is a good option. Thoughts and suggested models there?

Failsafe option (#3) is to just reorder the Manfrotto.


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Mar 06, 2013 17:11 |  #2

No matter what you buy, I would think you would have enough cash to buy one of these:
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for your SUV time you will have no regrat even if it vanishes again...


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Mar 06, 2013 20:22 |  #3

Thanks. I actually bought that tripod when I first started shooting. I gave it away to a friend who still uses it. Not a bad option to keep in the car. I may pick up the CF one at Costco for that.


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Mar 06, 2013 20:27 |  #4

Why not stick with the travel angel?


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Mar 06, 2013 20:50 |  #5

Its a good travel option but not as sturdy as I would like for frequent use.


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Mar 06, 2013 23:07 |  #6

RRS make very nice tripods.




  
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Mar 07, 2013 03:58 |  #7

Can't really go wrong with a Gitzo/RRS or full RRS setup. But not cheap by any means.


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Mar 07, 2013 17:31 |  #8

Im in the Gitzo/Markins/RRS camp myself and thats what I always recommend if youve got the coin.


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Mar 07, 2013 17:37 |  #9

I am very happy with my Feisol. I do not see the need to spend double or triple on a higher end brand because it performs exactly as I need it to.

Look at the 3441 and 3442 models, or the 3342 if you don't need as much portability or prefer less leg sections.

Mine has been with me through practically everything a tripod will ever have to endure, snow, salt water, hot water, complete submersion in a river, mud, sand, rocks. And Feisol has great support standing behind their products.


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Mar 08, 2013 19:43 |  #10

Has anyone used the Manfrotto 190XProL? I saw it today and had no idea they had released a longer version of the 190. It looks like a great fit. Holds about 12 lbs and its height, weight, and size when folded seem to be a great solution.


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Mar 08, 2013 20:44 |  #11

Like Benr, I have Gitzo Tripod and Markins & RRS ball and head.
Like Sirrith I have Feisol Monopod with RRS head

Neither one have I had issues with.


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Mar 15, 2013 18:30 |  #12

CxThree wrote in post #15693528 (external link)
Has anyone used the Manfrotto 190XProL? I saw it today and had no idea they had released a longer version of the 190. It looks like a great fit. Holds about 12 lbs and its height, weight, and size when folded seem to be a great solution.

i bought one today...seems very sturdy, and perfectly tall for my 6'3" height. with tax the kit came to 202 dollars from hunts photo in melrose, MA. also light enough to definitely be portable. i compared it side by side with the 190xprob and it fares very well at a few inches taller overall.




  
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Mar 15, 2013 19:04 as a reply to  @ t3ichef's post |  #13

Awesome. I bought one also and love it. One hour after it arrived, my 4yr old said daddy I got one of those and proceeded to show me where my 055xprob has been the whole time. One well, I'm happy with two man froths.. Lol


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Mar 15, 2013 19:37 |  #14

CxThree wrote in post #15719577 (external link)
Awesome. I bought one also and love it. One hour after it arrived, my 4yr old said daddy I got one of those and proceeded to show me where my 055xprob has been the whole time. One well, I'm happy with two man froths.. Lol

When the 5D goes missing, you now know who the criminal is in the family! :p


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Mar 15, 2013 20:56 |  #15

CxThree wrote in post #15719577 (external link)
Awesome. I bought one also and love it. One hour after it arrived, my 4yr old said daddy I got one of those and proceeded to show me where my 055xprob has been the whole time. One well, I'm happy with two man froths.. Lol

Busted!! :p




  
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