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Mar 25, 2013 19:48 |  #436

I'm going to leave this here. :o

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Apr 06, 2013 16:08 |  #437

Ordered my FX-45Q for $121 shipped off eBay with a 10% off coupon (I know I couldn't find anything else I needed that could use that 10% off coupon).

Pretty stoked to try it out :D

Now I just need to upgrade my 3021BPro to something nicer.


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Apr 11, 2013 21:40 |  #438

Awww yea. Got my FX-45Q.

It's a nice build, but it seems smaller than I expected.


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Apr 20, 2013 22:41 |  #439

Looking to purchase a LX-5 or FX-45Q, anyone replace the stock Arca Swiss clamp with one from RRS? What are the dimensions of the slot that mates to the Arca Swiss clamp?




  
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Apr 21, 2013 09:29 |  #440

Goonish wrote in post #15850273 (external link)
Looking to purchase a LX-5 or FX-45Q, anyone replace the stock Arca Swiss clamp with one from RRS? What are the dimensions of the slot that mates to the Arca Swiss clamp?

I have an LX-5 and replaced the A/S clamp with one from RRS.

http://reallyrightstuf​f.com …with-Metric-6-scew&key=it (external link)

The clamp was not an exact fit on the ballhead.
There was very minimal play in the slot on the bottom of the clamp when I was installing it.
After tightening it down, it works perfect.
Sorry I do not have the dimensions.
Also, be sure to order one with a metric 6 screw.


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Apr 21, 2013 09:53 as a reply to  @ DoninIA's post |  #441

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Apr 21, 2013 10:02 as a reply to  @ DoninIA's post |  #442

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Jun 03, 2013 15:56 |  #443

Hi. I had all but decided to buy a Manfrotto 190XPROB + 498RC2 (or possibly the 496RC2), when I stumbled across HorusBennu. The value for money seems very good, obviously, and people speak very well of the quality. It would seem that for the same price that I was looking at spending (~$250) I could move to carbon fibre and other potential advantages.

What I'm struggling with is finding a comparable product with reviews.

I'm leaning towards the C-2840V tripod with the LX-3 head (external link).

I'm also interested in the LX-5 as a lot of people have very good things to say about it, but I'm wondering if the extra weight and money are worth it. I'd rather have something light weight that meets (exceeds) my needs than throwing in extra money for something I probably don't need.

I'm a relatively novice photographer and mostly I'll use my tripod for portraits, landscapes, and sporting events. I'm not too worried about travel, hiking, etc.

Thoughts? Recommendations?




  
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Jun 04, 2013 06:19 |  #444

I have the HB combo you are considering. I have no complaint with it until I put the 100-400 w/2X converter on it. And there have been a couple of times I wished I had the ability to move the center post horizontal. For 95% of everything I do with a tripod the HB is fantastic.


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Jun 12, 2013 14:00 |  #445

Yesterday I took delivery of my new tripod, the c3540v. Overall I am pleased with the purchase. I was considering several different carbon tripod choices, which was a chore, and ultimately settled on this one because it had the right combination of height (I'm ~6'3"), weight and features.

My criteria:

-(relatively) lightweight tripod, 2.5-3.5lb range
-tall enough, without center column raised, for my eye to meet the viewfinder with little to no slouch
-4 leg sections for reduced folded size (even if it slows setup/breakdown time a bit compared to 3 sections)
-spiked feet (or the option to add them)
-center column (or the option to add one)
-up to $350-450 cost (legs only)

I bought an Acratech Ultimate ballhead a few weeks ago which seems like a good match for these legs so far. The combo assembled and at full height (w/o column extended) is a great height for me, so I will rarely need to use that column. I may take it to the workshop and cut the column down so I can get closer to the ground, which I will probably want to do more than I would want the full column raised. I'll wait on that to see how I use the rig though.

This is my first tripod, and hopefully my last for some time. While I didn't go all out (gitzo?), I feel that it is a great setup for my needs and the price paid. Out of the box the action is a little stiff, but I think it will ease up a bit with use. The tripod fits in the included bag with the acratech head on it, though I will most likely leave the bag at home 99% of the time.

Any questions, feel free to ask!




  
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Jun 20, 2013 10:42 |  #446

Is it possible to just get an HB black plate alone that would fit an RC2 clamp? I already have the manfrotto 488rc2 w/ the 200pl plate but its grey, and I'd like one in black to match the cam, though I don't think they exist from manfrotto. Any suggestions?


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Jul 04, 2013 07:45 as a reply to  @ sherpa25's post |  #447

Has anyone used their extension tubes? They look like they have contacts for AF but I dont know for sure




  
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Jul 08, 2013 07:09 as a reply to  @ post 12449908 |  #448

I picked up a HorusBennu 1128TT with LX 2TL ballhead (same as 2T but has a level). It was cheap but I wanted something in that price range that was compact and travel-able... the monopod is a plus. The quality is good in the legs, however like others have said the head is what you pay for. I'm using a t3i and budget lenses so I should have no troubles.

I live in Korea so it took 24hrs to get to my doorstep :)




  
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Aug 14, 2013 11:29 |  #449

I bought a tripod a few years ago and I have to say it didnt hold up too well. I bought it based on the reviews here. The twist legs rarely stay locked and the rubber covering over the twist part comes off fairly easy. I have had my camera with lens attached of course fall over about 5 times because of this tripod. I've had a broken 10-20 and a the lastest a bent hood on my 8-16. I'll double check to make sure the legs are locked but it somehow comes untightened when I walk a few feet away. I'm beyond frustrated at it to the point I hate it but currently I can't seem to pin down a tripod I can afford that has clip legs...never again will I get screw legs....is lightweight and compact. I do urbex photography and am hiking and climbing over things so it needs to be compact and lightweight. I've tried the travel Angel but it was far too flimsy with the 18-250 attached and again had issues with the twist legs :/


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Aug 15, 2013 00:48 |  #450

Seasentinel wrote in post #16207379 (external link)
I bought a tripod a few years ago and I have to say it didnt hold up too well. I bought it based on the reviews here. The twist legs rarely stay locked and the rubber covering over the twist part comes off fairly easy. I have had my camera with lens attached of course fall over about 5 times because of this tripod. I've had a broken 10-20 and a the lastest a bent hood on my 8-16. I'll double check to make sure the legs are locked but it somehow comes untightened when I walk a few feet away. I'm beyond frustrated at it to the point I hate it but currently I can't seem to pin down a tripod I can afford that has clip legs...never again will I get screw legs....is lightweight and compact. I do urbex photography and am hiking and climbing over things so it needs to be compact and lightweight. I've tried the travel Angel but it was far too flimsy with the 18-250 attached and again had issues with the twist legs :/

Instead of swearing off twist locks, perhaps you should swear off cheap tripods? The best tripods use twist locks for good reason (RRS, Gitzo etc...).


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