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May 23, 2013 18:36 |  #1

i really wanted a carbon fiber tripid but i cant spend the money on one right now. so i was thinking about settling for this manfrotto 293
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …num_3_Section_T​ripod.html (external link)

anyone have any experiance with this tripod or ball head?

will be shooting sports-cars-wildlife

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May 23, 2013 19:25 |  #2

Manfotto yes but the 055 PROB is your best choice. I 've used one for over30 years. Get a solid ball head (not Manfotto). If you look (or buy used) you can do it for $250 - $300.


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May 23, 2013 19:30 |  #3

I second the idea of staying away from any of Manfrotto's quick release systems. Do yourself a favor and select a tripod head with an Arca Swiss compatible quick release system. You'll avoid the scenic route of tripod despair.


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May 29, 2013 17:45 as a reply to  @ Phoenixkh's post |  #4

will this head mount to any tripod or does it only mount to gorilla pods?
http://joby.com …4AodKhAA-g#features_specs (external link)




  
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May 29, 2013 18:00 |  #5

thekid17 wrote in post #15980533 (external link)
will this head mount to any tripod or does it only mount to gorilla pods?
http://joby.com …4AodKhAA-g#features_specs (external link)

That head will work for almost any tripod...


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May 29, 2013 18:15 |  #6

alright im also considering the vanguard sbh 250. now just need to find a tri pod




  
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May 29, 2013 18:27 |  #7

The tripod should be the 055xprob...


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May 29, 2013 21:53 |  #8

Silverstonev8 wrote in post #15980653 (external link)
The tripod should be the 055xprob...

Agreed. 055xprob is the best buy for the money. Legs will cost about $150 new and you can probably find used ones for less. I have two of them. They last forever and are very stable. There's a reason they have been made for about 40 years.


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May 30, 2013 06:55 |  #9

the 055xprob and 498rc2 is a great starter setup for the money. be warned, soon you will be wanting to upgrade to something more expensive though :)


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May 31, 2013 08:05 as a reply to  @ pdrober2's post |  #10

I'll throw a thought in here. With the reference to sports and cars in the OP's reference, I've tried and don't care for ball heads if something is moving. Right now I have a Manfrotto 055 Prob (not home right now, think that's the model) along with a 3 way head (bought used this last year). It allows panning shots with more stability than I could get when I tried out a borrowed ball head. I like to do airshows and landscape shooting and this has worked better for me stability wise when there's motion involved. I've considered a gimbal head but it's not in the budget at this time but is definitely on my radar for some time in the future.




  
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May 31, 2013 08:10 |  #11

hcbph wrote in post #15985458 (external link)
I'll throw a thought in here. With the reference to sports and cars in the OP's reference, I've tried and don't care for ball heads if something is moving. Right now I have a Manfrotto 055 Prob (not home right now, think that's the model) along with a 3 way head (bought used this last year). It allows panning shots with more stability than I could get when I tried out a borrowed ball head. I like to do airshows and landscape shooting and this has worked better for me stability wise when there's motion involved. I've considered a gimbal head but it's not in the budget at this time but is definitely on my radar for some time in the future.

I use a pan head that way. It works well and much cheaper than a gimbal head. Do have a homemade gimbal in the works though. Hoping it works out well.


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Jun 02, 2013 16:12 as a reply to  @ luciddreamer's post |  #12

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …unior_3_Way_Pan​_Tilt.html (external link)

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_way_photo_head​_with.html (external link)




  
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Jun 02, 2013 16:16 |  #13

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_12_Two_Way_Pan​_Head.html (external link)




  
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Jun 02, 2013 18:42 |  #14

I have an old Bogan pan/tilt head (model 3047) that I have always preferred for my view camera. The 3047 was my main head before I got a ball head.

I also have what Bogan used to call a "3D" head that came with my first 3021 (the old Bogan number for what is now the 055XPROB). It's sort of a pan/tilt but a little more adjustable than most. I never used it much because it's just too fussy to work with but it is a bit unusual.


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