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Jun 01, 2013 21:50 |  #1

http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …_Travel_Angel_C​arbon.html (external link)

Yes or no? Thoughts?


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Jun 01, 2013 21:52 |  #2

The tripod itself is nice, the head does the job, but I don't like it because the action is not as smooth as I like, and the knobs are fiddly. For the price, it is hard to find anything better.

I actually recommended this exact setup to my friend who wasn't ready to spend more on a tripod.

You can get it cheaper here though (but I'm not sure how import tax works in the US):
http://www.ebay.com …ain_0&hash=item​3a61e3081c (external link)

edit: actually it was the 2682 I recommended, not the 2692.


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Jun 01, 2013 21:54 |  #3

I could replace the head tho? right? What would you recommend?


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Jun 02, 2013 02:00 |  #4

You can, yes.

Markins, RRS, Acratech, Kirk, Arca Swiss, Induro, Photoclam are all the most common names.


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Jun 02, 2013 04:37 |  #5

I guess, better go with Cxxx2 tripod, because, once they convert to monopod, you can use center column.
Compare:
C2691 have 1660 and 1390 monopod height,
C2691 have 1630 and 1710 monopod height.

I guess, better have camera on monopod on your eye-level.

Again, xx8x tripod have less sections, and will be more strudy. C2682 looks better to me overall.

For the head, benro have V-series head, and it's better then B-series, because it's smooth, and have elliptical ball there.
I don't know why, but tripod kit with C2682 and V1 names... C2282TV1(that's an answer from seller).

Anyways, take a look at this: http://www.ebay.com …ain_0&hash=item​3cd09c727e (external link)
For 10 more bucks you get: higher monopod, better ballhead, less leg sections. I'm about to pull a trigger on this, but.... well, i gotta decide if I really need a tripod or not.




  
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Jun 02, 2013 08:40 |  #6

Sirrith wrote in post #15990457 (external link)
You can get it cheaper here though (but I'm not sure how import tax works in the US):
http://www.ebay.com …ain_0&hash=item​3a61e3081c (external link)

Some of the non-U.S. sellers are creative in how they describe the contents of the package, so it is possible the buyer will end up paying neither an import tax nor state sales tax. Or, uh, that's what I hear....




  
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Jun 02, 2013 10:36 |  #7

Mjasinski wrote in post #15990446 (external link)
Yes or no? Thoughts?

No. Too expensive, has 5 leg sections, ballhead is just adequate.

Of Tom's ballhead choices above, the Photo Clam perhaps gives you the best value for money.

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Jun 03, 2013 20:24 |  #8

Whats wrong with 5 leg sections?
This is the head I am thinking about getting;
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …RK20_K_20x_Ball​_Head.html (external link)

So if that is not a good tripod show me what you think? I want a carbon fiber one preferably.


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Jun 03, 2013 22:46 |  #9


looking @ similar as travel rig


http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …Section_Carbon_​Fiber.html (external link)


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Jun 04, 2013 09:34 |  #10

Mjasinski wrote in post #15996718 (external link)
Whats wrong with 5 leg sections?

The thinnest section ;)




  
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Jun 04, 2013 10:29 |  #11

I thought it would be nice for travel? And it seems to hold a fair amount of weight, 22 pounds if memory serves me correctly. (I am too lazy to click the link again haha)


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Jun 04, 2013 11:24 |  #12

Mjasinski wrote in post #15998568 (external link)
I thought it would be nice for travel? And it seems to hold a fair amount of weight, 22 pounds if memory serves me correctly. (I am too lazy to click the link again haha)

I bought one similar to it. I bought the Benro C-269M8 Travel Angel specifically for travel when I went to Japan a few years ago. It's a nice, compact tripod and very sturdy for its size and weight (especially when weighed down with a loaded backpack via the hook at the bottom of the tripod column) . It's the tripod I take whenever I go on vacation. :)


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Jun 04, 2013 11:30 |  #13

Mjasinski wrote in post #15998568 (external link)
I thought it would be nice for travel? And it seems to hold a fair amount of weight, 22 pounds if memory serves me correctly. (I am too lazy to click the link again haha)

Buy it. They are great tripods for the money!


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Jun 05, 2013 01:26 |  #14

I have it and love it. Great for travel. Replaced the head with a photoclam and use the b1 as a backup on another tripod.


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Jun 10, 2013 22:05 |  #15

Anyone try the MeFoto Backback travel tripod?


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