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Aug 10, 2013 14:32 |  #1

I have narrowed my search for a tripod down to these 2 choices...

Benro C2682TV2 (external link)

Mefoto Globetrotter Carbon Fiber (external link)

Does anyone have any experience with these 2 tripods? I will rarely use a tripod and my equipment isn't that heavy so I thought the Mefoto was a good choice. The Benro has fewer leg segments and is built for heavier gear but it's about $100 dollars over my price range. Should I just suck it up and pay extra for the Benro with it's higher load capacity and better stability?


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Aug 10, 2013 14:37 |  #2

Mefoto=benro. It's same company.

If you can afford benro - go for it. It will work for many years. And we'll handle all your future equipment.




  
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Aug 10, 2013 15:29 |  #3

The C2682 is a very nice tripod, for $100 over budget, get it, you won't regret it.


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Aug 10, 2013 15:40 |  #4

You can the c2682tb1 for $365 new on eBay from china. Dc-stuff is a good seller.


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Aug 10, 2013 16:17 as a reply to  @ pdrober2's post |  #5

Although I don't know the difference between the heads between the one you listed and the one I am referencing below. Many folks on here have bought from DC-photo-stuff on eBay,including myself. They have the same tripod, but a different head for about a $100 less than the one you linked. Shipping was surprising fast for coming from China, mine arrived in about 3 days.

http://www.ebay.com …ipods&hash=item​484705b0f1 (external link)


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Aug 10, 2013 17:20 |  #6

The C2682tb1 looks like a nice option. I considered it before but I read somewhere that you are required to pay a $40 dollar import tax on it. That would still make it $50 dollars cheaper than the 2682...hhmmmm

Is the B1 a pretty good ballhead? The V2 looks nice but again, overkill for my needs.


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Aug 10, 2013 20:29 |  #7

Mefoto=Benro=Induro

Induro has rebates right now. May want to have a look. I can't comment on any of them.


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Aug 10, 2013 20:52 |  #8

I just bought the MeFoto RoadTrip tripod last month. It's my travel tripod. It handles handles my 7d with my 70-200 f4L without any trouble. I have a very heavy duty Manfrotto tripod with a ballhead which is outstanding but not one to haul on the trail. The MeFoto is just the ticket. The Globetrotter is even a better choice. You will love it. Good luck!


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Aug 10, 2013 21:15 as a reply to  @ georgebowman's post |  #9

Save yourself some money. (external link)


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Aug 10, 2013 21:26 |  #10

SVT Wylde wrote in post #16197079 (external link)
The C2682tb1 looks like a nice option. I considered it before but I read somewhere that you are required to pay a $40 dollar import tax on it. That would still make it $50 dollars cheaper than the 2682...hhmmmm

Is the B1 a pretty good ballhead? The V2 looks nice but again, overkill for my needs.

I can't speak personally to that head, but my buddy has it and think it is great. Holds his gripped 7d and 70-200 2.8 with any issues.

I did not pay any import tax nor havei heard of anyone else who purchased from dc-photo-stuffs via that link I posted.

Even if you decide to go with the mefoto tripod, check that seller on eBay, much cheaper than stores in the states.


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Aug 10, 2013 22:40 |  #11

Thanks or the advice, I think I'm going to go with the 2682tb1. The Globetrotter is nice but I think I like the 4 leg sections of the Benro better.


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Aug 10, 2013 22:43 |  #12

SVT Wylde wrote in post #16197622 (external link)
Thanks or the advice, I think I'm going to go with the 2682tb1. The Globetrotter is nice but I think I like the 4 leg sections of the Benro better.

I don't think you will be disappointed.

Post back with your thoughts when you get it.


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Aug 11, 2013 00:59 |  #13

I'd go with 2282TV2.
V2 is better then B2: it have ellpitical ball, and it holds up more. Even if you won't put 12 kilos on it, it's nice to have a bigger ballhead, rated for more.

You won't be dissapointed with either anyways.




  
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Aug 11, 2013 07:47 |  #14

SVT Wylde wrote in post #16197079 (external link)
The C2682tb1 looks like a nice option. I considered it before but I read somewhere that you are required to pay a $40 dollar import tax on it.

That $40 was almost certainly a service fee from the shipping company (UPS and DHL are probably the worst offenders). There is no import duty on still camera equipment brought into the US. Check the Harmonized Tariff Schedule of the United States chapter 90.


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Aug 20, 2013 11:58 |  #15

Bearmann wrote in post #16197421 (external link)
Mefoto=Benro=Induro

Induro has rebates right now. May want to have a look. I can't comment on any of them.

That's what I thought Benro=Induro I didn't know about mefoto.

I have a 8mm 413 induro with a gimble. I also have a manfrotto .

Both tripods work well for what I bought them for.

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