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May 12, 2015 21:03 |  #706

just upgraded to Induro From Manfrotto

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May 23, 2015 23:56 |  #707

Here is my custom, one of a kind Monopod rig for Long lens work;

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Jun 08, 2015 09:55 |  #708

Just had a wholesale change of my supports:

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Overall pretty pleased with the move to Gitzo, particularly the monopod.

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Jul 09, 2015 02:56 |  #709

C Scott IV wrote in post #17377385 (external link)
Manfrotto 475B with Sirui K-40X. This was the first time I attempted setting up the tripod from a kayak. This was what I had in mind when purchasing the tripod.

Nice photo :) Did You make any service after work?




  
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Jul 11, 2015 10:20 as a reply to  @ TomS-Poland's post |  #710

Thank you. Just wiped the mud off the feet, rinsed the legs and dried them off. When I bought it I drilled a 1/4 inch hole at the bottom of each leg so the water drains out and evaporates. It works best to extend the legs though.


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Jul 11, 2015 16:22 |  #711

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Jul 17, 2015 10:05 |  #712

Benro C4770TN and Benro GH-2 for birds when I am in the water.

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Manfrotto 055xb + 496RC (old version) for landscape
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Modified fry pan with gimball head for any animals when I am lying in muck or low grass.
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Jul 17, 2015 10:36 |  #713

Love the D.I.Y. aspect of your rigs!
Great stuff.


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Jul 19, 2015 13:39 |  #714

A question to ponder, why do nearly all Chinese/Korean tripod manufacturers feel the need to name there products with "Ben" in the name?

Benro, Benbo, OBen, Horus Bennu... etc.


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Jul 20, 2015 04:53 |  #715

Jake: (in the same humorous vein as your original question) The original Benbo was designed and made back in the 1970s by British company Kennett Engineering using their expertise in structural design for the armed forces - hence it predates the Oriental naming by quite some time. The name came from their USP of the BENt BOlt adjustment system at the junction of the legs which enabled adjustment without the need to Ben Dover :twisted:. They seemed to be made of scaffolding poles, especially when you tried to carry them very far (!) - lightweight they were decidedly NOT. I haven't seen one for over 20 years and it may be that material use has been 'simplified' in the meantime but the originals were hugely stable.

Ally this paragon of stability with the historical stability attributed to ex-British Colonial Ben Franklin (aka 'troublemaker extraordinaire' or 'Father of the Nation' depending on which side you were on in that little fracas Britain and it's New World colonies had a couple of hundred years ago), a well-known bipod in some Eastern parts of the New World.

Possibly our Oriental friends looked at the word 'Ben', perceived the connotations of stability seemingly attributed on both sides of the Atlantic and deemed it a suitable soubriquet. Alternatively, perhaps they looked at the face on the US$100 bill and thought "We want lots of those" (the banknotes, not the faces :lol: ). I kinda LEItz CAmera the thought that it just might be true, even though all but the first bit is intended to be light-hearted.


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Jul 20, 2015 11:48 |  #716

lol, :) :) :)

...at the very least, I now know which "Ben" tripod company came first, and thus, which one the asians are ripping off when they include Ben in the name :)

I liken it to "Giottos" .. an Asian brand that sounds Italian (like Manfrotto) and sounds a bit like Gitzo as well.

P.S. up above I forgot to mention "Bogen" which is a stretch, but by knocking out some letters we do come back to Ben.

Bogen was of course a U.S. importer/distributor of all things photo accessories for decades, with a particular affinity for Manfrotto and Gitzo tripods.

I never put it together that a good tripod = not having to Ben Dover,. but this is spot on. Love the Franklin connection! :lol:


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Aug 03, 2015 02:51 |  #717

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Aug 08, 2015 17:51 |  #718

What's a decent tripod on a budget?




  
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Aug 09, 2015 16:20 as a reply to  @ DreamWerks's post |  #719

What's your budget? What do you need to support? What type of photography are you doing? There are a lot of variables that will affect your choice!
All my tripods are Gitzo - but some have been VERY cheap and the others wen't too pricey. Patience, buying used and Flea Bay can all help.


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Sep 02, 2015 09:07 |  #720

mkkaczy wrote in post #17634521 (external link)
Benro C4770TN and Benro GH-2 for birds when I am in the water.
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Manfrotto 055xb + 496RC (old version) for landscape
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Another Manfrotto 055 with Benro B-2 for landscape as well
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Modified fry pan with gimball head for any animals when I am lying in muck or low grass.
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Now that I can respond, Nice Setup!!!!!
Makes me want to go out and get dirty. Impressive


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