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Bogen 3001n tripod

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Joined Apr 2008
Location: Seattle,WA.
Jun 12, 2008 00:36 |  #1


I've been in the market for a good low price, light weight tripod, and have run into a guy on craigslist selling this little guy for $60. It includes a head, but he doesn't know what the exact model of it is. So my first question is, is it worth $60? It's been discontinued so it's hard to find any decent quote on prices around the web.

My second question is, would this be a decent setup for a gripped 30D + 70-200 f4l + 430 EX combo? Or would it be too unstable?

Third question (last one I swear ;)). I'm 5'10, and I've heard that this tripod may be a bit short. I don't mind slightly bending over to operate it sometimes, but if it's going to be causing me a lot of back strain I may have to think twice about getting it. Keep in mind I'm just an amateur so I wont be using it for extended periods of time.


Canon 40D|Canon 17-40mm f/4L|Canon 28-70mm f/2.8L|Canon 50mm f/1.4|Canon 100mm f/2.8 macro|Canon 430EX

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Jun 12, 2008 07:29 |  #2

I had one but the (n) model I believe has the screw down leg locks which is a bad design in my book. Its not the most stable of tripods but worked OK. Mine was the BD model that used the clamp down type leg locks.

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Joined May 2008
Location: Texas
Jun 12, 2008 21:33 |  #3

I had a 3001D which as Tsmith said had lever lock as opposed to wing lock for the n, but otherwise the same load rating. I think I paid $110 new (5 years ago?) so the n might be a few bucks less. It was OK for my 20D and 70-200 but that was probably the limit. It was also a little short but for occasional use it should be OK.

7D 40D 24-105 28/1.8 35L 70-300L 12-24/4 1.4xSP

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Jun 13, 2008 00:26 as a reply to  @ KPBara's post |  #4

Had that tripod several years ago, sold it and got the 3047 set-up. I'm 5'8 and the 3001 was too short for me. Sounds like a good price, but it is a short tripod. IMHO.

7d gripped, canon 10-22. canon 50 1.4, canon 135L, Mamiya equipment.

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