As you might have read (here) I have damaged my Manfrotto 055XPROB tripod.
I have since bought a new replacement - what should I do with the old one ?
The origonal cost me £119 in February, the replacement £129 in May.
The parts to repair the origonal will be, near enough, £80 (including VAT and Postage).
1 lower clam shell
2 upper leg tubes
2 middle leg tubes
1 lower leg tube
1 VAT & Postage
1. Right it off and keep the remaining good bits for spares (might shorten the centre column)
2. Repair it and keep it for a rainy day (a personal spare)
3. Repair it and sell it on ebay (reserve of repair cost + postage)
4. Repair it and sell it on ebay with a 2nd hand head (to be sourced off ebay)
Sadly, if I do repair it, all the legs will be plain (no "Manfrotto" logo), although I should be able to transfer the serial number from one casting to another.
I am watching a few used 055XPROB's on ebay (UK) and will see what they go for before making any rash decisions.
Thoughts or experience welcome.