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Feb 05, 2012 02:52 |  #46

EOS mE wrote in post #13827867 (external link)
in the portrait orientation, with my 70-200 mounted, it sagged. :(
however, with my 24-70, it held on perfectly. in fact it's still holding there and the standard level still shows leveled.

so, all in all, for $99 on my setup which i used the 24-70 the most, will be good.

I kind of figured it would be too much to ask for it to hold the 70-200 level in portrait but the fact that it holds the 24-70 is good news! I think I'm going to be quite pleased with the value of this tripod. Thanks for cleaning up for us! ;)


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Feb 05, 2012 16:44 |  #47

Stealther wrote in post #13828080 (external link)
Its not electronic, so it should be covered under the general satisfaction warranty which doesn't have a time limit per se.

good to know. :)

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I kind of figured it would be too much to ask for it to hold the 70-200 level in portrait but the fact that it holds the 24-70 is good news! I think I'm going to be quite pleased with the value of this tripod. Thanks for cleaning up for us! ;)

yea, i was hoping it would hold my 70-200.. after all that lens is heavy! but then again.. usually i don't shoot too much portriat position on a tripod for landscape shots, so all in all i think it's a good setup.


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Feb 06, 2012 15:40 as a reply to  @ post 13828080 |  #48

Not to sound like a total dummy but i feel i gotta ask-

do you leave that bottom plate attached to the camera that came with the pod for quick hook-up to the tri:oops:pod,




  
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Feb 06, 2012 16:32 |  #49

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Not to sound like a total dummy but i feel i gotta ask-

do you leave that bottom plate attached to the camera that came with the pod for quick hook-up to the tri:oops:pod,

for me.. not really. i only use tripod from time to time, but when i do use it for night photography.. then i'll leave the plate on the bottom of the camera.

the thing i like about the bottom plate is i don't need to find a quarter to screw that bad boy in. :)


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Feb 09, 2012 04:02 |  #50

I got mine today and I have to say it was $99 well spent. I can get it to hold my 60d with 70-200 2.8 Mk2, 580exii in portrait if I crank it down, not that I'll be using that combo/orientation much but its my heavy setup.

I'm curious to see if a Black Rapid FastenR-T1 will fit under the mount. Anyone try one yet?


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Feb 09, 2012 11:16 |  #51

^^ i saw the FastenR-T1 too, but didn't want to buy to try. haha. plus i'm using more handstraps these days, so trying to sell my RS-7 + FastenR-3.


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Feb 09, 2012 14:10 as a reply to  @ post 13813172 |  #52

is there anyway to attach a pan head on this thing for some video recording??




  
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Feb 09, 2012 16:20 |  #53

^^ not sure about the pan head.. but it already does panning already.


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Feb 09, 2012 16:36 |  #54

jtwong8 wrote in post #13856863 (external link)
is there anyway to attach a pan head on this thing for some video recording??

Here is the manufacturers website for this particular tripod (listed at $199 MSRP):
http://www.dolica.com/​zx600b103/ (external link)

Ballhead is removeable at the base of the tripod.

It lists the mount as a standard 3/8 stud. So your average head should fit.


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Feb 09, 2012 16:41 as a reply to  @ Scatterbrained's post |  #55

thanks ^ obviously i didnt read well enough haha.




  
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Feb 13, 2012 23:16 |  #56

ok guys and gals.. got a new update for you all on this CF tripod.

the website shows the folded length is 23.25" which i thought was too long to fit into my carry-on bag.

so i found a way to shorten it to 19".

flip the center column upside down and tighten it.

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Feb 14, 2012 01:33 as a reply to  @ EOS mE's post |  #57

Excellent :idea:


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Feb 14, 2012 07:47 |  #58

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ok guys and gals.. got a new update for you all on this CF tripod.

the website shows the folded length is 23.25" which i thought was too long to fit into my carry-on bag.

so i found a way to shorten it to 19".

flip the center column upside down and tighten it.

To flip the center column upside down do you have to unscrew the bottom hook?

If so. you could also just unscrew the ball-head instead.


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Feb 14, 2012 11:36 |  #59

Mike, yes u have to unscrew the hook. You can't unscrew the ball head. for the model ending in 300, that one u can unscrew the ball head.

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Feb 14, 2012 11:43 |  #60

I would be very surprised if that ball-head doesn't unscrew. Did you try loosening or removing those set-screws at the bottom?

Note: the specs say it has a 3/8 base. That means it should be removable:

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Base Thread: 3/8"
Quick Release Thread: 1/4"
Removable QR Plate: Yes
Panoramic Angle: Horizontal 360°
Material: Lightweight Aluminum Alloy
Color: Black




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