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Feb 21, 2014 17:01 |  #16

This is good...usd 212

http://www.holgacamera​.com …gel-aluminium-tripod-kit/ (external link)


Other but less travel like...usd 269

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Feb 21, 2014 17:27 |  #17

angelIV wrote in post #16706960 (external link)
Thank you guys, I have been looking for pre owned legs, found a manfrotto 3221wn, researching if it's ok.

That was the old set of legs that the 055XB replaced. It is lower end compared to the 055XPROB. If you're going used, you should be able to find the 055XPROB within your budget, so I'd hold out for that one over the 3221wn.


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Feb 21, 2014 17:34 |  #18

angelIV wrote in post #16706960 (external link)
Thank you guys, I have been looking for pre owned legs, found a manfrotto 3221wn, researching if it's ok.

It's the predecessor to the Manfrotto 055 suggested above. It's a good one.


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Feb 21, 2014 17:51 |  #19

Dear angel,

The Manfrotto/Bogen 3221WN is sort of comparable to the 055XPRO legs minus the tilting center column. They do come with spiked feet which can be a huge advantage outdoors in rugged and uneven terrain. The "WN" stand for wilderness and the tripods were marketed to outdoor/wildlife photographers.

You should be able to find a set of 3221WN's in good condition for $ 75.00 or less. I would consider the 055XPRO's advertised here on the for sale board for $ 100.00 as a better deal unless the deal you are looking at for the 3321WN's is priced under $ 75.00 and/or includes accessories like a carrying case.

Register at the Fred Miranda forums and browse the for sale section there too. If you look around you can find a good set of legs in a few days to a weeks time.

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Feb 21, 2014 19:37 |  #20

Thanks you guys....I'll wait and see a bit. If I don't find anything soon, I may go with the manfrotto 190. Thanks again.


Gear list: 7d, 50d, xti, EOS 66 film, Canon FTB,sigma 18-35 1.8 art len, EF 24-105L, 70-200f4. Manfrotto 190xpro, sirui g20x. BR metro.

  
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Feb 21, 2014 21:59 |  #21

The Bogan 3221 IS the Manfrotto 055PRO. It's not an earlier, lesser model. I have one of each and the Manfrotto is a little older and also has the Bogan name and model number. The tripod has changed a little over the years and there are some different versions available, but it has been essentially the same for about 40 years whether the name on it was Bogan or Manfrotto.

BTW, Anybody remember the ads with Lester Bogan SITTING on one of his tripods?


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Feb 24, 2014 15:57 |  #22

Thank you for all the inputs finally I ordered the 190xpro. Now if i may just ask one more question I can't seem to find any answer in the web, will a sirui g20 head fit in the manfrotto? The sirui has a 1/4 while manfrotto has 3/4?


Gear list: 7d, 50d, xti, EOS 66 film, Canon FTB,sigma 18-35 1.8 art len, EF 24-105L, 70-200f4. Manfrotto 190xpro, sirui g20x. BR metro.

  
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Feb 24, 2014 17:55 |  #23

angelIV wrote in post #16714212 (external link)
Thank you for all the inputs finally I ordered the 190xpro. Now if i may just ask one more question I can't seem to find any answer in the web, will a sirui g20 head fit in the manfrotto? The sirui has a 1/4 while manfrotto has 3/4?

Are you sure the Sirui has 1/4" threads? I think that refers to the screw attaching the quick release to the ball, not the ballhead mount. If it really was only 1/4", it would not be able to fit on standard 3/8" tripods.


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Feb 24, 2014 18:44 |  #24

Thank you, I was hoping it will fit, I really like the reviews on sirui.


Gear list: 7d, 50d, xti, EOS 66 film, Canon FTB,sigma 18-35 1.8 art len, EF 24-105L, 70-200f4. Manfrotto 190xpro, sirui g20x. BR metro.

  
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Feb 25, 2014 03:21 |  #25

angelIV wrote in post #16714212 (external link)
Thank you for all the inputs finally I ordered the 190xpro. Now if i may just ask one more question I can't seem to find any answer in the web, will a sirui g20 head fit in the manfrotto? The sirui has a 1/4 while manfrotto has 3/4?

I have on Sirui G20, and that has ¾" thread.

By the way, it is a horrible ball head. I really can't recommend it. The tension control is unpredictable. After few months usage, the only way to lock the ball is to use force on the main knob.The panning is very unsmooth, and the panning has become very unsmooth. And it is of course very hard to point the camera exactly the way I want it. It is poor quality in all respects. Even the camera plate is of bad quality, as it is not not equal broad at both ends.




  
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Feb 25, 2014 06:42 |  #26

Thanks afoton.


Gear list: 7d, 50d, xti, EOS 66 film, Canon FTB,sigma 18-35 1.8 art len, EF 24-105L, 70-200f4. Manfrotto 190xpro, sirui g20x. BR metro.

  
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Feb 25, 2014 06:57 |  #27

I think we are discussing 1/4" vs. 3/8".. not 3/4"... that would be Huge.

You can easily find reducing bushings that take you from 3/8 16 thread to a 1/4 20: www.amazon.com/Promast​er-Tripod-Thread-Adapter-Pack/dp/B002MXO47I/ (external link)

I only used that one for a decent photo.... you can find them in lots of places: the tripod manufacturers all sell them, B&H, Adorama also sell them.


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Feb 25, 2014 07:38 |  #28

3/8'' of course. Sirui G-20 has 3/8'' thread (and Manfrotto has the same).




  
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Feb 25, 2014 07:41 |  #29

You could also take a look at this one:
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …79_000_BHD0_Bal​lhead.html (external link)

I hear good things about Induro.


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Feb 25, 2014 08:15 |  #30

Any cost price tripod will suffer, particularly the head, its a fact of life. There's no easy way to say this, but the fact is that a good tripod and head is not going to be cheap.


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