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Mar 27, 2014 20:12 |  #1

I was going to buy this tripod from Amazon tomorrow, the price was $499.99 this morning when I woke up, now I get home and the price is now $549.95. Is this new price still a good deal? What is the regular price for this tripod? Do you think it will be back to $499.99 anytime soon? Any input is greatly appreciated.


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Mar 27, 2014 20:39 |  #2

They tend to increase the price in your cart if you don't buy it right away. Amazon pricing is a scam...


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Mar 27, 2014 20:50 |  #3

Ha. Leave it in your cart and keep an eye on the price for a week or two. Amazon is constantly changing prices back and forth. I load my wish list up with items and check it daily to keep track.


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Mar 28, 2014 01:13 |  #4

I am curious why the Gitzo tripods are so OVERPRICE? Do they improve your pictures quality? To me Gitzo is plain ugly and ridiculously overprice. $700 for a set? I'd rather spend that money on a good glass. Just saying


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Mar 28, 2014 03:43 |  #5

Myduc1098 wrote in post #16792003 (external link)
Do they improve your pictures quality?

Yes.


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Mar 28, 2014 08:56 |  #6

If one doesn't shoot in very challenging environments, a great tripod can last you a lifetime. I wish I could say that for camera bodies. I bought my 60D near the end of its production life and am now replacing it with a 70D. I've had the 60D for right around 2 years. My RRS tripod and monopod could well last me until I'm too old to handle a DSLR.


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Mar 28, 2014 09:16 |  #7

just like buying glass, you get what you pay for. if you need a tripod for shooting stills indoors, then you don't need a gitzo necessarily. if you are hiking and want to shoot on a rocky slope, then a gitzo makes sense.

lighter, sturdier, taller, etc. all make a tripod more expensive. not everyone needs it, but some do. not all people need a 600mm lens, but some do.

I have owned a gitzo and it was excellent, worth the money to get a rugged, light set of legs with a lifetime warranty. However, it was more than I needed so I "downgraded" to something that fit my needs better.

Have Tom (Sirrith) post some photos of what he does to his tripods in the field and then ask if a $100 dolica could do that :)


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Mar 28, 2014 15:09 |  #8

gpswiz wrote in post #16791584 (external link)
They tend to increase the price in your cart if you don't buy it right away. Amazon pricing is a scam...

What you have in your cart has nothing to do with price increases.


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Mar 29, 2014 00:45 |  #9

Overpriced? You bet they are. I'm directing my surviving heirs to will my Gitzo to their surviving heirs.


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