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Manfrotto 190MF4 + 460MG head

 
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Oct 25, 2006 09:03 |  #1

hi all,

I am on the hunt for a good all round tripod. I am very new to this game, so much so i was surprised to learn that the tripod didn't automatically come with the bit the camera secures to...

I done a bit of research and I like the look of the manfrotto 190mf4. its a bit pricey for me, but think its a good investment. I haven't seen one in the flesh but from the specs and text it sounds like it is fairly compact when collapsed ie very portable (could carry it on my bike with camera)...

as for the head, this is the big grey area for me. again I haven't seen one in the flesh well, that is if my colleagues one is a different model. I like the compact knobs and believe this is the right head for me.

I don't have a particular area in which I specialise in. i have taken still lifes, landscapes and motorsports photos in the past so both the head and legs have to be versatile.

so, does anyone use any of the above and if so, could they comment on it please.

thanks

Eoghan


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Oct 26, 2006 08:13 |  #2

one of the heads i have is a 460mg. they're small and won't hold too much weight, but they're sturdy and smooth. it's a decent 3way with a rc2 receiver. what body and lens are you going to use with it?? i also have a mf4 (generally i have a 322rc2 on these legs) and have used this combo before when i've needed to carry the tripod around all day.
did you have any specific questions?


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Oct 30, 2006 03:18 as a reply to  @ blackviolet's post |  #3

I'm using the 350d body with either the kit lens or the 70-300usm... all together, not too heavy. at the moment, i don't envisage getting any heavy lenses because my pockets are not very deep...


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Oct 30, 2006 07:01 |  #4

Although the Manfrotto 3001BD is aluminum it has almost the same specs as the 190 yet on .14 kg more weight. It is slightly more compact in size, very sturdy and supports more weight than the 190. Not to mention a hecka lot cheaper than the Carbon Fiber 190.




  
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Oct 30, 2006 07:13 |  #5

i have the 190MF4 and a 3021Pro. They have different uses. I use the 190 when flying somewhere because it's short ahd light. The problem is that in everyday use it's a bit too short without extending the center post.


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