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Feb 27, 2009 07:03 |  #1

Well after after researching for the right CF tripod, I just bought the Fiesol 3441S (blue because: why not). I was looking for a decent tripod for global travel (light and compact) that would hold my gear relatively steady. This baby should also do nicely for hiking when I do not want to drag around my Bogen 3401. I hope I made the right choice.

Now my question: Will a Bogen 488 BH fit and allow the legs to fold up (reverse leg position) for compact storage? I bought the short center column too. If not the 488, what about my 486? I should have the 3441S in a few days to know for sure but I thought someone with this combo could comment.

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Feb 27, 2009 08:26 |  #2

Have you looked at the Markins Q3...Excellant reputation and it's available in blue. Priced a bit higher than the 488 but did I mention it's available in blue...


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Feb 27, 2009 08:46 as a reply to  @ neumanns's post |  #3

You may get clashing of blues! You may be better off with the Q3t, which has less of a flange around the bottom and allows you to reverse the legs and close the legs up more closely around the ballhead.


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Feb 27, 2009 15:59 |  #4

I've been planing to buy this exact tripod, so I'd be curious to hear your thoughts on it when you get it.


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Feb 27, 2009 16:14 |  #5

Did you buy from Really Big Cameras? They didn't have all the fancy colors when I bought mine, but I have to admit some of them look pretty fun!

I actually just picked up the short column the other day from them as well and love it.

As for your question, I don't have the 488 but I believe from researching that it is too big to wrap the legs around in the reverse position. I have a Kirk BH-3 on mine and it gets pretty close, but not enough to fit the whole combo in the supplied Feisol carrying bag.


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Feb 27, 2009 16:39 |  #6

MrGreen wrote in post #7420655 (external link)
I've been planing to buy this exact tripod, so I'd be curious to hear your thoughts on it when you get it.

Get it. I am the OP. I just received the 3441S and all I can say is WOW. I bought it for those times when I did not want to drag around my Manfrotto 3401 (heavy and solid). I was not expecting that the 3441S would be more solid than the Manfrotto, at a fraction of the weight. Virtually no flex in the legs or joints. This is my first CF pod.

To be fair, I have not shot with the 3441S yet but I am very impressed already. The 488BH does prevent the legs from completely closing but it actually is not that bad. I will try my 486BH before I choose a route.

The blue is pretty cool. I generally shoot low profile (for street photography) so the blue was a departure but I like it. I generally go handheld or use a monopod for street stuff anyway. The Feisol case is also real nice. I will use it.

Maybe not Gitzo quality (I have evaluated quite a few) but very well built and solid.


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Feb 27, 2009 16:41 |  #7

[QUOTE=Mutombo;7420749​]Did you buy from Really Big Cameras? quote]

I did. Same price as direct. Pay-pal easy. Arrived in 2 days. Seems to be perfect. I got the spikes and short column too.


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Feb 28, 2009 14:45 |  #8

Does anyone know if the Feisol 3441s will fold up full closed with a Manfrotto 486RC2 head on it?

I do like the looks of the Feisol CB-30C with it, but I already have several RC2 heads and mounts attached to my equipment.

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