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Apr 08, 2009 14:21 |  #1

im am getting a 488rc2, Now i need legs.

Have been looking into the o55xprob and will probably shoot for those but i was wondering if there are any legs that are lighter, carbon fiber, just as sturdy, and stable within a similar price range.

I know they will cost more, so what I mean is what are the next level up to the 055xprob legs with more advanced features in a close price range.

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Apr 08, 2009 14:42 |  #2

To move up, I would suggest the Gitzo line, either the 1 series (the 1541, for example,) or the 2 (meaning 2000 series, a bit heavier.) Both are carbon fiber, with lifetime warranties. And expensive, though many consider them to be the top rated tripods out there for the weight and construction.

The Benro and Feisol carbon fiber are a level down, with good features and lightweight. You'll save a couple hundred dollars, but look carefully at the warranties. If they say 3 years, I would expect to have to replace the tripod at that time if you use it regularly.

That's the advantage of spending a bit more at the outset.

Manfrotto is an excellent tripod, just a bit heavier than cf.


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Apr 08, 2009 16:26 |  #3

brit84 wrote in post #7692578 (external link)
im am getting a 488rc2, Now i need legs.

Have been looking into the o55xprob and will probably shoot for those but i was wondering if there are any legs that are lighter, carbon fiber, just as sturdy, and stable within a similar price range.

I know they will cost more, so what I mean is what are the next level up to the 055xprob legs with more advanced features in a close price range.

thanks

You're not going to find good tripod legs in carbon fiber for the same price as the 055xProB. I just got my 055xProB legs and 488RC2 head last week, they are not particularly heavy. I bought the 401N strap to go with them.


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Apr 08, 2009 16:48 |  #4

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You're not going to find good tripod legs in carbon fiber for the same price as the 055xProB. I just got my 055xProB legs and 488RC2 head last week, they are not particularly heavy. I bought the 401N strap to go with them.

my benro legset cost me about $250. i'll take them over the manfrottos anyday.

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Apr 08, 2009 19:41 |  #5

ed rader wrote in post #7693501 (external link)
my benro legset cost me about $250. i'll take them over the manfrottos anyday.

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055XProB legs are $150. ;)


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Apr 08, 2009 21:52 |  #6

ed rader wrote in post #7693501 (external link)
my benro legset cost me about $250. i'll take them over the manfrottos anyday.

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I'm with ya... I still have my 055XB legs and don't use them ever. My Induro is simply awesome.


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Apr 08, 2009 22:48 |  #7

Not sure about the new ones, but I have a set of Feisol legs that are several years old. I really like them and they do everything I can imagine I need them to do.


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