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Manfrotto carbon fiber tripod @ best buy for $230

 
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Oct 18, 2009 11:30 |  #1

I was @ best buy yesterday and saw a Manfrotto carbon fiber tripod for $230. Is anyone familair with this unit? How does it compare to Aluminum 190XPROB+488RC2 combo? I tried the search function and did not come up with anything.

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http://www.bestbuy.com …uct&cp=1&id=121​8102738231 (external link)


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Oct 18, 2009 13:26 |  #2

I did not know about this, so visited Manfrottos web site. It seems to be part of their M-Y range of lightweight tripods. In Manfrotto's own words "designed for first-time photographers" and unlike the 190, 055 and Neotec ranges, comes complete with either a ball or 3-way head.

So to your question: I guess the 190 is probably stronger/stiffer/heavi​er/more expensive.


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Oct 18, 2009 18:45 |  #3

Your local best buy may have one. I saw one once. Actually I take it back. I saw one very similar. It had a 3 way head, but I think the legs were the same! It wasn't particularly impressive. Not bad, but doesn't remotely compare to the 190xprob. The leg position locks weren't nearly as solid and they don't have nearly the range of positioning offered by the 190xprob. The center column on the 190xprob also does crazy stuff that can be super useful.


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Oct 18, 2009 19:54 |  #4

Mine has one and a Sunpak version. They're both nice and actually quite awesome. I was surprised about Sunpak's quality, but still, it's really for simple setups like a Rebel and small lens. It doesn't support much weight. With the right ballhead I'm sure it'd be fine. They are awesomely light though!!!


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Oct 18, 2009 20:39 as a reply to  @ _aravena's post |  #5

It has one of the Mini ball heads on it, and it does not appear to be removeable. At least I could not get it off in the store (much to the dismay of the sales person)

I think it would support my S5IS but nothing heavier.




  
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Oct 18, 2009 23:46 |  #6

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Oct 19, 2009 14:26 as a reply to  @ DANATTHEROCK's post |  #7

I'm sure the original poster appreciates your insightful comments as much as your wit and humor.

It added so much to the discussion.




  
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Oct 19, 2009 14:39 |  #8

Went by Best Buy to look at it again. BB's Manfrotto carbon fiber has a rating for 7+ lbs support. So it's basically good for most DSLR w/o a large telephoto lens. The small ball head does not look removable. At least not easily. The entire setup was 3-4 lbs so it's very light.

I carry my tripod on short hike a couple of weekends ago. It's just a bit heavy at 6+ lbs. I was also carrying my Kata 3n1 at the same time. Maybe I need a better carrying case or just upgrade to 190CXPRO.


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