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Dec 13, 2009 12:59 |  #31

ed rader wrote in post #9183653 (external link)
i thought about that and your point is well taken. i do a lot more shooting handheld in vertical. maybe i can figure out a way to get an L plate for xmas :D.

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another advantage of an L plate is that it adds a layer of protection for the camera body. i carry my camera on my left shoulder, using an UpStrap. As such, the side of the camera that is wrapped with the L plate is facing toward the rear, protecting the body against accidental bumps when I am walking in tight quarters. I wouldn't say this is a reason to get an L plate, but its not an insignificant benefit.


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Dec 13, 2009 13:21 |  #32

stax wrote in post #9189245 (external link)
another advantage of an L plate is that it adds a layer of protection for the camera body. i carry my camera on my left shoulder, using an UpStrap. As such, the side of the camera that is wrapped with the L plate is facing toward the rear, protecting the body against accidental bumps when I am walking in tight quarters. I wouldn't say this is a reason to get an L plate, but its not an insignificant benefit.

Something I hadn't thought about.


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Dec 13, 2009 23:18 |  #33

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It's just because you look to fit the touristy type and they will try to rip you off that way. Clubsnap prices for tripods are sometimes quite high. If I hadn't spent all the money I had this month, I would've sold my 190xprob and then upgraded to a Gitzo, but no way I can do that now.

Ah I figured so. Are all camera places here the type of place where you go in a bargain with them?


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Dec 13, 2009 23:46 as a reply to  @ crcal's post |  #34

Manfrotto is having a $50 rebate if you buy any carbon fiber tripod with any head. I just picked up a 190cxprob with 488rc2 for $357 after Manfrotto rebate and 3% bing cashback (wish I got more since bing advertised 3-10%) with Adorama.com.




  
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Dec 14, 2009 00:10 |  #35

crcal wrote in post #9192633 (external link)
Ah I figured so. Are all camera places here the type of place where you go in a bargain with them?

Yeah but it helps to be a local for some bargaining power.

I'll recommend a few shops:

Cathay Photo @ Peninsular Plaza
John 3:16 Photo Supplies @ Funan IT Mall level 5
SLR Revolution (right opposite J3:16) @ Funan IT Mal level 5

The above are 5 minute walks apart (SLR Revo -> J3:16 are literally 10m apart)

Do not go to the following at Funan IT Mall: Bally Photo, Alan Photo 'cause they'll rip you off.


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Dec 14, 2009 01:54 |  #36

Headshotzx wrote in post #9192849 (external link)
Yeah but it helps to be a local for some bargaining power.

I'll recommend a few shops:

Cathay Photo @ Peninsular Plaza
John 3:16 Photo Supplies @ Funan IT Mall level 5
SLR Revolution (right opposite J3:16) @ Funan IT Mal level 5

The above are 5 minute walks apart (SLR Revo -> J3:16 are literally 10m apart)

Do not go to the following at Funan IT Mall: Bally Photo, Alan Photo 'cause they'll rip you off.

Thanks! I'll check them out hopefully today or tomorrow.


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