A&P is this a good combo for a tripod....

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  1. fukijama1

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    the 484RC2 head is pretty weak. What camera are you mounting to it?
     
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    Those heads suck. Sticks are cool though.
    On the other hand, I have basically the same sticks for sale, with a much better head for a lot less :big grin:
     
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    :bigthumb: im looking around...since i know jack about tripods
    d80 w/ grip
     
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    in other words buy eighteen psi :hsugh:
     
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    Get a better head with those legs.
     
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    recommendation on good head?:naughty:
     
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    those legs suck. goofy twisting clamp setup and only 11lb capacity.
     
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    yeah, they do. It's a light to medium density foam. Very nice to hold.
     
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    which are you referring to

    EDIT: nvm
     
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    Ok dumb question, but what is so good about ball head. How do you know when it's level?


    :o
     
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    the 190xdb legs you first posted. Maybe 'suck' is too harsh a word, I mean they're decent, but side by side, I personally didn't have to think twice about the slik legs.
     
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    The d80 has horizon lines in the viewfinder!! Makes it easy!!

    [​IMG]

    :bowdown:
     
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    Ball head is easy to compose quickly since you can just hold the cam, move it exactly where you want and lock the ball. Much faster than the 3-way heads, though you arguably don't have as much fine adjustment since you can't really move only one axis at a time.

    If I were doing studio shots of static objects I'd probably want a 3 way. For everything else, give me a ball, and ideally an offset at that.

    As far as 'when it's level'.... :squint:
     
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    What's so wrong about asking when it's level? :hsd:
     
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    Shit, you're right. I didn't look close enough. I thought it was the 190XB with the normal lever lock clamps. Yeah, it's not a Gitzo G-1500, but for a budget tripod the 190XB is ok.

    The twisty clamp XDB version sucks balls though. :o
     
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    mine has level bubbles built in for a few diff planes
     
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    White Stormy Take that, subspace!

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    I have the 488RC4

    it's awesome except at a high angle with a big lens, the camera sometimes actually slips on the camera plate.. I mounted the plate turned in a different (technically wrong) direction and haven't had any problems, though.

    have the 055XPROB legs.

    they're awesome. perfect for my needs. if they folded up smaller and weighed less, they'd be perfect for everyone.
     
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    Gitzo G226 'Reporter Compact Performance' :bowdown:
    It's heavy though, for its size. Particularly with the huge 475 head on it :rofl:
     
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    Yeah, that's a badass setup. it's twice the price of mine, and the horizontal feature makes it worth it.

    For ~$150, my setup rules.

    for ~$300, this setup rules.
     
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    Might have to convince the wife I need this.:x:
     
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