A&P My tripod came today...

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  1. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    :eek3: this thing is nice!

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  2. Squally

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    Nice. I have a Bogen/Manfrotto setup for my XL2.
     
  3. Jonny Chimpo

    Jonny Chimpo OT Supporter

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    This is like a soap opera...only worse.

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  4. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    Bogen crew +1
     
  5. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    ive got to make a new strap for my backpack to keep the top of it closer to the bag. it sticks out too far b/c the small bungee cords on it will not hold it
     
  6. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    i didnt take a picture of the horizontal yet

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  7. Mr_Penut

    Mr_Penut Elitist Member OT Supporter

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    nice

    glad you went for this over the other options?
     
  8. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    very!

    it even holds my camera and my 70-200mm IS L too. no flex or movement at all
     
  9. Jonny Chimpo

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    now you see why we tried talking you out of a POS tripod. But what do we know.
     
  10. Pineapple Devil

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    well the other one said it would support 11lbs so i figured it would hold it. its really false advertising b/c there is no way it can hold 11lbs
     
  11. Jonny Chimpo

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    11lbs @ min. height. :mamoru:
     
  12. LEXTC

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    that thing looks sexy as hell. The head looks alittle confusing to me though. I want one of those fighter jet style grips. I heard of people calling them pistol grips but then I think it was Derrict who posted a picture of a real "pistol" grip head.
     
  13. mobbarley

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    Your supposed to take pictures WITH the tripod, not OF the tripod.


    You'll trade that head for a 141RC when you realise what your missing without a quick release.
     
  14. Pineapple Devil

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    one handle controls the vertical level and one controls the horizontal level
     
  15. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    2 way and 3 way heads have their benefits and drawbacks. For what I use the tripod for, I didn't need a 3 way so I went with the pistol grip for quicker adjustments.
     
  16. GlobeGuy

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    Hey... did you buy that on an ebay?
     
  17. LEXTC

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    Yea I looked and it really is called a pistol grip head, this is the same exact one I used before. Here it is with quick release, It took me alittle while to get use to the quick release, I was always scared my camera wasn't really latched in all the way. This thing is pretty sweet IMO.


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  18. LEXTC

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    :mamoru: wtf

    :hs: I can't knock it though, I've never tried it.
     
  19. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    I like that one better. Buy mine!
     
  20. Airpoppoff

    Airpoppoff Vodka > Racing F1

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    You can't use a pistol grip for panning shots though right?
     
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  22. Mr_Penut

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    nice, somethings are not worth compleatly cheaping out on :hs:
     
  23. Pineapple Devil

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    the head came from ebay
    the legs came from bhphoto
     
  24. sony

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    Yeah, it's cool until you realize it'll barely hold your gear in any position other than directly vertical without sagging. :mamoru:
     
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    Quick release plates are really only helpful if you switch between tripod/no tripod a lot (for example you're covering some event, take a group shot.. then you release the camera and go in and take more shots or you're hiking and you set up for a landscape shot, release and continue hiking.. etc etc) If you you set-up and keep the camera on the tripod for a really long time it doesn't really make a huge difference, although it is a bit more of a pain in the ass to mount/dismount. :)
     

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