A&P So I just got my first real support system.

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  1. ittech

    ittech "If You're Not Part of the Solution, There's Good OT Supporter

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    I've never had a good support system so I've usually always done handheld SLR everything.

    Just got in the:

    Gitzo G1227 mk2 carbon fiber tripod
    RRS BH-40 with lever clamp and arca-swiss lever plate
    RRS L bracket for 20D and grip
    RRS shoe for 70-200 2.8L
    Gitzo G1566 mk2 aluminum monopod (had it before with no head)
    Bogen 3232 swivel head for monopod
    RRS arca-swiss lever plate for monopod


    It's sooo much better than my topply manfrotto mini tripod with a head that couldn't hold my lenses steady at all.


    Now I'm thinking I should return the 1227 for the 1228 gitzo to compromise a tad between travel and non-travel tripods and junk the manfrotto mini. Don't want to use that thing ever again. :o

    I'll post pics here later, charging the batteries for my crummy point and shoot. :mamoru:
     
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    damn my sony camera is horrible.
     
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    ittech "If You're Not Part of the Solution, There's Good OT Supporter

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    btw the tripod AND the ball head weigh a total of 4.3 lbs, and it's really sturdy.

    ticks me off that you buy an expensive set of legs and get no bag/carrying case for it though.
     
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    :rofl: does your sofa really have the designer name at the bottom?
     
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    :o

    It's new and I haven't gotten around to taking the footrest plastic covering off yet :fawk:
     
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    Damn that's nice. I haven't gotten around to a tripod yet and I have been thinking lately that I really want to. I will probably go this route right off the bat rather than upgrading 3 times like everyone always ends up doing.
     
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    You old.. old... old man! :mamoru2:
     
  9. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    thats nice! i was thinking yesterday i need to invest in a good tripod
     
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    It's not just a tripod man! :eek3:
     
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    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    never said it was. i said I need to invest in a good tripod
     
  12. ittech

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    Thats what I pretty much decided to do. Well I have a mini tripod that was like $100 with head.

    This setup is really amazing. Real busy at work so I can't play until the weekend :hsd:
     
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    the tripod and head weight 4.3 lbs combined :eek4:
     
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    what did that bad boy run you?
     
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    ittech "If You're Not Part of the Solution, There's Good OT Supporter

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    stole the legs for $280, got head for $340 or so plus the bracket/plates for another buck twenty five.

    i think it'll be like 850$ or so, usually 1000$ retail.

    :noes:
     
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    :bigok:

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    I can't wait to get a DSLR to use it with. :run:
     
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    :eek5: that I basically swapped a laptop for a tripod setup? :o
     
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    ittech "If You're Not Part of the Solution, There's Good OT Supporter

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    shot this the other night using it, no creep at all :bowdown: very easy to use.

    but it was a bit cloudy (wispy) over the moon and it started raining on me a few minutes after this shot so I went back inside.

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    Cool man, cool. I wish I wasn't such a creep. :hs:

    I mean I wish my tripod didn't have as much creep. :hs:
     

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