A&P UPS came... *pics*

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  1. phatkat

    phatkat I got nothing...

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    and then I did. :o

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    GB Pro Gaffer Tape
    Gitzo GT3540XLS 6X CF Systematic 4-sec long
    RRS L-plate for 5D
    RRS BH-55 Ballhead with B2-AS II leaver release clamp
    RRS B86 lens plate.
     
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    austincabot New Member

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    You came cause you got head?:wiggle:
     
  4. phatkat

    phatkat I got nothing...

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    :rofl: :werd:
     
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    hot stuff. where did you order from? how were they?
     
  6. phatkat

    phatkat I got nothing...

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    I try and always order all my stuff from www.bhphotovideo.com they have never done me wrong. I also get free 3day (and discounted on all other) shipping since I'm a member of NAPP. :bigthumb:

    the RRS stuff i ordered straight from RRS and they were great! Assisted a bit in my decision process which was very nice.

    This tripod will extend WAY above my head (I'm 6'5") without a center column. :)
     
  7. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    I need to buy a good tripod :hs:
     
  8. phatkat

    phatkat I got nothing...

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    This was really probably the hardest investment I made w/ my photography stuff. I dunno why... mostly cause it cost so f'en much. I wanted to get something that would work for me and do it right the first time tho. I defiantly did not need that hefty of a head (or legs) for that matter. Although now this setup will be MORE than enough for any job I do and any gear I rent. Goes above and beyond my height so I can do top downs off a ladder and what not. :dunno:

    Still to do it right... it costs. :hs:
     
  9. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    how much were those legs
     
  10. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    not to be a moron, but what does a nice expensive tripod do that a $50 one doesn't?

    i understand that it's probably MUCH more sturdy, but other than that ... :dunno:
     
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    the gitzo pods are nice because they are extremely stable while being light weight. if you are not worried about weight just get the most stable tripod you can find. which will probably be something older by bogen/manfrotto.
     
  12. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    sturdier, taller, lighter.... the lighter part might not sound like a big deal, but when you've got a pack filled with 1 35mm/DSLR body, one MF body, some lenses, film, flashes, etc.. you'll bless that light tripod. Me, I have a cheapo tripod right now.. it works ok as long as it's not windy...
     
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    phatkat I got nothing...

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    seven fiddy :o
     
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    overkill but sweet
     
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    phatkat I got nothing...

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    First of... the "other than that" is a HUGE deal. Sturdy will make or break your shot on long exposures. Also.. the $50 tripods will not hold a lens or camera of any decent weight sturdy. Again... study is "key".

    I'm looking up a few links for ya :) 1 min...
     
  16. IntheWorks

    IntheWorks windin film.. takin pics Moderator

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    shoulda looked around... local shop in columbus sells it for 689
     
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    phatkat I got nothing...

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    *shrug* I did some looking but I don't like buying from most places online due to how much people have problems with them.

    Locally it was much more. :(
     
  18. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    i guess i didn't think about putting a gigantic lens like yours on a POS tripod like mine. :rofl:

    and i understand the long exposure shots ... one tiny gust of wind, and my pic is shit.
     
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    phatkat I got nothing...

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    phatkat I got nothing...

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    My lens I small compared to what this setup can handle.

    I could have saved maybe $80 or so going w/ a smaller head but *shrug* then if I ever rented something that required a larger head I would have wished I spent the $80.

    Honestly I was going w/ that head setup regardless of the legs. The legs are quite pricey but I went with them because having the camera at eye level with NO center column was very important to me. This can go above and beyond which I really like. Problem was... most tripod legs were WAY below this one in height... went from like 60" to this which is 78"
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    Now I get it! ;)

    I didn't even really realize there wasn't a center column in yours. :o
     
  22. Nice legs! I donno, I kinda still like Derricts legs alot. Does your legs let you extend all the way to the floor also?

    I don't have one but I'd really like to get an Arcatech head, those are pretty sweet. :naughty:

    I wish I could justify spending money on a nice expensive tripod :o :wtc:
     
  23. SLED

    SLED build an idiot proof device and someone else will

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    What setup does Derrict have?
     
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    Very nice!
     
  25. Mitchj

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    Nice buy.

    But for someone with such high end equipment, the pics you posted here don't look very good :p
     

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