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  1. #1
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    Looking for a Tripod

    How is this tripod. I seen it on ebay for $130.00 including shipping.
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...BALL_HEAD.html

    Frank
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    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

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  2. #2
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    Frank, I don't know enough about heads and tripods to really say, but I know you have to watch out with lots of ball heads if you have big heavy glass on the camera you can pinch your fingers. I have thought about a monopod myself instead of a tripod, something you may want to consider also? I know you shoot lots of wildlife and birds it may be quicker to handle a monopod?
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    Quote Originally Posted by sparkie1263 View Post
    How is this tripod. I seen it on ebay for $130.00 including shipping.
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...BALL_HEAD.html

    Frank
    Manfrotto make pretty good tripods; I've got a 20 year old #55 series.
    I'd say this one's a bit of a lightweight, not very tall but OK for hiking and the like. It depends what you are going to do, generally the sturdier the better, but any tripod is probably better than none at all.

  4. #4
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    i have 4 of the manfrotto 3221wn
    with 488rc2 head
    or 322rc2 head

    and others

  5. #5
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    I like the legs there, but if you're going to get a ballhead, get one with:
    1. A separate tension adjustment knob
    2. A separate panning lock knob

    Believe me - having them separate will be a godsend, especially if you start getting in to heavy glass.

    I also think the ballhead on that tripod is going to be too small for even the setup listed in your signature. It looks like a 484RC2, which really isn't rated for much weight at all.

  6. #6
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    I am going to go to a local store and check them out. I don't think I want to order one online.

    Thanks for all the help

    Frank
    Sony A77
    Sony A580
    Sony A 100
    Maxxum 400si.
    Sony 18-70 Kit Lens
    Minolta AF 35-70
    Minolta AF 50 f/1.7
    Tamron 70-300 f/4-5.6 Di LD
    Tamron 60mm Macro
    Tamron 17-50 f/2.8
    Tamron 2x Converter
    Sony HVL-F42AM
    Quantaray 70-300 4.5-5.6 Macro
    Slingshot 200 Bag



    http://www.flickr.com/photos/22083244@N06/

    http://s305.photobucket.com/albums/nn219/sparkie1263/

  7. #7
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    The 488 holds like a rock..lets go smoothly too...unlike most others that i have owned...as for two knobs...i preffer one..

    If you will be doing lots of position changes the 322rc2 is the way to go

  8. #8
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    Doesn't look like a very heavy duty tripod, but it looks like it may suit your needs Frank.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SONYNUT View Post
    The 488 holds like a rock..lets go smoothly too...unlike most others that i have owned...as for two knobs...i preffer one..

    If you will be doing lots of position changes the 322rc2 is the way to go
    That's great, but the ball on that tripod is either a 484 or a 482 (or something similar) with an RC2 system strapped on to it, not a 488.

  10. #10
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    If you want to use a heavy system like the Alpha 700 or 900 with the latest Zeiss lens and the vertical grip, you'll have a camera weighing approx. 4 kilos (I know, I have that setup on my tripod-with-ballhead). I don't know about the ball head in the photo there, but expect to pay in the range of 500 to 700 USd for a good ball head that can handle up to 12 kilos and more.

    I have just written a review of one that is available in Europe and which is comparable to a http://reallyrightstuff.com/ one --if you're in the US, you should consider these; they're among the best.

    The one I've reviewed is the German made Novoflex ClassicBall 5 (I've actually purchased that one as it is a great system by itself). The review of that ball head can be found here: Novoflex Ball Head Review.

    A whole bunch of images of it can be found on their web site: http://www.novoflex.com(all in German, that's why the review isn't a bad idea --until they have their English site back up).

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