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Old 11-09-2013   #21
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I probably won't replace the head I already have which is a Sirui.
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I am using a Giottos mt 8361
love this tripod very light, very sturdy
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I have a Flashpoint carbon, far less expensive than the big name brands but is well built and sturdy. My is the size I can use when standing fully upright, or ground level macro work. Very happy with it.
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I use a Manfrotto 190CXPro3 carbon fiber with the ballhead Max showed above. The 190 is a little less than the 055 and will hold less weight, but still will go to around 11 lbs (5 kg, I think...).
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Someone mentioned knock-off in an earlier post. I have a Carbon Benro, and its ideal, never a problem and every bit as good as the name brands, at less than half the price.
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Thank you everyone who gave me advice on the tripod!!

I got a Manfrotto 055CXPRO Carbon Fibre tripod for Christmas.
Also getting the leg warmers from my sister when I see them on New Years Eve.

Love the horizontal centre pole to shoot downwards.
Debating getting the shorter centre pole so that I can get it very low to the ground, but they only seem to do that in aluminium rather than carbon fibre.
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Thank you everyone who gave me advice on the tripod!!

I got a Manfrotto 055CXPRO Carbon Fibre tripod for Christmas.
Also getting the leg warmers from my sister when I see them on New Years Eve.

Love the horizontal centre pole to shoot downwards.
Debating getting the shorter centre pole so that I can get it very low to the ground, but they only seem to do that in aluminium rather than carbon fibre.
Congrats, 3- or 4 section legs ? If it has the standard rubber cap-feet you might also want to look into: Retractable Suction Cup Spiked Ft 20.4mm F/055CX3/055CXPRO3 204SCK3 - Feet | Manfrotto, please note: there is a different set for the 4-section legs

Instead of a shorter vertical centercolumn, you can get the tripod flatter to the ground by setting the centercolumn horizontal first

...€0.02...

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I got the three section one, Max.
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you no, i have been using a old plane tiltall for about 8 years now the thing is heavy and i don't like lugging it around stays at home mostly,i just find the carbon tripods cost so dam much $ even looking at used ones will put you back about $400-600. i mean its a tripod right! three legs for support, they all do about the same thing,i saw one at my nearest costco and almost got it but it was a table top one,i will keep looking around though,need some thing i can hall with my backpack...
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you no, i have been using a old plane tiltall for about 8 years now the thing is heavy and i don't like lugging it around stays at home mostly,i just find the carbon tripods cost so dam much $ even looking at used ones will put you back about $400-600. i mean its a tripod right! three legs for support, they all do about the same thing,i saw one at my nearest costco and almost got it but it was a table top one,i will keep looking around though,need some thing i can hall with my backpack...
...this innovative new product is tripod and monopod, & folds 'the other way' to make it really compact - fits inside a backpack...

...just €0.00002...

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