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jhawk1000 06-22-2018 07:55 AM

New travel tripod, Zomei Z688
As I have said before, we are going to Ireland and have decided to take lighter tripods so we looked at travel tripods. At present, we both have Gitzo aluminum pods which are great but heavy. Coupled with a Foba Superball head on one and an Acratech on the other, they were too heavy to carry over Ireland. I found a listing for a Zomei Z688 which sounded good and the price with ball head on ebay was $59.99. I bit and ordered one and I am very happy that I did. It arrived very fast from the US and is a fine purchase. It is light, the ball head holds my Nikon D800 with 300mm f4 securely and it breaks down into a monopod if needed. So the tripod lineup going with us includes the new Zomei and a very light Gitzo with the new Demon DB-44 head on the Gitzo pod. We have hired a professional photographer in Ireland to take us to a 3 hour evening shoot around the Dingle peninsula and a tripod is mandatory. The business leading the private tour is: and you can see some of his other travelers and his pictures. We still need graduated filters for the sunsets which will be ordered soon, We have ND filters.

mike C 06-22-2018 10:58 AM

Re: New travel tripod, Zomei Z688
Wonder why the magnesium one is 10 dollars cheaper. Couldn't find the weight of the tripod. Do you know?

jhawk1000 06-22-2018 11:08 AM

Re: New travel tripod, Zomei Z688
It says about 3.2 lbs--1.58 Kg with head. I bought mine here.

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