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Old 06-21-2006   #21
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Anyone have or used a Gitzo G1155T Traveler tripod or a RRS BH25 Ball Head, would like to know your opinion on either or even both together would be GREAT.
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Manfrotto 190MF4 w/ 322RC2 head. Not exactly the best studio 'pod, but works great on location. I find that I use a tripod much more frequently, now that I have a light and compact unit.
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Old 06-21-2006   #23
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I just got a Bogen with grip ball head.* It's my first real tripod.
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Old 06-22-2006   #24
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What's the difference between Bogen-Manfrotto?* I ordered my stuff and when it arrives says Manfrotto on it.* But then I see advertising for just Bogen or just Manfrotto or both as Bogen-Manfrotto.
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They're one in the same.
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do some people use their tripods as monopods? is that acceptable?
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I can use the carry strap to "lock" the legs closed, and extend only one leg. This really is nothing like the experience of using a purpose built monopod, but when time is of the essence, it's better than no support when some stability is necessary.
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do some people use their tripods as monopods? is that acceptable?
If it holds the camera still... I don't care if it's your grandma's walking cane, use it.

I've definitely used a tripod that way.

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I just purchased a Dynatran AT-858 tripod with ball head and a model ATM-CF 901 carbon fiber monopod with ball head from Amvona on Ebay. I'm very pleased with the solid build and quality of both of them.
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Something from the lower end of the price range: Manfrotto 728B 'Digi tripod with 3-way head'

For $149, this is IMO by far the best tripod including head you can get.
Pro: Quite solid, supports 7.7 kg, quick release plate, half decent 3-way head
Con: quick flip levers might wear out, a bit on the heavy side (3.9 kg), head can not be removed

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