Advice on buying camera

Discussion in 'Photography' started by Jack, Dec 29, 2013.

  1. Jack

    Whiskers Guest

    On 2014-01-02, Savageduck <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:
    > On 2014-01-02 13:54:58 +0000, "Jack" <> said:
    >
    >> Noboby has suggested any buzz words to put in my Google search, or any make
    >> and model :-(. But thanks for the replies, aanyway.

    >
    > I could have sworn I mentioned my Manfrotto 30218PRO which is old
    > enough to be replaced with another model from their catalog with one
    > which has similar features. Then there are Giottos, Gitzo, and others,
    > it is just a matter of what you are prepared to spend.
    > <
    > http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/searc...=4075788742+4291429298+4291428784+4289361368&
    >>

    > or
    > < http://tinyurl.com/m5fw57u >


    Both my tripods can spread their legs almost horizontally, and they both
    have reversible columns. One is a Manfrotto 190B, the other has lost
    its makers' label; it dates from the '80s and may have been an 'own
    brand' from Jessops or some other store. Both are hefty lumps of metal
    but by no means as massive as a studio stand.

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    Whiskers, Jan 2, 2014
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  2. Jack

    Savageduck Guest

    On 2014-01-02 17:57:59 +0000, Whiskers <> said:

    > On 2014-01-02, Savageduck <savageduck1@{REMOVESPAM}me.com> wrote:
    >> On 2014-01-02 13:54:58 +0000, "Jack" <> said:
    >>
    >>> Noboby has suggested any buzz words to put in my Google search, or any make
    >>> and model :-(. But thanks for the replies, aanyway.

    >>
    >> I could have sworn I mentioned my Manfrotto 30218PRO which is old
    >> enough to be replaced with another model from their catalog with one
    >> which has similar features. Then there are Giottos, Gitzo, and others,
    >> it is just a matter of what you are prepared to spend.
    >> <
    >> http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/searc...=4075788742+4291429298+4291428784+4289361368&


    or
    <
    >>
    >> http://tinyurl.com/m5fw57u >

    >
    > Both my tripods can spread their legs almost horizontally, and they both
    > have reversible columns. One is a Manfrotto 190B, the other has lost
    > its makers' label; it dates from the '80s and may have been an 'own
    > brand' from Jessops or some other store. Both are hefty lumps of metal
    > but by no means as massive as a studio stand.


    Yup! I also have a Slik PRO870 CF, a lighter weight than my Manfrotto
    30218PRO which also has a reversible column. However, the Manfrotto is
    a tad more flexible, but the Slik will still do the job Jack requires
    of it.

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    Regards,

    Savageduck
     
    Savageduck, Jan 2, 2014
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  3. Jack

    Jack Guest

    >
    > Both my tripods can spread their legs almost horizontally, and they both
    > have reversible columns. One is a Manfrotto 190B, the other has lost
    > its makers' label; it dates from the '80s and may have been an 'own
    > brand' from Jessops or some other store. Both are hefty lumps of metal


    From what I have described, will any Manfrotto tripod suit my needs? It's
    rather difficult to see all their attributes from what is given online.

    With thanks.
     
    Jack, Jan 2, 2014
    #63
  4. Jack

    Savageduck Guest

    On 2014-01-02 19:06:42 +0000, "Jack" <> said:

    >>
    >> Both my tripods can spread their legs almost horizontally, and they both
    >> have reversible columns. One is a Manfrotto 190B, the other has lost
    >> its makers' label; it dates from the '80s and may have been an 'own
    >> brand' from Jessops or some other store. Both are hefty lumps of metal

    >
    > From what I have described, will any Manfrotto tripod suit my needs? It's
    > rather difficult to see all their attributes from what is given online.
    >
    > With thanks.


    I suggest looking at their 190 series.
    < http://www.manfrotto.us/collection/8374.58969.1070647.0.0/190_new_series >
    You might also take a look at what Slik has to offer:
    < http://www.slik.co.jp/slik_com/carbon_series.html >


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    Regards,

    Savageduck
     
    Savageduck, Jan 2, 2014
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  5. Jack

    Jack Guest

    Far better, I think, to use my aluminium easel -- I can strap my old tripod
    head on to its extendible column, and it has just the right leg splay (two
    of them further apart than the third) and leg height and leg girth for my
    needs.
    Thanks for the replies, anyhow :).
     
    Jack, Jan 2, 2014
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