Tripod question?

Discussion in 'UK Photography' started by theo, Jul 10, 2003.

  1. theo

    theo Guest

    Does anyone have comments about the following tripods:
    Manfrotto 719
    Velbon Maxi 343
    and how they compare to more "classic" models,
    say manfrotto 190?

    Thank you

    theo, Jul 10, 2003
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  2. The same way "Blackpool" compares to "Eiffel".

    Except that the Manfrotto (and others) attain "classic" status by actually
    having a degree of stability. I used a borrowed Velbon 343 to hold a
    borrowed SB28 for a portrait, while my camera was on my 055C. Thanks to the
    Velbon, I was lucky to have caught the SB28 in time before I had to
    shamefacedly return it to my manager in pieces, along with the cash value of
    the unit. I would NOT buy one!

    You can't make people happy by law. If you said to a bunch of average people
    two hundred years ago "Would you be happy in a world where medical care is
    widely available, houses are clean, the world's music and sights and foods
    can be brought into your home at small cost, travelling even 100 miles is
    easy, childbirth is generally not fatal to mother or child, you don't have
    to die of dental abcesses and you don't have to do what the squire tells
    you" they'd think you were talking about the New Jerusalem and say 'yes'.

    -- Terry Pratchett
    Martin Francis, Jul 10, 2003
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