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#1 DJD

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Posted 01 March 2012 - 18:38

Picked it up this Tuesday, what do you guys think?
Oh yeah absolutely love it:

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#2 crazzy88ss

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 06:15

Define "cheapo."

#3 OP DJD

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Posted 03 March 2012 - 11:25

Define "cheapo."


Cheapo in the sarcastic sense haha. all in all, the tripod ballhead and L plate set me back $1400.
A lot of money but worth every penny!

This tripod has some improvements over its predecessors, the base plate has a system in place that won't allow it to drop out any more. The legs are sturdier and have better protection against the elements.
The feet won't fall off anymore, it has build in spikes and it also comes with snow shoes.

#4 Argote

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:24

Somebody has plenty of disposable income :p

#5 blade1269

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 06:58

Hey

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#6 wrack

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:05

Bah...I have to survive on this.

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#7 KingCracker

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Posted 05 March 2012 - 07:09

I understand the importance of a good quality tripod but damn spending that much money for a tripod..

#8 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 01:45

Wow for $1,400 it better do my laundry!

#9 OP DJD

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Posted 06 March 2012 - 23:01

Wow for $1,400 it better do my laundry!


It will dry your laundry lol

#10 Draconian Guppy

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 01:17

It will dry your laundry lol

fair enough :laugh:

#11 crazzy88ss

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Posted 07 March 2012 - 16:29

It will dry your laundry lol


LMAO!

But holy jesus that's a lot for a tripod!

What other tripods have you had? how's it compare?

#12 OP DJD

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 20:00

I have had no other tripods, I like to spend my money on the right stuff right away. Lots of people cheap out on their tripods at first and end up buying several tripods in the end spending more then i did.
Also most people forget with a 5D MkII and a proper lens you have 3.5 grand sitting on top of it, you do not want it to fall to its death!!!!

This tripod can officially support a weight of 25Kg, well I weigh about 71Kg and can lean on it with my full weight and it doesn't even flinch! This thing is as solid as a rock! Tried a few tripods at the store and none of them come even close to the build quality of this, the only brand that has a similar build quality is Really Right Stuff, and those tripods cost even more.

Took me three months to decide which one to buy.

#13 goofyinthehead

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 20:10

I have had no other tripods, I like to spend my money on the right stuff right away. Lots of people cheap out on their tripods at first and end up buying several tripods in the end spending more then i did.


If you've had no other tripod how do you know it's even the "right stuff"? because of the price? More power to you but seems a little over the top unless you're a professional photographer.

#14 OP DJD

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 20:44

If you've had no other tripod how do you know it's even the "right stuff"? because of the price? More power to you but seems a little over the top unless you're a professional photographer.


No because unlike some people who have money to burn, I actually work hard for my money and do a fair amount of research before I buy something. I've spend three months reading reviews online, asking questions, and testing tripods at my local store before deciding this is the right one for my current and future needs. Price doesn't say ****, My 400 dollar Samyang 35mm f/1.4 blows the 1300 dollar Canon 35mm f/1.4 out of the water at almost any level image quality wise. I do not buy things because of their price tag, but for its quality and i never buy something on a whim. High quality tripods have a average life span of 20 years and up if you take good care of them thats only 70 dollars a year. I know plenty of people who still use their 30 year old Gitzo's on a daily basis.

#15 Zain Adeel

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Posted 08 March 2012 - 21:20

wow..
i just dont know what to say :o

please take care of the tripod!
and congrats on the buy..

my tripod cost me $15

What are some features of this Tripod? I mean.. why is it so expensive? is it just the good built quality or some high tech features? Like auto balance or something? :p



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