My new purchase.

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Razeus, Mar 20, 2010.

  1. Razeus macrumors 603

    Jul 11, 2008
    Signed up for Bing Cashback. 4% cashback on my new purchases, as well as the lowest prices, no tax and free shipping:

    Manfrotto 190xPROB ($145 before Bing, $139.20 after Bing, normally sells for $150):

    Manfrotto 498RC2 Ball Head ($119.90 before Bing, $115 after Bing, normall sells for $130):

    And my budget for a tripod and ball head was $250. I can't complain. Can't wait.
  2. GoCubsGo macrumors Nehalem


    Feb 19, 2005
    Nice! That will last you some time. Good to see people buying quality tripods.
  3. compuwar macrumors 601


    Oct 5, 2006
    Northern/Central VA
    Depending on your camera/lens setup, this would be the time to start saving for your next ballhead. It's been my experience that ballheads under about $300 tend to last 1-3 years depending on the weight of the lenses they need to support[1]. The legs should be fine when you get the next head as long as you don't need to shoot with a super-tele.

    [1] Even "little" consumer super-teles like the Sigma 50-500, Canon 100-400 or Nikon 80-400s tend to induce creep if you shoot often.
  4. Jaro65 macrumors 68040


    Mar 27, 2009
    Seattle, WA
    This thing should last you for a while. I've bought my Manfrotto tripod probably 20 years ago, and it still works as good as new. Those things are built like tanks.

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