Need Opinion Please

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by sblasl, Jun 2, 2007.

  1. sblasl macrumors 6502a

    sblasl

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    Anyone have any thoughts or opinions on the Manfrotto Carbon Fiber MagFiber 055 Tripod - 3 Section?

    I would be using it with my D200 & Nikon 17-55mm.

    Thanks,

    Scott
     
  2. Crawn2003 macrumors 6502

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    Have you looked into www.indurogear.com? They have those same type (if not very similar) at a much lower and reasonable price. I bought a A414 tripod from them for my 4x5 camera and I couldn't believe the craftsmanship of them. And trust me, I VERY picky about tripods when it comes to my equipment.

    Take a look at them if nothing else.

    ~Crawn
     
  3. Kamera RAWr macrumors 65816

    Kamera RAWr

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    I just looked up those Induro tripods. They're pricey, although no more so than Manfrotto or Gitzo really. Look good and have nice specs :). I'll probably start recommending to friends to look at them... :p
     
  4. Crawn2003 macrumors 6502

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    They might be, especially for the carbon fiber ones, I will admit. I really thought it was great because they give you a small toolkit with your tripod to change the screw for the head mount, interchangeable spikes for the feet when you're on location and the need arises for spikes, built in strap to carry it on your shoulder, built in level and compass, AND a case to put it in for travel and what not.

    Last time I checked, Bogen/Manfrotto didn't give any those (applicable) with their tripods, always a side extra that had to be bought.

    But yeah, when I got my A414, I was really surprised it came with a carrying case, a built in strap, and that tool kit. I'd been a Monfrotto person for years and my camera gear dealer said take a look at these guys, better bang for the $$$$!

    ~Crawn
     

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