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    Another tripod post

    by Eden » Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:43 pm

    well I am getting another tripod after the recent outing,

    my criteria are

    - $300 ish ($300 is the limit but a little extra can be done)
    - folds down to 500mm or less ( close will do! )
    - monopod conversion is a bonus!
    - bag hook is a plus!
    - 36mm fluid ball head is acceptable but a 40mm is better!
    - I would prefer carbon fibre but ally will do
    - 1600mm height would be nice if still stable!

    it gets strapped to the backpack!!!!!, not lugged round as a loose prosthesis

    here is the best choice so far that I have found

    http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/271347855610 ... EBIDX%3AIT

    the leg clips on this one are not sprung so that is a negative for this one


    any thoughts appreciated

    ( I am not looking for a lug around , its on the backpack or it will probably stay at home in the to hard basket! )

    cheers Eden
    I want to stand as close to the edge as I can without going over. Out on the edge you see all the kinds of things you can't see from the center.
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    Re: Another tripod post

    by Doug » Tue Apr 28, 2015 1:35 am

    Probably a bit too much towards the travel tripod side of things, but this is what Sirui offer for that sort of money.
    http://mainlinephoto.com.au/sirui-trave ... ory-price/ price is Aus supplier

    with better specs info http://en.zssirui.com/productshow.php?pid=175

    The C-10X head in this package is only 28mm dia ball and no drag adjustment on the ball lock. (looks much the same as the one in your link size wise)
    Possibly exchangeable for a
    Sirui K-10X http://mainlinephoto.com.au/sirui-k-10x-ballhead/ 33mm dia ball.
    or
    Sirui K20X http://mainlinephoto.com.au/sirui-k-20x-ballhead/ 38mm dia ball.

    Does not have the full extended height of the one in the link, probably due to fewer leg segments.

    Something with 25mm dia upper leg tubes is probably better for supporting a DSLR in all conditions, if you can find one for the money.
    The travel ones are 22mm dia generally.

    Example I found that is a bit larger in leg diameter
    http://www.photo-shop-studio.com.au/tri ... -c1680tb0/

    Minimum height is not that flash in this one though.
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    Re: Another tripod post

    by Eden » Tue Apr 28, 2015 8:18 pm

    hey Doug

    The specs for the one I linked to are



    Thank you for the query.

    Q2 size:
    Ball Diameter: 36mm (1.42 inches)
    Base Diameter: 50mm (1.97 inches)

    Leg size of C2350Q2 tripod: (carbon leg version not the ally as above! the ally tube is less flexible than the carbon they say????)
    Max. Leg Pipe Diameter: 28.6mm
    Min. Leg Pipe Diameter: 15mm
    ===================================

    I already have the T0X Sirui with the CX ball head for Ebony and it is a great little set up but height is the issue for me with this (very well made though) as i need knee pads to use it nearly

    I will probably pay the extra $55 and get the carbon version if possible if not the ally one might have to do me.

    this one comes as carbon and has the 2 benro/mefoto QR plates with it also.

    cheers eden
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    Re: Another tripod post

    by Doug » Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:10 pm

    I thought from the picture the head was smaller than it really is, which threw me on the proportions.
    Have seen it in a video now with someone handling it and it looks like a pretty sturdy bit of gear.

    Should be worlds away from what you have been using in terms of being a stable platform.

    carbon leg version not the ally as above! the ally tube is less flexible than the carbon they say????


    It wouldn't surprise me, probably more an issue in the smaller tube diameter sizes than what you are looking at.
    I think you can go too light with a tripod. If the alum's 4.6 lb for the model you showed is still your idea of light, then consider if it is worth paying extra for 3.7 lb in carbon.

    Mine is 5.8 lb with head, not light, but not uncomfortable.
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    Re: Another tripod post

    by Eden » Tue Apr 28, 2015 11:43 pm

    Yeah the ally one is AU $266 delivered and the carbon one is about $470 delivered ( the carbon is the only diff )

    at 500g heavier I think i will save $100- $150 and put it towards the 10-18mm :)

    at 1630 height and less than 41cm folded it is 50mm shorter than the manfrotto cheapie pistol grip tripod I have on the backpack now.

    anyhow c u next Sunday if the morning meet is all good!


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    Re: Another tripod post

    by Doug » Wed Apr 29, 2015 12:37 am

    anyhow c u next Sunday if the morning meet is all good!


    Yep, this coming Sunday (depending how you word it) :)

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