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    tripod what do you think?

    what do you think of this tripod is it suitble for a canon 50d.
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    If its tall enough - probably brilliant.
    http://www.giottos.com/MT-9.htm
    At the bottom of the page is the 8351 spec.

    My 055 is taller... http://www.manfrotto.com/Jahia/site/...d=68|69&idx=71

    You don't want to rely on the centre pole being fully extended.

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    Thanks it was for sale on ebay its gone now i think im gonna get the 055 any way.

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    One of the things to consider in buying "into" a tripod brand is the modular expandability of the system.
    When buying a tripod brand, consider also that the brand name has a large repertoire of modular gear. Just like buying into Canon and Nikon where you are buying into a system of 100's of lenses and accesories.
    The #055 is a brilliant modular design that is just genius.
    I use it as a light stand to hold a reflective umbrella with mounted wireless speedlight, or even a medium softlight box. I remove the Manfrotto light stand bracket system via QR (quick release plate) and plop in my camera to make it a normal tripod! All in 5 seconds!
    The latest magazine ads of Canon shows a 5Dmk2 mounted on a silver #055.
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    One of my tripods is the Feisol CT-3342...
    Very nice and lightweight. Just what I wanted for smaller lenses.
    I use the Markins Q-3 ballhead (smallest Markins ballhead).
    It does a very good job with good stability.
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    Another vote here for the 055. Solid as a rock, a great height, and the horizontal centre column system has come in very handy indeed (even though I never thought I'd need it) . Funny thing is that I bought my tripod thinking with the demands of my set-up at the time in mind, so worked on about 4kg holding capacity. Well, photography is a funny beast and I ended up with huge zooms, TCs, flashes, etc. Now I'm glad I went a little conservative with my measure. The Manfrotto 055 deals with it perfectly! So my advice is: don't think of the immediate needs with your tripod purchase, but where you might be the "world of wants" in a few years time....

    Oh yeah and make sure the head - I went a ballhead - carries double or triple what you need. I scored a Giottos MH-3300. This thing is built like a mace and can hold 30kgs....Never given me a problem. Just remember THIS is the weakest point of the whole system.

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    +1 for the 055. Very important, as noted above, to have a tripod you can work comfortably with without constantly bending down or extending the centre column, especially if you're doing a lot of landscape or low light photography. For maximum rigidity I'd go with the 055(CX)PRO3 instead of the PRO4.

    On the other hand if you're planning on doing a lot of hiking with your camera kit and don't want to be burdened with the weight and bulk of the 055, have a look at the 190 series.

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    I too am in the market for a new set of legs and I have decided that Carbon Fibre is the way to go due to their strength and lighter weight. In my search I found this very handy table done by Sandeep Sebastin from Singapore - Jan 2010 so reasonably up to date. The link is: blog.reddotphoto.com.sg/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/cf_pdf.pdf

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    why do you need a tripod for ? I dont use one
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    Quote Originally Posted by kiwi View Post
    why do you need a tripod for ? I dont use one
    What's a tripod anyway ?

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