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Manfrotto are marked up like no tomorrow. We have the Carbon Fiber ones at BestBuy for under $100 on staff. /resist

Are they pretty much the best Tripods you can get without going the uber expensive route?
You saw a CF Manfrotto for under $100? The only Manfrotto I've ever seen at BestBuy was a tiny aluminum one for P&S cameras. The only CF tripods I've seen at BestBuy are the in-house brands.

Manfrotto kind of is an expensive brand, though the lower end of the high end spectrum, with brands like Gitzo (et al.) being much pricier

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Originally Posted by Marin View Post
Wonder what gear I should go back home with. I'm thinking...

- 5DMKII and all the gear with it.

- Hasselblad since I can use any of my filters on it easily. Yay bayonet filter mount.

- Maybe the C330 since I have a 55mm and 180mm for it. Hasselblad only has an 80. But the coatings aren't as good... And I need to order some step-up ringers.

- Not sure if I should being my Manfrotto 058B. It's mad heavy but it's soooooooooo stable.

- GF670 is definitely coming. Slips right into my messenger bag.


Going to be shooting in Point Reyes a lot since I live close to it. Search it and you may be jelly.
I thought you had given up on the lowly 5DII? Might as well take most of your gear since it's for the summer. Nothing worse than wishing you had brought something in particular.

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The 055XB is as stable as I could ever want, although the biggest/heaviest combo I've had on it was a Mamiya 645AF and its 80mm.
I'm beginning to want new legs myself. The Gitzo legs I have are decent, but I've really come to hate the twist locks. I much prefer lever locks, much faster and easier to use, water/dust proofing be damned.
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post #12102 of 29551
Staff discount. The markup on them is retarded. Staff Discount is cost + 5%
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oops, sorry
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i find manfrotto stuff way over priced at most places. if you can find a good sale theyre well worth the money. i picked up my CF benro for 220usd, my friend picked up the CF manfrotto 055xb for over 400...and its less stable then the benro i grabbed.
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I have a Canon 30d with a 50mm 1.4 lens
I dream of a Leica m9 lol
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I thought you had given up on the lowly 5DII? Might as well take most of your gear since it's for the summer. Nothing worse than wishing you had brought something in particular.
Don't have access to the Phase One backs until next term.
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I'm getting a Nikon D90 real soon! I cant wait, so excited.
     
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I'm getting a Nikon D90 real soon! I cant wait, so excited.
yes! more nikon people!
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