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That's exactly how I view it!

New stuff? Some people got their tax returns back with a huge slab of cash back. Me? I'm going to be hungry for the rest of this month since I also OWE money on my taxes....I think. Son of a expletive.

Oh, and I STILL need to pick up a tripod. Something under $100 canadian. I'm so screwed this month.
I feel ya, I had to pay in this year myself.

How bout a Slik? There are a few Manfrotto tripods under $100 as well. If worse comes to worst, you could just buy a dirt cheap $20 tripod, they get the job done, but annoyingly so.
Edited by GoneTomorrow - 5/5/09 at 8:00pm
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I feel ya, I had to pay in this year myself.

How bout a Slik? There are a few Manfrotto tripods under $100 as well. If worse comes to worst, you could just buy a dirt cheap $20 tripod, they get the job done, but annoyingly so.
Under $100...Canadian.
And I already have a $20 tripod, but it's base doesn't flip for portrait shooting. Otherwise, I wouldn't have an issue.

Yes, I was stupid with an impulse buy...several of them last year. The $500+ something I blew on the S5 could have gone to a nice used DSLR and lens. Should have picked up a better tripod...*sigh* Damned hindsight.
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Under $100...Canadian.
And I already have a $20 tripod, but it's base doesn't flip for portrait shooting. Otherwise, I wouldn't have an issue.

Yes, I was stupid with an impulse buy...several of them last year. The $500+ something I blew on the S5 could have gone to a nice used DSLR and lens. Should have picked up a better tripod...*sigh* Damned hindsight.
Well, sell your S5 here, I'm sure it will sell. And the tripod is $106 Canadian, but fair enough. I can't really find any decent tripods for less than that. Just hold out with the cheap one until you can get a decent Manfrotto or Slik. You can get several decent models from both for less than $150 CAD.
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If someone were in the market for a Manfrotto, Gone, perhaps because their cheap tripod was chucked into the street when the quick release broke, which Manfrotto model would you recommend?
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If someone were in the market for a Manfrotto, Gone, perhaps because their cheap tripod was chucked into the street when the quick release broke, which Manfrotto model would you recommend?
Off topic, any pics?
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If someone were in the market for a Manfrotto, Gone, perhaps because their cheap tripod was chucked into the street when the quick release broke, which Manfrotto model would you recommend?
Any of the 190 series:

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_ss_p?...to+190&x=0&y=0

Carbon fiber legs, lightweight, sufficient weight capacity. They're sold as legs only mostly, so a head would be needed like a 486RC2 or 488RC2.

I would recommend the Manfrotto 7xx series, like my 725b, but they are very scarce online for some reason, perhaps being discontinued or economic reasons, much like the absence of many Canon lenses these days. eBay has some.
Edited by GoneTomorrow - 5/5/09 at 8:51pm
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190X series is not carbon fiber

the CX series legs are CF


190xprob here!
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190X series is not carbon fiber

the CX series legs are CF


190xprob here!
Right you are, I had the 190CX in mind. Nice tripod, that's a 488RC2 ball head, no? I originally was set on a 190 series tripod, but couldn't swing it with the legs and head together. Settled for the 725b because I found a great deal on it. The head is not removable though, so no more heads for me. Unless I can get the replacement aftermarket column from someone at mflenses.com.
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The xprob with that extendable and movable middle piece looks great!

What do you guys think about this?


http://www.amazon.com/Manfrotto-322R...d_bxgy_p_img_b
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Well, sell your S5 here, I'm sure it will sell. And the tripod is $106 Canadian, but fair enough. I can't really find any decent tripods for less than that. Just hold out with the cheap one until you can get a decent Manfrotto or Slik. You can get several decent models from both for less than $150 CAD.
Selling the S5 has crossed my mind a few times, but it is sort of hard to break with at the moment since it gives me one thing that I can't do with the D70 (yet), which is "macro-ish" mode. Sure it's not ideal to have the camera 0-4 inches away from the object, but it is nice, and useful.

But I may just have to sell it off.

The other issue though, is the urgency due to my sister's wedding being on the 14th. This month. Hmmm...perhaps I will ask around to see if I can borrow a tripod from someone I know first.

Otherwise, I've narrowed my "entry-level tripod list" to these:

http://www.blackphoto.com/blacks/product.jsp?prdId=2018 'Frotto 728B $119
http://www.blackphoto.com/blacks/product.jsp?prdId=5787 Velbon Sherpa 200R $109
http://www.lensandshutter.com/produc...status=current Slik Sprint Pro $99 But with a 4.4 lb (2kg) weight limit, I don't think it will be a great long term option.
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