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Thread: Manfrotto Carbon Fibre tripod a "joke"?

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    A monopod is the photographer's universal lens stabilization tool, and they are relatively inexpensive. I've heard even pros use them occasionally. ;-)

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    Manfrotto Carbon Fibre tripod a "joke"?

    Quote Originally Posted by Squidy View Post
    That being said, I can't afford to spend $1k+ on a Gitzo tripod just to look pro.
    That would be a very silly reason to buy a new tripod! I did fine with my Manfrotto 190CXPRO4 for quite some time (although I did swap the 488RC2 head I started with for a 468MG head with a Wimberley clamp for Arca plates more stable and no play).

    I bought the expensive RRS TVC-33 legs (along with a gimbal and ballhead) only after getting the 600/4L IS II. I had planned to keep the Manfrotto setup for travel, but once I started traveling more, I switched to the RRS TQC-14 + BH-30 LR because the latter fits in a carry on hard case, whereas I had to remove the ballhead from the 190CX to fit it in.

    Honestly, using a tripod at all probably makes you look professional, or at least serious about photography, if that's important.

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    I wouldn't get one to look pro, it was just a little jab at him. I buy equipment because I use it, it's just confusing to hear someone slag it off because of their gear apparently being pro etc

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    I think I found the solution for next time.


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