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    I have a Majestic 2051. It has been the most satifactory tripod I have ever owned. I sawed off the center column jus below the bottom where it comes out. I moved the rings at the top of the legs upward. I can now get the tripod almost flat on the ground. The model that I have has only (1) extension on each leg. I have attached rope and a foot pad to the center column and step down firmly upon it when thaking a photograph. I, unfortunately, weigh well over 200 pounds and the tripod has stood up well to this treatment, I have had it for over 10 years. During the same period of time I have tried two lighter tripods that were used without the rope/footpad: a Bogen and a Tiltall and both have gone to the junkyard.

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    Well, after some consideration, I think I'm going to sell the Majestic. I don't see the flex that Jim is getting, and it is a wonderful tripod, but I need something that will be good for LF and practical to carry with a 600/4.5 and 35mm camera for birds, and without the heads, the Bogen is about 9 lbs and the Majestic is about 12 lbs. I don't really need a tripod with 11 feet of extension either, since I'm only 9 feet tall, and I have a shipping case for the Bogen for airline travel, and I'd need a bigger one for the Majestic. Thanks all for the advice, but it's off to the classifieds.
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    That must be one of their newer ones, I have a Majestic tripod that weighs around 18lbs (I just weighed it now)! I do have another Majestic that's much smaller, and lighter, but it's legs don't extend at all, so it can only go about 7' tall. (it's also made much lighter duty than the other one).

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    Mike--did you take the head off? I weighed each tripod without the head to get a fair comparison.
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