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    What do you think of this tripod?


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    I bought one similar to it from Amazon recently (this one doesn't have the removable monopod leg though.)

    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

    I wanted a compact 'beater' tripod to keep in the car or throw in the suitcase for occasional light use holding up a Sony a7. It's cheaply made, but does what I expected. But be sure you pay attention to the specs...it's quite short - 51" fully extended (including the two-section center column).

    If you're thinking medium format, forget it. No way is it sturdy enough.

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    Good to know. I was going to get this for my Rollei and Leica M3. I'll pass with this info and keep looking.

    Todd

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    What do you think of this tripod?

    You get what you pay for. Buy one of those and be ready to replace them in a couple-few years. And having them fail when you least need them to leaving you stuck, and hopefully not damaging gear (like the head failing and your wonderful Rolleiflex quickly dropping and smacking your tripod hard). That's what I did at first about 20 years ago. Went cheap, replaced 2-3 times. Spent way too much money on crap gear in the end. Finally sucked it up and went for a well-regarded Gitzo and a good used Arca-Swiss head. Both made with amazingly fine workmanship and quality materials. They are reliable and will last me likely for my life.
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    If you can find a Tiltall in good condition at a good price it should fill you need. I've had one for over forty years and it's still going strong. Mine is the Leitz version.

    http://www.jeffreyglasser.com/

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    I have a really nice Manfrotto Jubilee version I bought back in the early 90's. It's my go to tripod for everything. However it's to big for travel. I Had a member hit me with a PM suggestion for the Slik Mini II tripod.. nice but no Pano head. AAArrghhh!!

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    Way to many leg segments for my taste. Plus I have a low opinion on center columns anyway, seeing one with two extendable segments is too much I think. Certainly might be a good tripod for a digital compact camera but not for a medium format camera.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeffreyg View Post
    If you can find a Tiltall in good condition at a good price it should fill you need. I've had one for over forty years and it's still going strong. Mine is the Leitz version.

    http://www.jeffreyglasser.com/
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    I paid $75.00 for my lightly used Leitz Tiltall. Look for a Leitz or the older Marchioni version. The later Chinese made versions are not the same. The Tiltalls come with a pan/tilt head made on which is a lot better than a cheap ball head.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ToddB View Post

    Those two both look to have very similar construction to the the first one (and the one I bought). In that price range, something like this stands a better chance of surviving awhile and being able to hold your Rollei effectively.

    http://www.amazon.com/Manfrotto-Compact-Advanced-Black-MKCOMPACTADVBK/dp/B00L6F1J9Y/ref=sr_1_6

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