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    Personally, I don't think the Feisol tripods are just "good enough" I think they're very good. I have a very good head for the tripod, as well. I use this tripod for a Mamiya RB67, 645 ProTL and a Canon DSLR with some heavy L lenses and the tripod/head that I have are more than able to handle the weight of the cameras and then some. Unless I break it, I don't plan on buying another tripod.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Nunn View Post
    Personally, I don't think the Feisol tripods are just "good enough" I think they're very good. I have a very good head for the tripod, as well. I use this tripod for a Mamiya RB67, 645 ProTL and a Canon DSLR with some heavy L lenses and the tripod/head that I have are more than able to handle the weight of the cameras and then some. Unless I break it, I don't plan on buying another tripod.
    I can break it for you, free!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Jeff Kubach View Post
    I can break it for you, free!

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    Jeff, I don't doubt that a bit!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Travis Nunn View Post
    Personally, I don't think the Feisol tripods are just "good enough" I think they're very good. I have a very good head for the tripod, as well. I use this tripod for a Mamiya RB67, 645 ProTL and a Canon DSLR with some heavy L lenses and the tripod/head that I have are more than able to handle the weight of the cameras and then some. Unless I break it, I don't plan on buying another tripod.
    Exactly.

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    The Feisol tripods are "good enough" in the sense that they meet a very high criteria for durability, functionality and quality. Not "good enough" in the sense that they *just barely* make the grade - as in a C+ instead of an A or A-. They are most likely excellent tripods and the reason you have bought them and are continuously pleased - and all the more so at their 'reasonable' prices.

    Giottos, Really Right Stuff and a few other well-known professional grade tripods are unquestionably way more than "good enough", but at a price that's also at the top of the range - not that their price is absolutely indicative of a commensurate increase in quality....

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    Giottos is the tripod I bought that steered me towards buying another tripod.
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    Manfrotto and Gitzo probably outsell them all. Why's that, I wonder?

    I'm not getting an impression of unanimous satisfaction with the CF product sold by Induro and rebadged for other brands.

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    Feisol and Induro are two very distinct companies. I don't know which other brands are made by Induro, but my personal experience with my Induro label tripod is one of total satisfaction. Maybe they sell a cheaper-grade of tripod to off-brand labels, which would be why people are dissatisfied with those products- they're built to a price, not to a standard. Is the finish on my Induro as sexy as a Gitzo? No, but it is equally as functional, and at half the price I'll give up the sexy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheFlyingCamera View Post
    Feisol and Induro are two very distinct companies. I don't know which other brands are made by Induro, but my personal experience with my Induro label tripod is one of total satisfaction. Maybe they sell a cheaper-grade of tripod to off-brand labels, which would be why people are dissatisfied with those products- they're built to a price, not to a standard. Is the finish on my Induro as sexy as a Gitzo? No, but it is equally as functional, and at half the price I'll give up the sexy.
    But what about repairs/replacement parts? That's why I buy Manfrotto.

    Some believe the Benro/Induro/Amvona Dynatran/Adorama Flashpoint products are basically the same so-so quality(Chinese-made?)CF tripods offered at different price points in different markets.

    I know here in Canada that several large retailers push them because they have a fatter margin than Manfrotto products. Same thing explains their enthusiasm for Sigma lenses. Caveat emptor, as usual.

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    CGW - good point on the repairs/replacement parts... The Feisol Warranty requires a (no doubt expensive....) shipping to their Factory in Taiwan for inspection/warranty proposal..... advantage Manfrotto....

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