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    Yesterday I received my latest eBay purchase for 28 EUR!

    Walimex WAL-666 Semi-Pro tripod and Walimex FT-008H Semi-Pro-3D-tripod head.

    I think it's a German make.

    A bit on the heavy side, but rock solid and feature packed. For that price, highly recommended!





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    Re: Tripod suggestions. What does everyone use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Rusty_Shakleford View Post
    I use some random cheap tripod but it works. My pics can't hold a candle to most on this site but I'm learning. I don't think my crappy tripod has any impact on my pics. It is all skill or more accurately lack thereof. I am glad to see some of these behind the scenes pics though.

    Thanks for the great idea for a thread.
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    Rusty I'm with you there regarding the candle and the behind the scenes insights. In true WUS fashion, I have learnt so much from this thread, again, thanks everyone, appreciated.

    Quote Originally Posted by zephyrnoid View Post
    Ah the Tiltall!a timeless classic. I'm amazed that after all the tripods I've owned, my only still tripod is a compact Velbon that after 10+ years is still rocking. Then again, I only shoot with a point and shoot these days so ultralight is my thing now. Anything by Manfrotto or Giottos is a good value though I'd go for an articulating tripod if i could do it all over again.
    Co-incidence, that is what I ended up getting, a Velbon Compact, (well a little Velbon) that does the job considering the skill of the shooter. I am becoming aware of the shortcomings, mostly with the heads regarding precise positioning, but then again I am sure any faults lay mostly with the me, not some piece of equipment, regrettably.

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    Re: Tripod suggestions. What does everyone use?

    I found some on eBay or Craig's List. I used a Chicago Majestic Tripod (about $100 and yes made in Chicago 40 years ago) that is very old and very heavy. It works for most of my shots, but will not get that low to the ground. if i want to get some low shots, I place a head on a piece of wood on the ground and it is ok.

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    Re: Tripod suggestions. What does everyone use?

    I use the Manfrotto 055XPROB with a 501HDV video head, which also works great for photography. I also have a Vanguard with a 3 way head, which is light and small. So very easy to transport.





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    Re: Tripod suggestions. What does everyone use?

    055xprob for my studio tripod. gitzo 1542t or benro 2680t for my travel.

    488rc2 head on the 055xprob (hate this head), markins q3t on the travelers.
    Last edited by HELLAcalvin; January 5th, 2012 at 17:05.

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    Re: Tripod suggestions. What does everyone use?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dimer View Post
    I use the Manfrotto 055XPROB with a 501HDV video head, which also works great for photography. I also have a Vanguard with a 3 way head, which is light and small. So very easy to transport.
    Thanks Dimer for the insight. Appreciated
    Having been in awe of your pics in this thread
    https://forums.watchuseek.com/f20/ome...ml#post4590323
    It is great to read what tools you have used to gain such excellence. Bravo! I thank you and wish you and ACE the very best for this coming Year. Appreciated!

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