Free Shipping on ALL Products
camera reviewsbest cameraslens reviewsphotography tipscamera forumvideo toursphotography bookssupport me
It is currently Fri Aug 22, 2014 5:52 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
PostPosted: Tue May 04, 2010 11:17 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:32 pm
Posts: 9975
Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Hello everyone, we've just published our first tripod reviews, which include a vibration damping test I hope you'll find interesting. As explained in the reviews, it's not scientifically perfect by any means, but the results are certainly revealing.

I've tested the five best-selling Manfrotto tripods:

Manfrotto 190XPROB review

Manfrotto 190CXPRO3 review

Manfrotto 055XPROB review

Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 review

Manfrotto M-Y 7301YB review

As explained in each review, the main text and guides are duplicated across all five articles, but each is written from the viewpoint of a particular model.

So if you're interested in a quality tripod, check out the reviews!

If you already own one of these models, we'd also love to hear what you think of them in this thread - and don't forget to also add which tripod you own - and why - to the Recommended tripods thread in this section.

Thanks!

Gordon Laing


Last edited by Gordon Laing on Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:54 pm, edited 2 times in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 2:13 am 
Thanks Gordon for this particularly helpful review. For those of us who don't have the opportunity try out all the variations of a tripod this is great. Now I know you're busy but in due course what about continuing on and reviewing ballheads at different price points etc to put the kit together. Thanks again.


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 2:40 pm 
Very interesting. :o


Maybe I'll get one for my birthday if i'm lucky. According to my plans, I should have a clickity box just before then. :P


So far I think I prefer the aluminium 055. I'd prefer to take a bit more weight than risk getting a blurred shot. I live in a really windy place.

Also, do the tripods have hooks to hang some extra weight?


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu May 06, 2010 10:03 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:32 pm
Posts: 9975
Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Hi Edwin, welcome on-board - glad you found them useful!

Agun - naughty! You didn't read the part where I said there isn't a hook to hang extra weights - shame. But you do get that quick switch to horizontal orientation.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 12:39 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:05 pm
Posts: 1092
I have 5 (yes that's FIVE) of the Manfrotto 058B tripods. Very heavy, very solid - perfect for my requirements :D
Greg

_________________
Nexstar 11 GPS, 2 x Sky 90, M25C, MaximDL, Photshop CS3, Noel Carboni's Photoshop actions, 7 foot Pulsar fibreglass dome, Canon 40D, 100mm macro lens, 28-200mm zoom lens, 17-55mm f#2.8 zoom lens, 100-400mm zoom lens, 1.4x converter, 2x converter.
http://www.newforestobservatory.com/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/12801949@N02/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 9:17 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:32 pm
Posts: 9975
Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
Greg, could you add your tripod choice to our recommended tripod list please?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 10:30 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Fri Dec 28, 2007 3:05 pm
Posts: 1092
Sorry Gordon - I thought that's where I had posted (obviously not) - please delete these couple of posts - I've just mentioned the 058B in the correct section :D
Greg

_________________
Nexstar 11 GPS, 2 x Sky 90, M25C, MaximDL, Photshop CS3, Noel Carboni's Photoshop actions, 7 foot Pulsar fibreglass dome, Canon 40D, 100mm macro lens, 28-200mm zoom lens, 17-55mm f#2.8 zoom lens, 100-400mm zoom lens, 1.4x converter, 2x converter.
http://www.newforestobservatory.com/
http://www.flickr.com/photos/12801949@N02/


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 5:16 pm 
Can I consider the list above to be up-to-date?

I've been asked about Christmas presents already and need a tripod upgrade. Less than 3 months away now...


Top
  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Sat Oct 08, 2011 6:15 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Dec 13, 2010 6:03 am
Posts: 445
Location: Kendal UK
The 055cxpro does have a hook for hanging weights as at a few months ago in the UK. Not sure about the others.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
cron

All words, images, videos and layout, copyright 2005-2012 Gordon Laing. May not be used without permission.
/ How we test / Best Cameras / Advertising / Camera reviews / Supporting Camera Labs

Webdesign by Alphabase IT
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group