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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:23 pm 
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Hi,
Just asked myself why you bought a Manfrotto or other expensive tripod.
I bought a Vanguard for $80, i love it.

I have to say I dont use it very often/

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 29, 2010 10:34 pm 
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I'm sure your vanguard is nice, but tripods tend to show their weaknesses under heavy load.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 9:34 am 
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OK, thanks for answering :wink:
That's right, with the D200 and a telelens it isnt as steady as with my Panasonic :lol:

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My point exactly ;)
My tripod is the wobbly willow when I mount my D2H + sigma 70-200 + 2x TC.....

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 10:42 am 
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Suprises me... :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 12:22 pm 
One day I'll be able to overload a tripod.


What a vonderfull day it will be. :lol:


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 30, 2010 5:19 pm 
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Vanguard make good tripods, particularly if you look at their high end models. The reason Gitzo and Manfrotto are so common is the same reason Canon and Nikon are common. Both are decent manufacturers, and they have the benefit of brand name recognition.

But the tripod that suits you.

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