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    no way to tell you that without knowing what you're gonna put on it.
     
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    my d40....
     
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    No, the Modo's are lousy. The heads are plastic and can be undone without unlocking it. We actually broke our floor model of the Casio F1 at the store because it slipped off the head under its own weight.
     
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    The main drawbacks for me on this one are the 2lb (1kg) load capacity, non-removable head and a max working height w/o extending the center column is only 38" (96.5cm). But then, I have back problems and a stooped position is not comfortable.

    Make sure you thoroughly check out the reseller.
     
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    are all cheap tripods crap?
     
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    As Big Mike often says.... click
     
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    with tripods, cheap does not usually equal stability; which is critcal for tripods.
     
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    go on ebay and find yourself a nice used bogen 3000 series tripod for $50 or so. great value for the money and more than sturdy enough for your needs.
     
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    whats a manfretto 718b like?
     
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    subscribing, I got a cheap tripod for my d40 and looking to upgrade.
     
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    Maybe only slightly better than the 785B. According to Manfrotto's website, it is suitable for:

    Not really suitable for a dSLR.
     

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