Carbon Fiber Tripod Suggestion

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by col4bin, Feb 17, 2006.

  1. col4bin

    col4bin TPF Noob!

    Feb 17, 2006
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    Santa Cruz, CA
    I am looking to purchase a carbon fiber tripod. Weight is a concern for me as I do a lot of hiking with my camera and often carry a load of other gear. I have been looking at the Slik's and Manfrotto's. There is a significant difference in price between the two. The Slik's are running around $250-$300 and the Manfrottos are all $450+.

    Does anyone here know if the Slik is an inferior product or are they jkust trying to compete with the brand name product?

    One thing I noticed is that the Slik does not have a leveler built into the leg assembly but the Manfrotto does. I know this is not the reason for the price but it is a feature I would like to have and it seems that most heads do not have a leveler built in (I saw some Gitzo heads with a leveler but they are pricey).

    Any help for this new amateur photographer is greatly appreciated.

  2. usayit

    usayit No longer a newbie, moving up!

    Nov 15, 2003
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    North New Jersey, United States of America
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    Don't have any direct input but many on various forums have had good things to say about this alternative carbon tripod manufacturer:

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