Yet another tripod thread

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    Agreed but I think I would err on the side of a taller tripod which can be made shorter but a shorter tripod cannot be made taller. Also, for me, not having to fully extend the center post is a big plus as it makes the entire setup more stable.


     
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    Thanks! I actually compared on a Finnish website, and there the weight was put as the same >.>

    True that!

    Alright, I think its settled then, might not be perfect for everything. But it checks many boxes.
    If i do find a used 055 of 190, It will be one of those, but unlike the US, they are hard to get by in Finland. If I buy new, it will be the 055.
     
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    The 055 with balhead is ordered!
    Can't wait!
     
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    Great. You will really enjoy it and it will last through numerous cameras and adventures.

    Also, I've been to Finland four times in the last six years and really enjoyed it. Next time, Lapland.
     
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    [QUOTE="petrochemist, post: 4038990]I have a Manfrotto 58B.[/QUOTE]

    One of the fastest tripods to set up...i have had one for over 20 years...the trigger system makes height adjustment soooo fast and easy...sort of spoils you for other lock systems. Karl Taylor has a good YouTube video on why this is his tripod of choice.

    The weight of 13.5 pounds makes it too heavy for many people.
     
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    One of the fastest tripods to set up...i have had one for over 20 years...the trigger system makes height adjustment soooo fast and easy...sort of spoils you for other lock systems. Karl Taylor has a good YouTube video on why this is his tripod of choice.

    The weight of 13.5 pounds makes it too heavy for many people.[/QUOTE]
    Yes sadly it will never make it as a travel tripod, but it's sturdiness, height, ease of adjustment are all great.
    I wish I had a full time studio to leave it set up in, I'd get much more use out of it that way. I've only had mine 10 years having brought it used with a manfrotto 3 way head for £100.
     
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    Next time you are in Finland, why don't you come visit and we grab some pictures together ;)
     
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    Ok. My extended family (a childhood friend married a Finn) are in Hanko an Helsinki.

    Two of my favorite shots from your country.

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    Great pictures! I have not been in Hanko yet, but I hear great things about it.
    I'm actually a Belgian, who married a Finn ;)
     

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