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|11-29-2011 06:08 PM|
I've been looking for a tripod for awhile to go with my Pentax K-5 and finally found a great one for a good price. Thanks for the heads up that it's still $99 snuggy. 5:07 PM PST
Going to use the Google Offers credit that I picked up. Hopefully will arrive in a couple days to use this weekend!
|11-29-2011 04:41 PM|
|11-28-2011 05:23 PM|
Deal is dead now, price back to $149. Would've been nice to see these pictures before the deal ended. Obviously better tripod than Dolica aluminum versions...
|11-28-2011 04:54 PM|
pic of GX600B300 with canon 5d mk II with 70-200mm Tamron lens and flash
Hi attached is a couple images of the ZX600B300 with Canon 5D Mk II all accessorized out. I have it in both stanard lanscape position and vertical positon. In veritcal position is lens mounted to balance it out. The ballhead is aluminun alloy. Its an design modeled after the Gitzo GH1780QR ballhead. Anyone who looks up Gitzo will know this is an expensive head. So overall its modeled after a very nice design and the big adjustment knob works well in fine tuning the ballhead angle. Hope this info helps.
|11-27-2011 08:22 PM|
|11-27-2011 12:30 AM|
Tempted... but the net weight of this is 3.5 lbs which is heavier than the Aluminum Dolica at 2.9 lbs from a previous SD? Carbon Fiber is heavier than Aluminum?
The ball head is different, though. Looks a lot studier as it's also a twist type (along with the legs), which is probably where the added weight comes from. From the Newegg pictures, it's impossible to tell if the ball head is aluminum or plastic as the head itself is surrounded by the enclosure. I would seriously doubt it is plastic though from the weight it can carry.
I will probably pull the trigger on this. Good-looking tripod if it can live up to the functionality/price of previous Aluminum Dolica.
|11-26-2011 07:51 PM|
The head from Newegg image doesn't look plastic. It definitely looks metal, someone can confirm on this. Also, the spec sheet shows it can hold 17lbs, plastic head cannot hold anywhere 1/2 of that, so I can guess this is a professional head with CF leg.
|11-26-2011 07:24 PM|
That said, this head does look super cheap (plasticy) and I personally wouldn't trust an expensive camera on it. $100 for the legs may be a good price for cf though, since you probably won't get a name brand for less than twice that.
|11-26-2011 06:51 PM|
|HDTiVoFan||I'm not familar with these types of tripods. Without arms screwed in how to get a smooth pan?|
|11-26-2011 10:23 AM|
I wrote to Dolica and received the following spec sheet for this tripod. Kind of short, but I'm in for 1.
|11-25-2011 10:47 PM|
|rx2man||Picked up a Pentax K5 and have been looking for a nice tripod at a good price. Passed on a few amazon lightning deals. But jumped on this. Is funny how a lightning deal sells out in 20 seconds and this one is still avail and seems like the best deal so far. +1, thanks OP!!!|
|11-25-2011 12:56 PM|
Actually, I just found the spec. It says it on the image's box:
Folded Height: 23.5"
Min Height: 22"
Ext. Height: 60"
Leg Section 4
Max Loads: 13lbs
Comes with durable nylon case
Most likely the 17lbs weight from Newegg description is tripod legs only. The head with tripod combines can only support 13lbs. 3.8lbs is alright considering it is carbon fiber, the head in the image looks like it weights half of the tripod already... Pretty heavy duty...
|11-25-2011 12:50 PM|
I'm talking about how much the tripod actually weights, not how much it can hold...
|11-25-2011 12:35 PM|
|snuggy||no reviews anywhere.|
|11-25-2011 12:22 PM|
|girijax||" Designed to use with DSLR /Camcorders and thanks to its lightweight and reliable performance it can hold up to 17 lbs."|
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