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Manfrotto 290 Tripods + Joby GorillaPod 3K Kit: MK290DUA3-3WUS Alum w/ Tilt Head EXPIRED

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Manfrotto 290 Tripods:In cart you may choose 1 of the following bundled items for Free:
  • Joby GorillaPod 3K Kit
  • Manfrotto PIXI Evo 2 Section Mini Tripod
  • Manfrotto 490 Center Ball Head
  • Octopus.Camera OctoPad
  • Manfrotto Quick Release Plate for Sony Alpha
  • Lowepro Slingshot Edge 150 AW Backpack
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Anyone know of a good tripod (preferably carbon fiber) that is at least 60 inches when extended and also collapses small?

This is the one I'm currently looking at but would prefer one that could collapse even more. https://www.amazon.com/gp/product...CXAN&psc=1
I looked at multiple tripods that had 4 section legs that were pretty short when closed but they were not very stable if extended fully. Quite a bit of wobble. A D850 and 70-200 probably would be challenged to not have a small amount of shake in photos especially with any breeze at all. I've always had the big heavy aluminum tripods and they were stellar. I replaced with a carbon fiber 055 model which is even pricier. First time I used the leg came out and fell over a cliff. They replaced but I have not been blown away with the tripod. I think if I had to do over again, I would look at competing brands. That said I had a 2021 aluminum tripod and it was great. The aluminum tripod on this deal is really a nice deal for what you get.
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One of my gripes about Manfrotto is that they seem to use more plastic than competing quality brands.
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I have a M6 Mark II, is the carbon fiber oversized for this camera? Many thanks!
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What is nice about the OP pod is that it is quick lever release, and NOT twist. Who has time to twist each section? BEsides, with gloves it is a pain, and same with fine powder sand. I rule out tripods with that as a criteria first, even before Alum vs Carbon Fiber.

The 290 is a very goot tripod, but I dont want to get a pan head and pay for it, when I would toss it out.
Vanguard makes some great gear as well(great bags), and they have a lifetime warranty.
Seriously, why are you in every tripod thread crapping on twist locks? Don't be such a fanboy. Live with a few different brands and models and learn that there are pros and cons to every configuration, and that different implementations of a given category of design produces widely varying results.
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Pan / Tilt heads are useless.
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Seriously, why are you in every tripod thread crapping on twist locks? Don't be such a fanboy. Live with a few different brands and models and learn that there are pros and cons to every configuration, and that different implementations of a given category of design produces widely varying results.
I was in the same mindset as you when I bought my first twist lock tripod. If you're settling it once and never change height then twist lock maybe ok. If you're moving and change height a lot then level release would be the best, especially if you have the gloves on.
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i ordered the 290 x and ball head....been needing a new tripod for a while..had a $500 gitzo that was always on the fritz...
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i ordered the 290 x and ball head....been needing a new tripod for a while..had a $500 gitzo that was always on the fritz...
What camera you use it with?

Like the specs just hate the collapsed length a bit too long...
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Seriously, why are you in every tripod thread crapping on twist locks? Don't be such a fanboy. Live with a few different brands and models and learn that there are pros and cons to every configuration, and that different implementations of a given category of design produces widely varying results.
I have compact CF tripods with both twists and levers. The lever tripods are almost always my go-to if I'm taking pictures of other people. The twists just get cumbersome to keep changing height depending on the subject(s).

But, Vanguard has a nice quarter turn twist lock portable tripod. It's supposedly the difference as between a quarter turn hose spigot versus traditional spigots. A huge difference. Comes at a cost though. Might look into that if I didn't have what I already have.
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I'm a newb with a recently purchased A6400. Taking a road trip to the Southwest with a bunch of hikes scattered through. Is this a good deal? Should I choose the ballhead as the free gift?

Appreciate the help
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I'm a newb with a recently purchased A6400. Taking a road trip to the Southwest with a bunch of hikes scattered through. Is this a good deal? Should I choose the ballhead as the free gift?

Appreciate the help
It's a nice tripod, but not as small / hiking friendly as something like the manfrotto be free advanced or be free advanced GT.
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I was in the same mindset as you when I bought my first twist lock tripod. If you're settling it once and never change height then twist lock maybe ok. If you're moving and change height a lot then level release would be the best, especially if you have the gloves on.
I have both... both work fine. I do find it strange that you think having gloves on would make a twist lock harder.... it doesn't for me. What are you wearing, big mickey mouse hand gloves??
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Seriously, why are you in every tripod thread crapping on twist locks? Don't be such a fanboy. Live with a few different brands and models and learn that there are pros and cons to every configuration, and that different implementations of a given category of design produces widely varying results.
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I was in the same mindset as you when I bought my first twist lock tripod. If you're settling it once and never change height then twist lock maybe ok. If you're moving and change height a lot then level release would be the best, especially if you have the gloves on.
I'm somewhat doubtful that we've ever been "in the same mindset" considering that I do have a version of the lever-lock Manfrotto 290 referenced in this thread in my current quiver of tripods. I referenced it just recently (not to mention posted a picture of a relatively-current setup), here:

https://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=137022737&postcount=53

Your insinuation that I'm speaking out of that naive ignorance you had "when (you) bought (your) first twist lock tripod" is an erroneous projection.
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Good set up for Canon 80D?
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I got MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod with Adorama during my camera purchase. The tripod head wasnt included, what is the best economic option for a tripod head for MT055XPRO3 Aluminum Tripod ?
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