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Old Mar 20, 2007, 11:38 PM   #1
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I've been doing some research on tripods and Velbon keeps coming up as a very inexpensive, yet quality tripod. I went to a local store and played around with a particular model I'm interested in and it seems really nice, solid and cost effective.

Has anyone else used a Velbon tripod? Opinions? Thoughts?

I'm looking at the Velbon CX-690. Retails for $59.99.
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Old Mar 25, 2007, 2:23 AM   #2
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I can't recommend any of the present offerings (haven't tried them), but I'm still using a 22-year-old Velbon video tripod as my main photo tripod now. Pretty solid and not too heavy to lug. I hate to spend the $$$ for a more up-to-date Manfrotto when this old one still does the job.

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Old Mar 25, 2007, 7:49 PM   #3
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I'm in the exact same situation. I am using a 20+ year old video tripod of the same make and can't see much of a need to change. I guess they must last!
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Old Mar 29, 2007, 10:02 AM   #4
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I have both Manfrotto and Velbon. Think of it this way...Manfrotto=Pro use and Velbon=consumer. For serious work I use my Manfrotto, for lugging around and casual stuff the Velbon comes along.
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