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Old Aug 27, 2008, 9:47 PM   #21
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ditto the above..
amvona rocks!!! just get it on a bid at ebay.. take you're time to get it at your price..

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Old Aug 27, 2008, 11:21 PM   #22
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i have been thinking about a new tripod
my poor battered slick has seen better days

i saw one in a camera shop
it was quit tall (ok i am short)
had a ball and socket style head, but above itwas a grip with an unlock trigger by which you moved the head, let go of the trigger and the head locked
the camera sat above the grip
it was quite amazing and dead easy to use
and the centre column came out and became a monopod

the only thing is it was made by Hoffman
i have never heard of them and i cant seem to find anything about them
does any one know of them?
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Old Aug 27, 2008, 11:44 PM   #23
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snostorm - Wow, you have done all of my research for me!!!!! Wonderful thread.
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Old Aug 29, 2008, 5:12 PM   #24
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Hey Biro,

Just wanted to throw in my 2 cents for the Amvona tripod! Roy had recommended it to me & I was able to get the AT858 legs with the ATH-918 ball head & grip for less than $70US with shipping. I tried to find a pic of the ball head on ebay but...no luck at this time.

After over a year of using, I can honestly say that I love it! Rock solid even while shooting with my sigma 170-500. Someday, after the big MegaMillion win, I try out a good Manfrotto but until then, I'm satisfied!

Like Roy suggested, just take your time & get YOUR price!

Good luck!
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Old Aug 29, 2008, 11:14 PM   #25
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but above itwas a grip with an unlock trigger by which you moved the head, let go of the trigger and the head locked
the camera sat above the grip
it was quite amazing and dead easy to use
and the centre column came out and became a monopod
This is the type of head I have, although Manfrotto. It's likea trigger. The only problem I have with it is I have to use it left handed. Not a major problem. I can't even remember why now. But, it certainly makes it easier to set whereI want it without having to adjust three different knobs. I'm slow enough as it is with my photographs.

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