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cmoy Jan 31, 2011 5:01 PM

BTW The Photo Clam also pairs up nicely with my wife's Gitzo 1128. Folds down to 21.25" with the PC-33NS...

Center tripod
http://www.christophergmoy.com/Camer...35_ShRgj-L.jpg

cmoy May 3, 2011 5:30 PM

UPDATE :D Used the Benro and Photo Clam ballhead in Cuba :D It held up my wife's 5D with my 28-70mm f/2.8 with no problems at all...

f/16
13 secs
ISO 100
http://www.christophergmoy.com/photo...wvgg6fj-X3.jpg

f/16
13 secs
ISO 100
http://www.christophergmoy.com/photo...ZGZc2r9-X3.jpg

f/11
30 secs
ISO 200
http://www.christophergmoy.com/photo...rHRxrxJ-X3.jpg

mtngal May 4, 2011 3:22 PM

Very nicely done! I had a chance to look at the Benro tripods at a photo expo several months ago - they looked really interesting. Enough so that I might consider getting one if I were to start flying much (retirement some day?). These pictures are impressive with a fairly heavy combination.

cmoy May 4, 2011 3:29 PM

Thanks mtngal! Great for flying! The one I have folds down to 14 1/2". Easy to lug around and setting up was pretty quick. I didn't extend the cener column for the above shots. I don't think I'll ever use it. It's very unstable with the center column extended. Even with the 5D :eek:

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Originally Posted by mtngal (Post 1223759)
Very nicely done! I had a chance to look at the Benro tripods at a photo expo several months ago - they looked really interesting. Enough so that I might consider getting one if I were to start flying much (retirement some day?). These pictures are impressive with a fairly heavy combination.


Saltine713 Jun 3, 2011 10:37 AM

I will probably get flak from this, but for a travel tripod, I bought a SunPak ball-joint head tripod. Cost? $40. Works great, no wobbling at all, and the head allows for some great angles. Comes with 4 built-in bubble levels.

cmoy Jul 25, 2011 2:50 PM

Do you know then model #? A friend is looking for an inexpensive tripod and this fits her budget. BTW She shoots with a T2i/18-55 and 75-300.

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Originally Posted by Saltine713 (Post 1231161)
I will probably get flak from this, but for a travel tripod, I bought a SunPak ball-joint head tripod. Cost? $40. Works great, no wobbling at all, and the head allows for some great angles. Comes with 4 built-in bubble levels.



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