Benro Equivalent to Man 190XPROB and 488RC4

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Benro Equivalent to Man 190XPROB and 488RC4

Postby peteratworkinqld on Mon May 26, 2008 7:12 pm

Hey Guys

Firstly thanks to everyone who has helped me with other questions regarding my new lens for my Nikon in another thread, I can see myself becoming a regular in the forums here, as I learn.

I'm getting a tripod, as I don't even have one as yet and want to make sure I get something that is going to suit my needs for years to come.

Mostly landscape/architecture, nature and potrait photography is what I'll be doing, have read a bit around and everyone seems to recommend the Manfrotto 190XPROB and Ball head 488RC4.

I want something that is reasonably light that you can carry on the back of a backpack, but is sturdy as well.

If anyone has any ideas in the Benro range I'd like to hear, from them.

Also I'm about 6 foot so something with the right height, I went and had a look at the 190 today and it's just high enough, I found the 55 series a bit heavy to be lugging around.

Any advise will be great

Thanks

Peter
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Re: Benro Equivalent to Man 190XPROB and 488RC4

Postby peteratworkinqld on Mon May 26, 2008 7:13 pm

Forgot to mention budget something along the range of the 300 - 350 maybe stretch if necessary.
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Re: Benro Equivalent to Man 190XPROB and 488RC4

Postby who on Tue May 27, 2008 1:14 am

Go CF - carbon fibre.

Heres a new review that google found me:

http://www.trick77.com/2008/05/03/revie ... on-tripod/

And this site has lots of good info on their stuff, but don't buy from them - too dear

http://www.photopal.co.uk/

A bit of Benro is available through the forum if you're eligible. If you don't know what I mean, read the FAQ :wink:

Edit: you don't have the status as yet it seems.....

I personally am still looking for a tripod, been gunna for ages now :roll: But the mortgage, postgrad study (recently paid 2 course fees for semester), even putting $250 fuel into the 4wd all hurt the bank balance.

Still eyeing off a Gitzo to buy via HK and a RRS ballhead to suit the L plate I have..... although that budget is about $1K approx.

If you have'n't read this yet - read this http://www.bythom.com/support.htm
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Re: Benro Equivalent to Man 190XPROB and 488RC4

Postby peteratworkinqld on Tue May 27, 2008 7:26 am

Looks like the C-297 is the way to go with a KS-0 Ball head is the way to go, anyone got this setup?

I had a read at some of those things, the last article was great just wish I had the funds to spend.
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