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Old 01-05-2008, 10:59   #1 (permalink)
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I am looking at carbon fibre tripods. Does anyone use one? Does getting rid of the weight reduce its ability to hold a camera still as that is the primary purpose
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Re: Carbon fibre tripods

I've got a Velbon CF535 - Bristol Cameras 115 - includes a pan/tilt head. Weight less than half of the weight of my old Slik88 and I think it is OK provided you are not too tall, otherwise I think it is a bit on the short side. They do make other models with more height.

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I've got a Velbon CF535 - Bristol Cameras 115 - includes a pan/tilt head. Weight less than half of the weight of my old Slik88 and I think it is OK provided you are not too tall, otherwise I think it is a bit on the short side. They do make other models with more height.

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Graham are you sure re height, as with D200 on the one I had , at full height I couldn't see through viewfinder & I'm 6ft
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Re: Carbon fibre tripods

I have a downer on using a tripod with the centre column at full extension. I guess I should have said that in my post.

I don't think that any tripod with a centre column extended over around 30% of the length of the column will be steady enough, and maximum stability is achieved with the centre column right down.

Of course, I suppose you can switch your VR on, if you have it......
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Re: Carbon fibre tripods

Lets put it this way ... a tripod with centre column at full height will still be way steadier than you using your "germans"
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Lets put it this way ... a tripod with centre column at full height will still be way steadier than you using your "germans"

Plus with me at 6'3" you can bend yer back, or switch on live view

Now I do think live view is usefull
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Re: Carbon fibre tripods

Hi Jake,
I have a Manfrotto, very light and good for a hike or a carry on. But like everybody say's here if your over 6 ft. you can't really depend on the camera not blow'n away. I use my trusty aluminum with four extented legs,,,heavy but steady. (I am just over 6'4").
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