Tripods and Peripherals
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Technical Details Product Description The Sirui R-4203L 3-Section Carbon Fiber Tripod is a heavy-duty tripod model that is equally well-suited for photography and professional video capture – especially for field production, considering its light weight. The R-4230L reaches a maximum height of 70.8″ and supports heavy loads up to 44 lb, yet weighs just 5.3 lb. This is a tripod you’ll want to take on location as you work with heavy large-format cameras, or on wildlife photography expeditions as you mount heavy telephoto lenses to gimbal heads.
i'm really impressed. did not get a head. the tripod is super solid with legs fully extended and column 1/2 way up---with my ball head it's very close to eye level (i'm 5-11) and it folds up to just shy of 18", weighs 2# & supports 22. dampens vibration very nicely. what it doesn't have is the ability oob to mount the column horizontally. i have another, heavier tripod to do that, although i've never used that functionality. i needed the Feisol for an upcoming trip in which weight and length were critical, and it really fits the bill. shooting with an A850and, among the other lenses, the CZ16-35. the new model has non-rotating legs (i got the last of the discontinued model at a big discount).
The Arca Swiss Monoball P1 S Ballhead is a unique, entirely re-engineered type of ballhead that improves on the conventional ballhead design. The first noticeable difference is the "upside-down" design of this ballhead. Instead of having a ball that rests inside a ball-housing, the entire P1's ball-housing sits on top of the ball. Three small gears surround the ball and apply a uniform, synchronized force around the ball, thus ensuring smooth movement of the installed camera in all axes.
I've been using my Arca-Swiss p0 for a few weeks now, as it arrived just before Christmas. I've been using it mainly with a Nikon D3s and a 70-200mm f/2.8G II but also with a 1Ds Mark 3 and a variety of lenses. As others have noted, the Arca-Swiss p0 is small, it literally will fit in a jacket pocket.
To me twisting the ring is easier than fiddling with knobs on the Arca-Swiss B1, or Markins M20 I have. Don't have to reach around for the knob that changes side when shooting down or up. The design of the P0 is that of a normal ball head turned upside-down. As a result, the pan mechanism is on the top.
The p0 is a revolutionary tripod head design due to it precision, ease of use and its extraordinarily strong, concentric and uniform locking force. It's called Knobless because the traditional locking knobs have been removed and replaced by an ingenious geared mechanism. The p0 is precise, stylish, light and very strong - a hand of steel in a velvet glove! At first glance... The first thing you notice is that there are no knobs. You can grasp the tripod head from any angle, left or right and block it simply by turning the knurled part.
Well, I admit, the concept is good, my argument is with the excecution and lack of refinement. For one, you loosen the ring a little and not much happens. That's why I mentioned that the ring needs to be loosened a lot before it is loose unlike most any other BH. It doesn't have a tactile feel like you are in control.
Gahnix wrote : Anybody have a bad experience with a Feisol product? Sure, take a look at this . I could show you an equally disastrous Gitzo picture but that doesn't mean that Gitzo makes crap stuff either. It's likely that you get tighter QC and less product variation with higher-end brands like Gitzo and RRS but you can still get lemons too. In general, tripods made by companies like Benro and Feisol can be stable and fit for purpose, whether they last as long as the top brands is not clear yet though.
I was deciding between similar choices a couple of years ago. Gitzo, because I wanted a quality tripod I wouldn't need to upgrade again. 3 legs, because it's already a pain to set up and take down tripods, and adding one more set of locks to each leg would increase that 'pain-in-the-assness' that much more. (Plus 3 legs should be more stable). No center column, for maximum stability.
A few years ago I went to Iceland to shoot for a week with my then brand-new Phase One p45+ back on a Phase 645 AFD body and my old (can't remember what it was but it worked fine with a 5DII) tripod. I ended up using my M9 after the first two days because the extra pixels, in combination with the rather unrefined shutter of the Phase body, meant that at the aperture ISO combinations I wanted, nothing was ever properly stabilised. I consulted the Medium Format online communities and found that when you are shooting with a lot of pixels, you need:
Hello fellow FM'ers, I'm not sure if reviews exist for these or not, but if so here's another opinion anyways. I recently purchased a new carbon fiber tripod and ballhead after many months, and months of research online and trying some out in stores. I came to the decision of purchasing a Feisol 3442 carbon fiber tripod, and I went with a Photoclam PC-40NS ballhead. I also bought a used Kirk L-plate for my XTi off eBay.
You are asking for the impossible. Strong, light, and inexpensive don't exist together. You can have any two, but not the third.
Vello 's Wireless ShutterBoss Timer Remote (Nikon 10-Pin Connection) doesn't just trip your shutter wirelessly. It's also equipped to handle a long list of timer functions: self-timer, interval timer, long exposure timer, as well as controlling the number of continuous shutter releases. It works with a vast array of different cameras--just swap out the camera release cable for the correct camera. The transmitter works at distances up to 250' (80 m) on any one of 99 channels over a reliable 2.4GHz frequency. Timer delays, exposure times, and intervals can be set for up to 99 hours, 59 minutes, 59 seconds, in one-second increments. You can also choose anywhere from 1 to 99 continuous shots or you can set the timer to take an unlimited number of photos.
How the heck do I use this?
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