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CF tripod-is it worth it?

wdcrvr

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"RE: CF tripod-is it worth it?"

wdcrvr Silver Member Nikonian since 18th Sep 2012
Sun 27-Jan-13 02:14 PM

Hi Jerry

Great information! That's very reassuring to know. Considering the number of CF tripods out there, if no one is reporting impact damage, then these units can't be as brittle one would think.

The funny thing is that for me personally the search has been in the opposite direction. For my style of shooting (mostly studio still lifes) I'm looking for the biggest, heaviest tripod I can find that also offers positioning flexibility. I don't have the room for a traditional studio support, so I look for tripods that are on the "beefier" side. Most of the features that are anathema to the "long-lens crowd " - geared columns and heads, articulating arms, spreaders, dollies - are valuable assets to the type of photos I like to take.

I'd use a construction crane as a camera support if I could get it into my studio!

Fred

P.S. - You just have to watch the first minute of an F1 race if you want to see broken carbon fiber. They usually crash on the first turn of the first lap!

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