I'm appealing to your experience here... has anyone used a Bogen 3021 tripod? I'm currently using a Slik U9000 which has got all the gadgets - including spirit level - but I find it rather heavy to lug around on hikes and long walks.
I'm buying this second-hand - but it is in good condition - how much is it really worth?
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#1. "RE: Bogen 3021 tripod any good?" | In response to Reply # 0JM Registered since 01st Mar 2007Fri 04-May-01 09:14 PM
I was looking at the Bogen line at Helix Camera & Video in Chicago last weekend and they had the 3021 on sale for 99USD as I recall. This 6lb, 54 3/4 tall (w/o column extended) unit will finally replace a coulpe of $20 cheapies that have earned their keep in my stable. The additional sturdiness and the ability to pick the head to fit my needs will justify the cost to me.
Good luck and let us know how yours works out.
#2. "RE: Bogen 3021 tripod any good?" | In response to Reply # 0Ed Basic MemberTue 08-May-01 09:22 PM
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My Bogen 3021 (Manfrotto here in Canada but I bought it when I lived in the States) is almost 14 years old. Back then, there was only one version. A testament to its popularity is the many versions that Bogen has produced since then. Just from memory, there's a black version, a carbon-fibre version, a "wilderness" version, a version that can tilt the center column and of course the basic aluminum. There might be others. Even 3rd-party companies offer modifications for it. I heartily recommend it for lenses under 300mm. If you have longer telephotos, I suggest a bigger (and probably heavier) tripod.
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