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jadiniz Registered since 25th Dec 2010
Tue 25-Jan-11 04:02 PM | edited Tue 25-Jan-11 09:54 PM by jadiniz

The major flaw in my kit lineup is not having a tripod. However, I got my father-in-law, and old-school Nikon shooter, to lend me his Manfrotto 190 with a 115 head. Both items have some years on them, but seem to be in very good condition.

Knowing that this type of equipment usually holds it's functional value over quite some time, does anybody have any opinions regarding this set-up? Am I free from spending a buch of money now, or will this be just a temporary fix while saving up for more modern material?

FYI, my camera setup is quite light, a D7000 with 18-105 lens.

Also, will the old alluminium require any special kind of care? The head base seems to be degrading a bit on the surface, with no impact so far on stability. Should I need to be extra carefull in not letting it get wet, or something?

Any advice is welcome. Best regards from Portugal.

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