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Old March 4th, 2005, 03:17 PM   #1
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Good purchase?

I just bought a 3192 bogen tripod with a 3066 head for 300 bucks. Seems to be in great shape. Iv never had a tripod over 50 bucks so I was curious if you all had any comments on the setup. I will be using it with the XL2. Thanks!

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Old March 6th, 2005, 10:36 AM   #2
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Actually Mark, since you've bought the tripod and head, you're now in the best position to tell us what you think about it. I welcome such user reports all the time here, so please let us know what your experiences are.
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Old March 6th, 2005, 02:36 PM   #3
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I looked on Manfrotto's and B&H's website and couldn't find a head with that number. Is there an alternate model number for it, or is it discontinued?
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Old March 6th, 2005, 03:29 PM   #4
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It's discontinued---replaced by the 516, I think.

Mark, I bought a brand new 3066 on Ebay last fall for $202, because I've used them for years. Solid performers for the money.
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Old March 6th, 2005, 03:43 PM   #5
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Mark;
I have used your Bogen setup for several years with very good results. The tripod is excellent and the head is probably a good investment. Your price was good.The only critizisms I would have is that the combo is a bit heavy if you have to carry it very far, and the head will begin to loosen over time. However, I carried the combo with an XL1 in Denali for ten miles one day, and many days up to ten miles; And I am probably much older than you!!!
I now use a Vinten setup, much lighter; But I still have the Bogen and it is still in good shape. The head is no longer carried in stock or manufactured as far as I know.
You should get years of good use. If you carry it, get a foam pad for your shoulder!!

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