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Old April 29th, 2003, 04:45 PM   #1
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Where to buy in Florida?

Hello all- I have a shoot in Miami Tuesday evening, and the place is going to be short on room. So, instead of using my tripod, I'll have to go with a monopod. I have looked at the bogens, and several others, but feel that a Slik would serve me better, and save what little cash I have available at the moment.

So, who do you buy from in Fla? I could just mail order it from NY or Ca, but it may not get here in time.
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Old April 29th, 2003, 08:30 PM   #2
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Hey Keith, I would try to fold up the legs of my tripod to make as small a profile as possible, rather than spend the money buying for a one time shoot.

Failing that, with all the photographers and videographers in Miami, surely you could rent from someplace.
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Old April 29th, 2003, 08:47 PM   #3
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I can't see renting a monopod that I can buy for $20, and will use again... just not often :) I thought about using my tripod with the legs together, but it is pretty bulky. I have seen the Slik SlimPod, and like it. It has a tilt head, and is only about $20. On the other end of that scale, I have seen prices up towards $800. For a monopod! I think someone has been sniffing the glue :)

I would like to buy this SlimPod, but nobody here has them, few even know what a monopod is, let alone carry any. I have tried searching for retailers in Florida, just to make sure I get it quick, but have had little luck.
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Old April 29th, 2003, 09:26 PM   #4
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Keith, what's the nearest big city you're near?
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Old April 29th, 2003, 09:29 PM   #5
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Orlando is an hour away, and so is Daytona. I had planned on having it shipped, it would be cheaper than gas for the SUV :o
So, with that said, where do you shop? Do they carry Slik?
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Old April 29th, 2003, 09:58 PM   #6
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Some of the Ritz Cameras carry Slik monopods. Call a couple of them and have them check stock for you. I think there is a good size Ritz near Daytona. They can't ship, but if it's on the way to Miami, it might work
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Old April 29th, 2003, 10:12 PM   #7
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I went to the Ritz home page, and looked for monopods. I couldn't find any Sliks, but plenty of Bogens. Strangely enough, doing a search for Slik monopods at B&H turns up nothing, and searching for monopod turns up nothing but Bogens, and one or two other higher priced pods. I know that they do have some, I found a link to them. I guess the low priced items get hidden?
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Old April 29th, 2003, 10:21 PM   #8
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Ritz doesn't show everything they carry. Some items can't be sold via internet etc. I would call a couple of the stores and ask them to call other stores in their district.
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Old April 29th, 2003, 11:12 PM   #9
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http://www.photomartusa.com/
Photomart are in Orlando

They seem to stock a fair bit.
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Old April 30th, 2003, 07:30 AM   #10
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Thanks guys, I'll check into them.
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