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Old July 13th, 2010, 12:36 AM   #1
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Libec T98C?

I am in need of a good 100mm head set of tripod legs really quickly and B&H, etc seem to have very few in stock for shipment right away...

One that has shown up is the Libec T98C -- I've seen some mention of the LS70 (complete set - legs+head) but nothing about the Libec T98C legs...

Any opinions? Will be supporting around 18lbs... (plus my Manfrotto 526 head)

Thank you in advanced!
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Old July 13th, 2010, 01:59 AM   #2
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HI, Scott..........

Can't offer any words of wisdom on the 98C, except, you get what you pay for, which isn't encourageing.

Do bear in mind that although the tripod is shown as in - stock, the mid level spreader to suit is on 7 - 14 days delivery.

Not impossible to use without the mid level, but asking for trouble in awkward situations, and certainly won't have the same rigidity.


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Old July 13th, 2010, 11:58 AM   #3
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Good catch on the spreader... I found one at Adorama that can get shipped ASAP - so that is a fix.

I went ahead and ordered the tripod - we'll see how well it works tomorrow! If it turns out not to work well with the heavier camera systems I can just sell it and wait the 7-14 days for a Vinten or Sachtler to show up.

I'll post the results on here for others to learn from.
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Old July 18th, 2010, 09:52 PM   #4
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4 days of filming later and....

.... it isn't that bad of a tripod. Is it perfect? Nope - but it (along with a Manfrotto 526 head) kept our 22lb rig stable.

This is my first Carbon Fiber tripod and I am in love -- so light! I love it! The 526 head weighs twice as much as the legs!

Will these be my only set of legs? Nope - but they do make a good set for backup, etc.

Overall, I highly suggest them to people who want a good, stable set of legs without paying a lot of money.


Just know that you need the spreader and rubber feet as extra purchases...
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