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Old May 11th, 2006, 02:29 PM   #1
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Benro Tripods?

Hello,
I am new to the forum and new to any serious outdoor video work. I own a GL2 and plan to use it for wildlife videos (which will require backpacking in some cases).
I am curious if anyone has used a Benro tripod specifically the C-297 with offset center column or the C-228.
I am trying to avoid spending the bucks for a Gitzo, but I may have to. The other option may be a Manfrotto 055MF4.
Your comments would be very much appreciated.
Thanks in advance.
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Old May 17th, 2006, 09:46 PM   #2
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Thanks, problem solved

I solved my problem: I bought the best, a "lightly used" Gitzo 2228. I figured I might as well spend the bucks and get the best and not be sorry. I bought a used Gitzo for a few more bucks than a new Bogen/Manfrotto, but I should not get hurt too bad if I ever decided to sell it.
I'm excited to try it and see how it performs.
Thanks to all those who looked at my post.

Sterrett
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Old May 18th, 2006, 11:34 AM   #3
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Hi Sterret

You will never be sorry. I have a 1327 carbon and have hauled it all over the planet. It is indestructible, extremely stable and Light which really makes a difference, especially after carrying it all day. The legs are under 5 lbs, and with a fluid head and bowl adapter it is about 9 lbs. Lot lighter than almost the 14 lbs with my manfrotto.

Jack
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