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K.C. Kennedy February 22nd, 2008 11:54 AM

Sony 1170RM tripod. Am I wrong?
 
Just ran into a tripod made by SunPak on B&H site, it looks identical in most details to 1170RM. Is Sony tripod made by Sunpack then?

http://ak.buy.com/db_assets/prod_lrg...0/90134480.jpg

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/cont...=376824&is=REG

Jeff Rhode February 22nd, 2008 12:07 PM

Although this one is open, it also looks identical.
http://tinyurl.com/36la4r
It is the Libec M20 for $179

K.C. Kennedy February 22nd, 2008 12:13 PM

115 dollars for it with free shipping,
 
http://www.buy.com/prod/sunpak-620-8...205604030.html

or someone just knocked off the design...

Jeff Rhode February 22nd, 2008 12:21 PM

I am staring at the Libec in front of me and can not see a difference at all--but the differences may not be obvious until you mount a camera on it. The Libec is a cheap pod--it has a pretty cruddy fluid head that doesn't pan smoothly, but it was great to start with because of the low price.

K.C. Kennedy February 22nd, 2008 12:29 PM

well, you are right about the head, I'm sure it's different on sunpak as well.
I love my 1170 tripod, it pans and tilts flawlessly and smooth. I just thought that it'd be not too bad to have a back up.


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