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Mike Daniels June 3rd, 2005 08:40 AM

Black vs. Chrome tripod legs?
 
I know this may be random but I'll be investing in a nice new pair of sticks (tripod). From your experience which holds up better cosmetically...black or chrome tripod legs. I know with wear and tear and all that, they can get damaged. Oh and which do you think looks better? Thanks for your short replies.

Mike

Boyd Ostroff June 3rd, 2005 08:56 AM

I have 3 tripods that are all black - a Manfrotto 3221WN/501, a Miller DS-5 and a smaller Manfrotto 719B for my still camera. After lots of trekking around will all of these, the black finish is holding up fine.

Personally, I think black looks far better and calls less attention to you. But if you find a fantastic deal on a silver tripod it might be worth considering.

John DeLuca June 3rd, 2005 08:58 AM

Black looks better, but polished aluminum holds up better. Go with carbon fiber if you can afford it(best of both worlds).

John

Boyd Ostroff June 3rd, 2005 09:02 AM

I have 3 tripods that are all black - a Manfrotto 3221WN/501, a Miller DS-5 and a smaller Manfrotto 719B for my still camera. After lots of trekking around will all of these, the black finish is holding up fine.

Personally, I think black looks far better and calls less attention to you. But if you find a fantastic deal on a silver tripod it might be worth considering.


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