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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Manfrotto 718B Tripod

Hobbies are addictive aren't they? My father went through a phase of fishing where he ended up owning a rubber dinghy and a share in a boat on one of the Killarney Lakes. Then he switched to campervans. He's been tootling around in campervans for over 13 years now, eventually turning it into a business.

Photography is turning out that way for me too. My latest purchase is a proper tripod - a Manfrotto 718B to be precise. I use a Nikon D40 which is about as heavy as this tripod is graded for. I chose it because it was described as being light and compact but yet extends to a quite reasonable height. The three extendable sections per leg means that it does take a few seconds to get set up, but once standing, it's firm. The pan and tilt head is easy to control with no slip-back. It also comes with a quick-release head (just pull down a small lever to release) which can be left screwed permanently into the base of your camera.

The whole deal folds away neatly in a small bag which you can sling over your shoulder and take with you. It's a great tripod for the money (about E70 from a dealer on eBay) and should last quite a while.

1 comment

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You give us very nice detail on tripod that its useful to take perfect picture or photo I am very excited about this one.I am professional photographer I want to plan to buy this one it is really very useful.I will use tripod to take Panoramas, and i Motion films.This tripod look so nice.Thanks.

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