Got $3200 for a new tripod?

Discussion in 'News and Rumors' started by bilzmale, Jan 8, 2018.

  1. bilzmale

    bilzmale Super Moderator Emeritus Subscribing Member

    Jul 17, 2010
    Perth, Western Australia
    Bill Shinnick
  2. Lightmancer

    Lightmancer Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Aug 13, 2011
    Sunny Frimley
    Bill Palmer
    At that price? I'd expect them to throw in a little man to twiddle the knobs. As it is it's hard to justify - in fact I don't think that they have a leg to stand on...
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  3. Tim Williams

    Tim Williams Top Veteran

    May 31, 2017
    Central Florida
    Timothy Williams
    Bill I think they probably have the little man but, he is an extra cost option and requires insurance.
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  4. tonyturley

    tonyturley Hall of Famer

    Nov 24, 2014
    Scott Depot, WV, USA
    The writer of that piece is apparently very well heeled. He states he owns an Alpa camera with numerous lenses, as well as Phase One equipment. To a mere mortal such as myself, that's a ton of cash. My entire cache of gear - cameras, lenses, bags, and tripods - doesn't total $3,200.
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  5. rayvonn

    rayvonn Top Veteran

    Jan 19, 2015
    Imagine walking out of the shop with that thinking "I could have had an M9 for that".
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  6. grebeman

    grebeman Old Codgers Group

    As a retired engineer it's a work of beauty, however..........
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  7. Luke

    Luke Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Nov 11, 2011
    Milwaukee, WI USA
    I want one.

    so I can sell it and pay the mortgage for a few months
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  8. Covey22

    Covey22 All-Pro Subscribing Member

    Feb 3, 2012
    LOL, as the recent recipient of a humble less than 50USD ball head (with Arca-Swiss fittings) after decades of using the same pan-and-tilt, that ALPA is quite fanciful. When it comes to GAS, I apply the 80/20 - if I can't use 80 percent of the item practically or regularly, move on.
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  9. Ripleysbaby

    Ripleysbaby supernatural anesthetist

    Sep 9, 2011
    Cumbria UK
    Without doubt it’s engineering excellence. But better than my Manfrotto 190 with mid range ball head ? Not in my opinion.
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  10. tonyturley

    tonyturley Hall of Famer

    Nov 24, 2014
    Scott Depot, WV, USA
    I thought I was splurging by paying $200 for a Sirui CF tripod with ball head that weighs about 2 pounds total, and it collapses to under a foot and tucks neatly in my pack. Works great.
  11. john m flores

    john m flores All-Pro

    Aug 13, 2012
    I'd have to take a nap after assembling that thing.
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  12. drd1135

    drd1135 Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    My photography simply doesn't require this level of precision.
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  13. Petach

    Petach Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2011
    UK, Essex
    Peter Tachauer
    They can Tri, Tri and Tri as hard as they like, but I ain't buying one!
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