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    Re: Replacement Tripod Recommendation

    Induros are not bad; I had an aluminum AT413 that could carry anything; it was a little heavy, and there were niggling little problems that never went away, but overall, a good value.

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    Re: Replacement Tripod Recommendation

    The TILTALL, made by Leitz, weighs 6# including the built-in head. About $100 for used ones.
    Wilhelm (Sarasota)

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    Re: Replacement Tripod Recommendation

    The Induros have some nice touches, including a tool kit and a VERY good case, which is an optional extra cost option with some other brands.

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    Re: Replacement Tripod Recommendation

    I have an Induro CT414. It's carbon fiber and built like a tank. 6 lbs. and will support in excess of 50 lbs if you believe the mfr's specs. It will handle a 5x7 and larger with ease.

    I bought this over the similar, but lighter CT314 which I tested and felt could not handle a camera larger than 4x5 securely and solidly.

    I believe the price went up about $100 since I bought and now sells over $600.

    I would get the same again if this was stolen.
    I know just enough to be dangerous !

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    Re: Replacement Tripod Recommendation

    Quote Originally Posted by mijosc View Post
    Thanks all, I appreciate the recommendations. FLM and Gitzo are a bit out of my price range, even used.

    The Induro tripods look like a good fit for me though, particularly the CT113. 3 segments and 2.7 pounds for $330ish. I think I can replace both my tripods with it.
    You can usually pick up a lightly used Gitzo through the board or KEH in you price range.

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    Re: Replacement Tripod Recommendation

    I would also recommend a Manfrotto 055mf3 - I recently bought one and took it on a trip to Scandinavia, used it for 4x5 and digital. It's a very nice, sturdy tripod, I got mine used off ebay for about ~ 150 Euros (I'm in Europe) ..

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    Re: Replacement Tripod Recommendation

    Getcha a big heavy Majestic. Ain't nobody gonna steal that!

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    Re: Replacement Tripod Recommendation

    You could use it to bludgeon the thief too. Aren't those supposed to be registered as a lethal weapon?
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    Re: Replacement Tripod Recommendation

    Let us know what you end up with, and how you like it.
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    Re: Replacement Tripod Recommendation

    I have owned a CF Gitzo 1348 for around 20 years. It is still going strong. Another website talks about newer Gitzo tripods breaking...after being bought by Manfrotto... The early "Made in France" tripods are good. I use both a 410 geared head and also an FLM ball head.
    If I had to replace the G1348 I would do it with an FLM. BTW the 1348 is a 4 section. It remains stable leaving the smallest leg retracted and has the advantage of extra height when needed. The centre column can also be used or not.
    I spent a lot on the G legs but 20 years later they have cost me only $50 per year.

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