Opinion on Compact Tripods

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by Guest, Jan 16, 2004.

  1. Guest

    Guest Guest

    Torn between two compact tripods (1. Vanguard Tourist-2 and 2. Hakuba CT8),
    I would like to hear the opinions of those who have used either/both of
    them. Both are similar in size and weight. I have seen a friend's Vanguard
    and came to the opinion that extended use is very hard on it, though it has
    the advantage of being easy to telescope and lock. I have a much smaller
    Hakuba, and I found out that it is a bit harder to telescope and fold back.

    Thanks

    1. http://www.optikal-illusions.com/vatotr2.html
    2.
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?A=ShowProduct&kw=HACT8B&Q=&O=&sku=240092
     
    Guest, Jan 16, 2004
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  2. I have a Vanguard that has held up well over the years. I do take care
    of my equipment, however, and it is not my only tripod for 35 mm use. I
    have another heftier one, and have just acquired a still beefier one
    (Bogen). The heavier duty that you can afford to purchase and to carry,
    the better. Does it have a quick release head?


    Francis A. Miniter


    wrote:

    >Torn between two compact tripods (1. Vanguard Tourist-2 and 2. Hakuba CT8),
    >I would like to hear the opinions of those who have used either/both of
    >them. Both are similar in size and weight. I have seen a friend's Vanguard
    >and came to the opinion that extended use is very hard on it, though it has
    >the advantage of being easy to telescope and lock. I have a much smaller
    >Hakuba, and I found out that it is a bit harder to telescope and fold back.
    >
    >Thanks
    >
    >1. http://www.optikal-illusions.com/vatotr2.html
    >2.
    >http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/controller/home?A=ShowProduct&kw=HACT8B&Q=&O=&sku=240092
    >
    >
    >
    >
     
    Francis A. Miniter, Jan 17, 2004
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