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Tuesday, May 6, 2008

Toolbox: Tripods

Give your camera the support it needs for the sharpest shots possible


Velbon El Carmagne 530 Carmagne means three-section carbon-fiber legs combined with magnesium components for a light, strong, steady tripod. The 530 extends to 64.7 inches, provides a minimum height of 10.2 inches and folds to 24.8 inches for storage/transport. It weighs 3.8 pounds and can support up to 25 pounds. The unit includes a three-way pan head, neoprene grips for comfort, rubber feet for grip, effortless lever-lock legs, a stone bag and accessory hook. Estimated Street Price: $299.

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Vista Attaras Grounder The Vista Attaras Grounder tripod from Tiffen is a sturdy yet lightweight aluminum model that extends from 11 to 63 inches, weighs 4.6 pounds with included fluid head and can support up to nine pounds. Equally at home indoors and out, it features a nonglare black anodized finish, independently adjustable three-section 26mm legs with quick-release locks, an easy-glide two-section center post and a 10-year warranty. List Price: $129.next

Resources

Benbo
(Paterson Photographic)
www.patersonphotographic.com
Berlebach
(HP Marketing Corp.)
(800) 735-4373
www.hpmarketingcorp.com
Cullmann (R.T.S. Inc.)
(631) 242-6801
www.rtsphoto.com
Flashpoint (Adorama)
(800) 223-2500 |
www.adorama.com
Giottos (HP Marketing Corp.)
(800) 735-4373
www.hpmarketingcorp.com
Gitzo (Bogen Imaging Inc.)
(201) 818-9500
www.bogenimaging.us
Induro (MAC Group)
(914) 347-3300
www.indurogear.com

Joby
(888) 569-JOBY
www.joby.com
Manfrotto (Bogen Imaging Inc.)
(201) 818-9500
www.bogenimaging.us
Slik (THK Photo Products)
(800) 421-1141
www.thkphoto.com
Smith-Victor
(630) 830-9200
www.smithvictor.com
Sunpak (ToCAD America)
(973) 627-9600
www.tocad.com
Velbon (ToCAD America)
(973) 627-9600
www.tocad.com
Vista (Tiffen)
(800) 645-2522
www.tiffen.com



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