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Manfrotto 190 XPROB on lightning deal today 20/11/2012


cymroDan 8 174
20 Nov 2012 10:09AM
In the lightning deal later today on amazon, is the Manfrotto 190 XPROB.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B005XKJ79W/ref=gb1h_img_c-1_0267_A10P12YDY4GQWK?smid=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_t=101&pf_rd_s=center-1&pf_rd_r=1F4KW3BHNH0VTYJKXVND&pf_rd_i=350613011&pf_rd_p=344320267

Any views on this? What price would be a *good* price? Also, I'm right to say this by default has no head - so I'd have to purchase a head for it for 40 + too?

Thanks in advance, and hope some of you benefit also from this deal - it starts at 4pm.

Dan

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mikehit Plus
5 7.8k 12 United Kingdom
20 Nov 2012 10:20AM
That is pretty much the in-shop price so I don't think it is worth a hurried purchase. Yes, it is a very good tripod (I have one) but you may want to take the opportunity to get to a shop and compare them directly.
cymroDan 8 174
20 Nov 2012 10:24AM
well the price you see now isn't the lightning deal price. at 4, they will then apply a new price. So we shall see what it goes down to.
cameracat 11 8.6k 61 Norfolk Island
20 Nov 2012 10:27AM
Not exactly a big deal as WEX can match that...Smile

Yes the head will be extra, But by how much depends on the head, 40 or there abouts is a good starting point, Note you do not have to stick with a Manfrotto head either, I prefer the ball types from Giotto, But its a personal thing based on mechanics and engineering, There is always eBay or ePHOTOzine classifieds for a head bargain, Take care with FleBay and don't get carried away with the bidding, Some things go way over retail that way.....Wink
Coleslaw 9 13.4k 28 Wales
20 Nov 2012 10:36AM
How do you know it will be in the lightning deal later today on amazon?
cymroDan 8 174
20 Nov 2012 10:43AM
Go to their page, click on "black friday deals" link. Scroll through todays deals til the one thats due to start around 4.

Once again, I didn't quote a price because I know the price specified ISN'T the price it'll get reduced to.
StuartAt Plus
10 1.1k 8 England
20 Nov 2012 12:28PM
The Black Friday deals usually offer a good reduction; I received an email this morning saying they were running this week. You can see on website the time at which the special deals start.
camay 8 134 3 Scotland
20 Nov 2012 12:46PM
Last year Adobe had very good deals on their website.
cymroDan 8 174
20 Nov 2012 4:00PM
68 in the end it was at.
snapbandit 11 2.2k 3 Northern Ireland
20 Nov 2012 4:01PM
& all gone in 20 seconds!! (must not have been too many on offer!)
Coleslaw 9 13.4k 28 Wales
20 Nov 2012 4:02PM
Yeap, just checked it! LOL
cymroDan 8 174
20 Nov 2012 4:05PM
I'm on the waiting list. People tend to wait and click as soon as its available, even if they don't want it. It stays in their shopping basket for 15 minutes, then gets re-released as available to those in the queue. We shall see Smile
cymroDan 8 174
20 Nov 2012 4:14PM
Got it Smile
cymroDan 8 174
20 Nov 2012 6:13PM

Quote:
Yes the head will be extra, But by how much depends on the head, 40 or there abouts is a good starting point, Note you do not have to stick with a Manfrotto head either, I prefer the ball types from Giotto, But its a personal thing based on mechanics and engineering, There is always eBay or ePHOTOzine classifieds for a head bargain, Take care with FleBay and don't get carried away with the bidding, Some things go way over retail that way.....Wink



Thanks for this by the way Smile Yeah, I've just moved back near the coast so a good tripod for some nice landscapes at sunrise/sunset will be used. When buying a head, what causes the cost to vary so much? I've heard good things about ball ones?
lawbert 8 1.8k 15 England
20 Nov 2012 6:25PM
Ball Heads are far quicker to adjust as they are basically a ball in a socket (A bit like a leg or a shoulder)

All Planes of movement are achieveable in one movement with a Ball Head.

3 Way Heads generally cover the same field of movement (sometimes greater) but you have to adjust each axis of movement individually via 3 planes.

A landscape photographer may find a 3 way head suitable for thier needs whilst a Wildlife or Macro photographer generally prefers the quick movement of a ball head.

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