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Same weight and size as the Velbon, doesn't pack down as tight and 3 times more expensive
But the detachable monopod looks good...
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My god the price of some of these i could have a holiday for, sorry guys just my thoughts but nice kit.
Giottos Vitruvian VGR8255 & MH5310-630 yep they look goood but far too expensive for this trip - would mean I would have less travelling money.
see here might get at a good price
I`ve got the old version of this and it does its job, you can even fit your own head.
I use a Vanguard SBH100 on my Ultra Rexi - it's a bit heavy but the new version is supposed to be lighter and more secure. Otherwise I cannot fault the SBH100.
I use a Vanguard BBH-200 head on my little Hama thanks to an ephotozine competition
I'll check out the Vanguard.
Just an update on my tripod choice for my 6 week journey down under - After reading Petes review of the Velbon Ultra Rexi L and the reccomendations of several people I went into Wex and had a look - had to say I was very impressed. My biggest worry was that it wouldn't be man enough to carry my D800, 24-70mm lens and Vangaurd SBH300 ball head, well my worries were unfounded. It is compact, Lighter than my everyday tripod and will fit into my suitcase for flights. It seems very well made and the twisty legs have certainly improved - by the end of my 6 weeks travelling I will probably have got used to them - actually they work really well and lock tight with no drift downward. The price is another added bonus - such good value for a really good quality tripod - so Im happy another thing I can tick off my list.
Thanks everyone for your suggestions.
Only 4 weeks to go now - YEHHHHHHHHH
You made a good choice, hope you get as good results with the Rexi as I do with mine. If the twist locks are a little sticky open the legs out and rub them down with some WD40 using a cloth (don't spray it on directly), then retract the legs. I found this did the trick. Repeat occasionally as necessary.
Have a good trip!
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