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Fliplock V/S Twistlock

MeanGreeny 10 3.7k England
29 Feb 2012 12:49PM
A twistlock carbon fibre one I used in the past [reputable not-cheap well known make] was binned after a few years because the conical shims inside kept breaking up. When I asked for replacements the UK distributor had run out of stock quickly and, because it had been discontinued as a model, they wouldn't be making any more.

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Fliplock all the way - at least they're adjustable and replaceable

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JJGEE 10 6.6k 18 England
29 Feb 2012 3:58PM
Twistlock for me.

Not used fliplocks since I replaced my first tripod, a Slik, with a Benbo circa 1985 and various Gitzo's since circa 1995.
drmadhuks 3 12
2 Mar 2012 9:51AM
Wow, lot of opinions..........My confusions are over....Im gonna buy fliplock...for sure..
mattw 11 5.2k 10 United Kingdom
2 Mar 2012 10:32AM
Never used a twistlock before, but always though they were better.

I'll contine with fliplocks with my next tripod after reading this

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