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kensington
02-14-2008, 11:57 AM
and what are your impressions of them?

There is a local camera shop closing and all Induro products are 30% off, Bogen 25%.

I am looking for a mini-ballhead and was looking at the 484RC2 but saw this Induro

http://www.amazon.com/Induro-SA-01-Tripod-Head/dp/B0013EVFSI/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1203007600&sr=8-7

at the shop for $50 - the 30% brings it down to $35.

I just have a cheap Sunpak tripod now but at 30% off and tax return money coming soon I may try to set aside $100 for a tripod...

iunno
02-14-2008, 12:01 PM
i have experience with a range of sunpak tripods (unfortunately) so i'm pretty sure that will be a HUGE improvement. i know bogen makes great products too, are the prices on those guys good?

kensington
02-14-2008, 12:04 PM
i have experience with a range of sunpak tripods (unfortunately) so i'm pretty sure that will be a HUGE improvement. i know bogen makes great products too, are the prices on those guys good?

Yeah, I would imagine it to be big improvement but I do not really use tripods too much, maybe once or twice a year (normally when I need to be in the picture) so never cared that much but at 30% off it might be worth it.

The Bogens were priced decent but still more than the Induro at a lesser discount and since I do not use them too much was thinking the Induro might be ok for me.

I was thinking I might be needing the ballhead though as I did pick up the Gorillapod which I could see using more than a regular tripod and wanted it for that.

kensington
02-14-2008, 12:07 PM
Seems Induro is part of the MAC Group so they are in good company?

http://www.macgroupus.com/index.asp

iunno
02-14-2008, 12:12 PM
since you don't use the tripod that often, check these out:

http://cgi.ebay.com/PROFESSIONAL-PHOTO-CAMERA-TRIPOD-KIT-BALL-HEAD-AT-3020_W0QQitemZ360021587030QQihZ023QQcategoryZ30094 QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

i know it's fleabay and sort of an off-brand but it suits my needs fine for the time being. i don't use my tripod that often (it's one step up from this model, but basically the same) but when i do it has been fine. it's lightweight with good build quality and the ball-head is nice and smooth/stable. the mounting plate (name?) for the camera itself is well-constructed of metal and it comes with a nice carrying bag/case with a sling style strap. the legs are strong and collapse/extend quickly with well-built clamp things, plus it's really adjustable.

i think mine was under $40 after shipping, a pretty damn good deal for an aluminum ball-head tripod i use maybe once a week.

Colorblinded
02-14-2008, 12:39 PM
Seems Induro is part of the MAC Group so they are in good company?

http://www.macgroupus.com/index.aspThat's a good sign.

I'm not familiar with them though.

kensington
02-15-2008, 01:23 PM
So I went ahead and picked this up http://www.amazon.com/Induro-SA-01-Tripod-Head/dp/B0013EVFSI/ref=sr_1_7?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1203007600&sr=8-7 because the deal seemed great, $35.

Now I am seriously looking at a tripod too (tax return appeared in our bank account today)

Giotto MT 9360

http://www.amazon.com/Giottos-Aluminum-Universal-Supports-Metallic/dp/B000OLY5V0

or

Induro Alloyflex AX214

http://www.indurogear.com/products_details_AX214.html

They are within $10 of each other $160-$170 and there would be an additional 30% off bringing it to around $125 out the door.