help me make a tripod decision

Started Jan 13, 2010 | Discussions thread
MBedwani
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Best Medium Priced Tripod on the market IMO.
In reply to Gethin Coles, Jan 13, 2010

Gethin Coles wrote:

This started off with me wanting a cheap and cheerful travel tripod, but I've spent days now looking at websites. Was going to get a small aluminium tripod, but found a very cheap carbon fibre one (For AUS$ 200) - called a glanz.

After reading some reviews I find my price scope creaping upwards, but really dont want to spend more than $300 (About $250 us) on head and legs so:

Better to get a good quality aluminium tripod or a cheap chinese carbon fibre one.

This is my shortlist:

Cullmann Magnesit 525C
http://www.adorama.com/CUM525C.html

Glanz

http://cgi.ebay.com.au/GLANZ-Patented-Professional-Carbon-Fiber-Tripod_W0QQitemZ310146597726QQcmdZViewItemQQptZAU_Cameras_Photographic_Accessories?hash=item48362d835e

Velbon

http://www.dirtcheapcameras.com.au/Camera-Accessories/Tripods-And-Monopods/Photo-Tripods/Ultra-Luxi-L-1

I want lightweight, smallish - dont care if I have to use it at around 1 metre off the ground, after lugging my benbo around for 15 years!

Any opinions welcome
(except for the ones telling me to spend $800 on a gitzo)

BEST tripod on the market IMO.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/548524-REG/Manfrotto_by_Bogen_Imaging_190CXPRO3_190CXPRO3_3_Section_Carbon_Fiber.html

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