Tripod for E420

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Jimmy Lai
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Tripod for E420
Sep 1, 2010

I bought this Manfrotto 785B tripod a year ago. (Just over the one year warranty. Send out for repair once before the one year warranty)... There are eight out of 12 lever lock are broken or near broken. These lever locks are made out of a very thin plastic. How can such a so call #l tripod manufacturer put out something like that in market? I also have a VELBON tripod, I have been using this one over 15 years and still in tip top condition. I post these pictures, just to let anyone who thinking to buy the Manfrotto 785B tripod, the tripod looks very good but don’t last because the design and cheap material used in the unit, the lever locks should have made out of metal instead of the thin plastic which doesn’t stand a chance. Any tripod without lever lock is useless.

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More pictures about this tripod under this site:
http://www.flickr.com/photos/14005576@N07/sets/72157624854352098/

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