Bobby2Shots

Lives in Canada Quebec, Canada
Works as a retired
Joined on Mar 29, 2015
About me:

Bought my 1st SLR in 1973 (Canon F1 with a few lenses) Next came a Canon A1 in late '70's, with 3 more lenses (which I still own) . After a 35 year hiatus, I'm hoping to give photography another go.

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  • yes, you're right. On some webpages it also says 13.2 lbs, which appears to be the included LH-25  ballheads' rating. The correct rating shown should be that of the weakest link,,, in this case, ...
  • B&H and Leofoto lists payload spec of 6kg (13.2 lbs) for the Leofoto 225C,,, identical to Sirui AM225 specs on Sirui's website.. https://store.sirui.com/products/sirui-am-225-travellegs-1kg-tripod- ...
  • The numbers for the Sirui are identical to the Leofoto; 13.2 lb load capacity, 22mm top leg diameter, 5 leg sections. 10mm lower-leg-section.
  • There are a few notable exceptions,,,, Gitzo, Manfrotto now use the UNI/PDR 105.2021 industrial standard for their weight payload ratings. Jobu Design also grossly underestimate their line-up of ...
  • Replied in Tripod Height
    Yes, that's another 4"-5" or so. Shooting stance is another consideration. With long primes on a gimbal head, you typically have your left hand (arm) on top of the lens barrel, and you're stooped ...
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    Gitzo added a few more features over time, such as using high-modulas carbon fiber for the lower leg-sections. High Modulas carbon fiber is VERY expensive compared to what budget carbon fiber ...
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    That's an older model, but you should be completely fine with that one. You might require a separate tool for tightening the spider, whereas the newer versions have a built-in spring-loaded ...
  • Replied in Tripod Height
    Hi Byron, First off, adding a gimbal head to your tripod will increase the view-finder elevation by roughly 4"-6", then you have to account for the height of the cameras' view-finder from its' own ...
  • Martin, if you're "handy" and have a drill with a metal-type drill-bit,,, or better yet, you have a small drill-press,, it's very easy to drill a small hole for a set-screw. You'd need a tapping ...
  • Replied in Try this;,,,,
    Try this; https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-7ciRxh6s8
  • Congratulations LensWizard,,,, that is some SERIOUS glass. The first time I experienced looking through Zwarovski Optik glass was in the mid '70's in Frankfurt, Germany, and it's an experience I ...
  • The 284 has 4 leg-sections,,,, the 285 has 5 leg-sections. The "28" refers to the diameter of the 1st leg-section. Leofoto doesn't seem to be very forthcoming regarding leg diameters, but ...
  • Hard to see from these photos, If it's salt from salt-water spray, you can neutralize it with common baking soda mixed with water. Are the white specks moveable,,, such as lint left behind by ...
  • OK Bob, thanks for that. Does the same apply when friction-control is completely off? The reason I mentioned the 24 second mark of the OP's video, was because the friction-control appears to be ...
  • Yes, the unit could indeed be broken,,,but that's not evident in his video. Watch it again and keep your eye on the friction-control knobs' face. The OP at no point through the entire video, ...
  • The video does not support that conclusion,,,,yet.
  • Well that's too bad, sorry it didn't work out,,, although, the video clip you posted appears to show the friction-control engaging at the 24-second mark, but you immediately disengaged it by ...
  • Some of my older Manfrotto tripods had set-screws that were noticeably loose even when fully threaded,,, to the point where they sometimes fell out of their threads.  On one of those tripods, 2 ...
  • M6 would be "Metric size 6". If you add a drop of Loc-Tite, use the blue Loc-Tite, not the Red. The red would require a torch to remove it.
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