answers: 57

  1. Vladimir
    17.04.2017

    But I bought it not for the camera, but for the flash. He will play my role as a rack.

    Enchanting. Chinese share for $ 20 as a flash stand does not suit the price?
    I use Manfrotto MK190XPRO3-BH, a solid duralumin design. And I will not exchange it for any carbon fiber, especially with collets.

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    • Alexey
      17.04.2017

      A strange answer, of course: I am not urging you to change your tripod to carbon and collets. Satisfies the Manfrotto 190, meets your needs - use it and have fun.)
      About the rack. You know, this is not a matter of price, but of functionality. If you tell me such a stand that will allow me to position the flash close to the ground at the angle I need, it will fold compactly: I will be happy to take it into service. )

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  2. Victor
    17.04.2017

    Thanks for the review. It would be nice to look at the photos that you took with this tripod, even empty as a flash holder.
    As for the tripods, it all depends on the task. But it's probably better to look towards Gstzo. The quality is much higher there, although the prices are also higher.

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    • Alexey
      17.04.2017

      Thanks for your feedback. I have not used this tripod in the field yet as I bought it recently. Now we have a full winter, snow up to the waist and therefore not time for filming. But I have a photo where I used the Manfrotto 055 as a flash holder. And 055 and 190 are complete analogs, differ only in size. If you are interested in the photos obtained with its help, I will give you links.

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      • Victor
        17.04.2017

        Not every city has shops where you can see and at least try a tripod. Therefore, such reviews are very useful.
        And since there is snow, you can take a picture of a snowflake. In general, for the “makrushnik” the main thing is that there is no wind and the sun is shining, and there will always be plots.
        Give a link.

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      • Alexey
        17.04.2017

        I do not risk shooting in the winter on the street with a flash, I'm afraid the lamp will not last for a long time, after all, there are strong temperature differences. Therefore, in winter, I only shoot birds with natural light. But in the summer there is already more variety.
        Actually, here are a few shots where the tripod was used as a stand for the flash.
        https://pp.userapi.com/c637929/v637929234/aee5/eejBzsTEFk4.jpg
        https://pp.userapi.com/c637929/v637929234/ae89/xUwooM2MW78.jpg
        https://pp.userapi.com/c637929/v637929234/aea5/B7h6zLuWrtQ.jpg

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      • Alexey
        17.04.2017

        Links for some reason are not saved, so I will add the photos themselves.

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      • Victor
        18.04.2017

        Thanks. Yes, it’s impossible to work there without a tripod and light)
        Good luck in this field.

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      • Alexey
        17.04.2017

        +1

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      • Alexey
        17.04.2017

        So, actually, about the same time I got carried away with pictures last summer. Before that I shot birds. )

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  3. Max
    17.04.2017

    Great and very interesting review! Many thanks to the author.

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  4. Obama
    17.04.2017

    I bought Manfrotto MKCOMPACTACN-BK.
    I liked the quick-mount for the camera and one-handed operation (can be rotated in all directions and fixed)

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    • Obama
      17.04.2017

      And the price is not very expensive.

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  5. Jerichosb
    17.04.2017

    Thanks for the review. It's always interesting what's new with tripods. But, I won’t give up his old man Manfrotto 3205G because he is good :)

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    • Alexey
      18.04.2017

      Thanks for the feedback.

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  6. Oleksandr
    17.04.2017

    Good overview. However, the Chinese luminescent analogue from Aliexpress for 60 bucks is cheaper, and shorter, and more stable, and higher, and with nozzles, and turns into a monopod. Yes, and with a good head included! And with regard to all kinds of covers and bags with which it is supplied - here the Chinese comrades have no equal. And if you take it for a hundred bucks, then even with a “lifetime guarantee” it will be))) True, you have to pay for delivery there now, so prices have increased significantly. Sorry.

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  7. ULADZIMIR
    18.04.2017

    For its niche is not bad. Lightweight and compact. You can take it to the mountains. Although carbon would be more reliable. Personally, I will die, but I still pull a three-section aluminum for street shooting.

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  8. AND
    18.04.2017

    It seems that the review is not bad, but without comparison with analogues from other offices it somehow does not look fully.
    PS At the very moment, the kit is from the well-known Chinese manufacturer giottos. Legs YTL9253 lumin, 3 sections on clips. Head MH7001-621 ball. Weight is 2 kg, when folded about 65 cm comes out in length, quite overall, but it decomposes quickly, it is convenient to work, for a kit weighing up to 2 kg it handles confidently. Yes, without frills, there is no horizontal position of the central rod, and it is not rebuilt into a monopod, but it is quite well assembled, the price-quality is quite justified in my opinion.

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    • Alexey
      18.04.2017

      It would be great to compare this tripod with its analogues, but only where to get them. )

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      • anon
        18.04.2017

        There is Weifeng WF6663A. I can upload pictures and characteristics.

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      • Alexey
        18.04.2017

        This is not enough. Any equipment is highly advisable to touch with your hands. It is difficult to draw any conclusions from the photo or passport data, unless it’s Gitzo-Systematic. )

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  9. Arkady Shapoval
    18.04.2017
  10. Gregory
    18.04.2017

    Payload - 5 companies (Velbon, Slik, Hakuba, Manfrotto and Gitzo) have signed a uniform testing agreement for heads and tripods (JPVAA S102-2015). Therefore, 40kg from Gitzo can be directly compared to 5kg Velbon or Slik.

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    • Alexey
      18.04.2017

      I didn’t know about it. This is good, there will be at least some kind of landmark. Nevertheless, the question remained: both carbon and aluminum 190Go! have a passport load of 7 kg. Those. it turns out that there is no difference: use carbon aluminum. But in fact, the stiffness depends on the elastic modulus (E), and the elastic modulus itself depends on the material.

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      • Vladimir
        18.04.2017

        Once again, the previous comment was deleted.
        Rigidity is a function of the section, not just the strength of the material itself. A 25 mm duralumin pipe will be several times stiffer than a 12 mm carbon fiber pipe.

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      • Alexey
        18.04.2017

        Yes, you may be right, but this statement requires verification by calculation. Stiffness is the product of the modulus of elasticity and the moment of inertia of the cross section. The modulus of elasticity is a characteristic of a material. The moment of inertia is a characteristic of a section. Therefore, the lack of rigidity with a small cross-section can be compensated for by a material with a high elastic modulus.

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      • Vladimir
        19.04.2017

        Yes, yes, teach the airplane designer to calculate thin-walled structures. Come on, listen carefully.

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      • Alexey
        19.04.2017

        I give the link:
        Strength textbook, section: "Compressed bars stability." Or are there other laws in aviation? )
        Honestly, I do not understand your tone.

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      • Vladimir
        19.04.2017

        You do not have a rod and not compressed. Look for the right topic in the table of contents of the textbook.

        Here you write nonsense.

        Therefore, choosing a compact tripod for the camera, I recommend choosing carbon fiber products. In them, despite the small cross sections of the legs, the rigidity is still higher and is achieved due to the higher rigidity characteristics of the carbon fiber itself.

        And I still have the nerve to recommend. The maximum that you can - express your wrong opinion.

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      • Alexey
        20.04.2017

        For Vladimir.
        "Dear" specialist! Have you held a lot of tripods in your hands? I suggest you do the following: write your article on how the stiffness of rods or shells (as you wish) depends on the cross-sectional area, its profile and material of manufacture. Write there what you want and how you want. It is very likely that this material will be very helpful. And I see no point in loading readers with unnecessary information, especially since specials will be needed to understand it. knowledge. This is the first thing.
        Second. Yes, I have the nerve to recommend carbon tripods. This “audacity” is enough for all those who have used carbon and aluminum tripods in real life. ) I suggest you the following - solve a simple problem. Given: two rods of closed annular section, outer diameter 16 mm, wall thickness 1 mm. One rod in carbon, the other in aluminum. Length - 0,6 m. Find out which of them behaves more rigidly or steadily, it's up to you. Cross-weave carbon. Take the average modulus of elasticity for carbon. The design scheme is an analogue of the tripod leg operation at the minimum deflection angle. And when, Mr. theorist, you prove to me that the "lumin" will behave more steadily and work harder, then I will applaud you.

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      • jerichosb
        18.04.2017

        “And finally, the most mysterious value, the carrying capacity. According to the passport, the load on the tripod is as much as 7 kg, but that's just what this figure means and how it was determined, no one explains anywhere ”

        Yeah. Nothing is clear here.
        My old Manfrotto 3205G with three sections and a diameter of the first (larger) F27mm has Max Weight Capacity: 11.1 lbs., According to keh.com, how much? ~ 5kg. Where, then, to yours?

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      • Gregory
        19.04.2017

        In addition to the 27MM tube, do you have anything else in the tripod? :)) The new 190 series has new locks (clips and collets), a new hub, etc. therefore, the design load is higher. And by the way, a tripod with a camera and cargo will not break if you load more by 0,5 kg.
        The tripod tests are carried out as follows: a vibration sensor and a weight on a rope. The rope is cut and vibrations are measured…. So your model withstood a certain amplitude with a 5 kg kettlebell, and a new one with 7 kg, and a Gitzo 0545T with a dead weight of 0,9 kg - 10 kg. Technology does not stand still.

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      • Gregory
        19.04.2017

        But the weight of the tripods is different. Why buy a carbon tripod over an aluminum tripod: Even more powerful aluminum tripods (with a higher passport load) in the wind have vibrations much larger than the pixel size of modern cameras. This won't be a problem if you have a 6MP crop camera. But if 24 MP - aluminum will not work in the wind.
        Good carbon tripods (like Gitzo) are largely free of this drawback. Their fluctuations under comparable wind loads are less than the pixel size.
        Loading the tripods with bags and backpacks leads to even more vibrations from the wind (the windage of the system increases). So if you want to shoot a landscape in different weather conditions, the choice is obvious - Gitzo.

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      • Alexey
        19.04.2017

        In fact, in calm weather, you can shoot even with the lightest tripods. Problems begin when there is wind, it is he who is the main culprit for vibration and micro-lubrication. In such cases, I often use a regular umbrella to shield the camera from the wind. And often. in general, I take it out of the tent and then I don't care about the wind. Some people use the so-called stirrup - this is a rigid cord (sling), one end of which is tied in a tripod base, and at the other end it has a loop. The length of the cord is chosen so that it barely reaches the ground. Next, you thread your foot into a loop, press it to the ground with your weight, thereby pulling the cord and pulling the tripod to the ground. In this way, you significantly reduce the vibration of the tripod from the wind.

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      • Gregory
        19.04.2017

        Believe it or not, Dmitry Borovkov, the author of the "Stipple" for a tripod, developed it for tripods without a central column. The stirrup is mounted on a central bolt that runs through the Systematic base and holds the head.

        Unfortunately, I have seen few landscape photographers who set up their tent for shooting. I have seen animalist photographers, yes, yes. But not landscape ...

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      • Alexey
        19.04.2017

        In the landscape, I also do not use a tent, only in a photo shoot. I made myself a stirrup, but I have never used it. Grabbing a regular umbrella.

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      • Gregory
        19.04.2017

        In any case, the Manfrotto 190 is a very good model for a first try. But perhaps the following advice will be useful for novice photographers: buying a model is easier, for example Bifriya or 290. To understand whether this path of creativity will be interesting. And if this landscape photography and travel will bring some kind of feedback to save money for a really worthwhile tripod…. For example, as in your photos - Gitzo Explorer, a super tripod for landscape and traveler.

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      • Alexey
        19.04.2017

        Yes, the Gitzo Explorer is a tripod standalone.

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      • Kiev-Vyshgorod
        21.04.2017

        For beginners, this is MORE than enough! The dream of any "schoolboy"! ;) Obviously, a tripod is “not the last” that is needed for a good shot ... but OH, how far from the first and MOST necessary conditions ...! ;))))) And with good equipment it is always more pleasant to even sit on a bench without doing anything….

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      • Kiev-Vyshgorod
        21.04.2017

        There are some nuances at the expense of the flexible stirrup - in the wind the load enters into resonance and begins to add problems ... It is advisable to limit the movement of the load on the stirrup ...

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      • Kiev-Vyshgorod
        21.04.2017

        Vibrations depend on the mass - just load the tripod with a bag and there will be no vibrations! The most stable tripod is made of cast iron ...! ;) Any carbon fiber will be exposed to the wind, its high modulus will not help. This is a publicity stunt - a gain in weight by several hundred grams ...?! An extra thermos with coffee and sandwiches is also added to the total weight of the equipment, but WHERE without them ?! But no one buys a titanium or carbon thermos, and even takes drinks with them in glass containers (with stars on the label ...;)) ...

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  11. Sven
    18.04.2017

    Dear article creator!
    Be so kind as to say which lens you shot macro on!

    I want it too! Very beautiful and successful composition.

    PS. Is there a macro article for beginners on Radozhivi?

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    • AND
      18.04.2017

      Not the author, but almost any macro lens is suitable for this kind of photo. In the absence of thereof, you can use what is + macro rings.
      Threat your cap =)

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      • Sven
        18.04.2017

        Thank you!

        But I still wanted to find out WHAT the author used

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      • Alexey
        18.04.2017

        Nikon D700 + Sigma 150 mm f / 2.8 APO EX DG OS HSM Macro + 2 flashes.

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      • Sven
        19.04.2017

        THX !!!!!

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      • Alexey
        18.04.2017

        That's right. )

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    • Carl Zeiss
      18.04.2017

      And you please sound the system that you are shooting.

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      • Alexey
        18.04.2017

        Nikon D700 + Sigma 150 mm f / 2.8 APO EX DG OS HSM Macro + 2 flashes.

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    • Alexey
      18.04.2017

      Sigma 150 / 2,8 OS HSM

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  12. Kiev-Vyshgorod
    21.04.2017

    Excellent visibility ... unlike a tripod ...
    For 40 years I have tried several dozen tripods - from wooden ones from the XNUMXth century to various modern “compact”, “ultra-technological” and others ... As a result, I “returned” to the old “Soviet” one !!!
    When folded, almost 70 cm, weight 1,8 kg. The tripod height is from 40 cm to 165 cm. The most important “advantages” are very strong and stable, not afraid of rain and dirt, cheap and does not attract attention, if necessary, a very strong “baton” ...! ;))) Maybe with such a "camilfo" walking with a camera worth more than $ 5000, but this is a "workhorse" for any conditions ...

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    • Jerichosb
      24.04.2017

      “As a result, I“ returned ”to the old“ Soviet !!! ”

      This to which?

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  13. Kiev-Vyshgorod
    04.05.2017

    If I'm not mistaken - FSHU-5 tripod. Old, but reliable!

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  14. Alexander
    08.05.2017

    Thank you very much for the mischief and your own opinion! I think many will be useful.

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  15. Alexey
    10.06.2017

    Alexei! Thanks a lot for the article, it came in handy. I still have one question - why do I need a fixing bolt under the head rest. thanks

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    • lech
      10.06.2017

      I bought this tripod to replace the 190 more than a year ago because of its compactness (4 knees versus 3 in the 190). Very stable, the price for it is a lot of weight. Therefore, I only use it for interiors or home portraits.
      This mysterious cog just keeps your head almost tight from scrolling.

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    • Alexey
      10.06.2017

      To insure the tripod head against self-loosening.

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