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Steadfast, loyal and true!!

Advantages: Reasonably priced, portable but very sturdy!
Disadvantages: could do with reaching just a few more inches at full height.

...As a professional photographer I have previously shared with you my opinions on many cameras so I thought I would now share with you my opinions of some of the many accessories involved in photography too, starting with the Sony VCT-R640 tripod. Althou ...

thebigc1690 22.01.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Sony VCT R640 Tripod

Much steadier than my hand....

Advantages: Very steady, will move to any position
Disadvantages: Complicated at first

If you are serious about photography or filming, at some time you will need a tripod. Some situations such as landscape or self-timer photography benefit from the use of a tripod. A good one will let you place the camera parallel to the ground and will ...

gwlith_y_wawr 24.04.2004 · Read full review
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Review of Sony VCT R640 Tripod

Simple is best, sometimes.

Advantages: Simple, inexpensive.
Disadvantages: None yet.

I have one of these heads on my monopod, they're great. I paid £21 formine abotu 7 years ago, and it has performed faultlessly since new. I don't really see this as a "Tripod head", as it only pivots in one plane, indeed, it's designed to enable a mo ...

Nige7Whit 10.01.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Manfrotto 234RC Tripod head

Manfrotto 234RC Head

Advantages: Basic in design and foolproof
Disadvantages: None that I can envisage

I Recently purchased 234RC Head, First time use proved to be either too stiff or too slack in operation with a 50-500 zoom. I dismantled the head for a quick look and found a disc of friction material of approximately 25mm outside diameter x 6mm bore. In ...

Andy-Womble 31.08.2008 · Read full review
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Review of Manfrotto 234RC Tripod head

Manfrotto 679B Monopod

Advantages: Light weight and easy to use
Disadvantages: Locks slightly stiff at first (but they need to be to do their job!)

I purchased this item a couple of months ago and really wished I had purchased it many months sooner. It has been a great help to the cricket photography I have been doing over the summer as it has taken the strain off my back and arms, and allowing the ...

liz_cloud9 13.09.2007 · Read full review
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Review of Manfrotto 679B Monopod