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Actually, I would consider Gitzo GT-1550T Traveler 6X as an alternative to Benro C-068M8 Travel Angel when selecting a really lightweight tripod for traveling. Perhaps because of Gitzo reputation as a manufacturer of high quality tripods including tripods made of Carbon fiber? As we know such reputation does not come by accident. However, the price tag of $600 certainly made me thinking twice. Then, I decided to make side by side comparison: should I say numbers speak for themselves? But in all critical characteristics, folded length, weight and load capacity, Benro C-069M8 has an unquestionable lead.
July 13, 2009
Selecting a tripod for traveling may be not an easy thing to do. By my estimate, there more than 600 models from more than 20 manufacturers of tripods. There are many parameters you may want to take into account when making a decision. One of the problems with selecting a particular tripod is the lack of a convenient way to do side-by-side comparison of models available. This article may help you narrow your choice from hundreds of tripods in the market to just several. By using two simple criteria, we have analyzed about 250 tripods usually sold by most retail outlets selling photographic equipment. This step resulted in a spreadsheet summarizing technical data for 30 tripods that we believe may be a starting point for the final selection.
March 11, 2009