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    Camera tripod

    Well, my trusty old all-metal Quickset Hi-Boy is no longer trusty. Stripped collet threads on one of the legs. Looking for a replacement, I shopped a couple of stores for something in the $100 range and found they now have classy looking, but wobbly, pan heads and they ring with vibrations when I make camera adjustments. Useless to me and I don't use one enough anymore to justify a multi-hundred-dollar pro unit.

    So I got this:
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...ory=30094&rd=1

    We'll see how it goes.
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    "We win and they lose. What do you think of that?" - Ronald Reagan, 1977

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    Hmmm, looks pretty decent for the price. Congrats on the purchase. If you don't mind, give us your impressions after you've used it a bit.


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    Well, it came today and it's a disappointment. Unlike what I saw in the stores it's all metal but it does not have a three-way pan head as described. I need that feature (sideways tilt).

    I'm going to rework my old one.

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    It's not as well made as it first appears to be.



    Just kidding. I'll take my lumps.
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    "We win and they lose. What do you think of that?" - Ronald Reagan, 1977

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