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02-09-2009, 04:51 PM   #1
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[SOLD] Amvona AT-6703 tripod and pistol grip head.

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Amvona AT-6703 tripod and pistol grip head.

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This the Amvona AT-6703 tripod. With the pistol grip ball head shown in the picture. It comes with two mounting plates. It is a quick release system, but has an extra screw to tighten the mounting plate, so by my definition it's not really a quick release, but the manufacturer called it 'quick release'.

The center column can be used as a monopod. The center column can be reversed for low angle shots. It comes with a carrying case.

There are tons of user reviews on the web. Read before buying. If it's a do it all tripod I will not sell it. However, It is fine for non-telephoto lenses, but not suitable for my sigma 100-300 but I tolerated it. I recently bought the Tamron 300mm/2.8 adaptall and this tripod cannot handle that weight well, therefore I am selling this. It worked well with my Tamron 18-250. It is a tad heavy (around 9 pound I think ???).

It's a good tripod for the price, but you are not buying a
Manfrotto. Good starter tripod, until you are ready to buy the $500 Manfretto's, as I am currently doing.

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

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Selling

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Item Location
Dayton, Ohio USA

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Actual cost, but not more than $20 for USA.

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United States

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If you want to use paypal, then the buyer pays 4% more for the item and postage.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!

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OK, it looks like I may have scared potential buyers with my description...so, lets set the record straight and show some sample of pictures taken using the tripod and the heavy sigma 100-300



This one with the 1.4 TC for a 420mm lens



Now a 100% crop, is this stable enough (if the tripod ain't stable, this is impossible)



So, it is alright even for the sigma 100-300, but I still wouldn't recommend it as it is a lot for me to squeeze the trigger and move a heavy lens, but then again I will never hand hold the sigma 100-300 either but some say they can. So, don't shy away from buying this tripod for a give away price.

The postage for UK is like $160, so I am sure the above poster will pass on it...for anyone from the USA, who are on the fence on this, make me an offer....It is a great buy at this price.


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Yup, passed up on it, very jealous at whoever gets this
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Willing to trade for something interesting...

- Kenko 1.5 Teleconverter
- Tamron 1.4 Teleconverter
- BG-2 Battery grip
- Will consider any camera bag that can hold the Tamron 300/2.8 and K10D
- Cokin X-pro sized filter stuff (holder, adapter, ND filter or polarizer I'll pay+$)
- Jupiter-9
- Jupiter 135mm 3.5 (Jupiter 37-A)

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Im in Columbus oh and was wondering if this was still available?!!! could drive over and meet or meet half way ... Friday night or Saturday sometime early?
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That would work.......p.m. sent.

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I've been using them for years and they still amaze at how well made they are. I've several different models.. I'm on a CF now with a ballhead from them.. whole bundle cost me $125usd delivered compared to almost $600 any where else..
highly recommend..
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Still available...price reduced to $80 including shipping within conus.

Thanks

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I have this one and recommend it. I'm surprised it doesn't hold up to your 100-300 as it holds my K20D, grip, and Bigma just fine (at least per my specs).

I agree with Roy, for the money you can't beat it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rfortson Quote
I have this one and recommend it. I'm surprised it doesn't hold up to your 100-300 as it holds my K20D, grip, and Bigma just fine (at least per my specs).

I agree with Roy, for the money you can't beat it.
It holds the 100-300 with no trouble, as you know the allen keys will allow for the pistol head to be tightened, so when the tension is set properly it will hold it with no problems. But, I am not able to squeeze the trigger with one and move the camera with the other effectively.

I am planning to get this soon

Manfrotto by Bogen Imaging | 393 Heavy Duty Gimbal Type | 393

This allows for hands free operation, which the pistol grip can't, that's all. Otherwise, weight wise it can handle it, but ergonomics wise, I think I will much prefer the gimbal.

It's still for sale $80 shipped (or $65 + shipping).
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QuoteOriginally posted by rfortson Quote
I have this one and recommend it. I'm surprised it doesn't hold up to your 100-300 as it holds my K20D, grip, and Bigma just fine (at least per my specs).

I agree with Roy, for the money you can't beat it.
I think because the Bigma has its own mount on the lens itself and balances out the weight with the camera on the other end, whilst with a protruding lens and the tripod mounted on the camera base itself, the weight isn't equally distributed so it has a tendency to be heavier on the lens side.
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I think because the Bigma has its own mount on the lens itself and balances out the weight with the camera on the other end, whilst with a protruding lens and the tripod mounted on the camera base itself, the weight isn't equally distributed so it has a tendency to be heavier on the lens side.
Both my tele lenses (sigma 100-300 F4, and the Tamron 300 2.8) have tripod mounts on the lens. It's not really the balance , but squeezing the pistol grip and shooting with a heavy lens on the top doesn't come naturally to me, the wrist hurts after a while.....
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I see why you like the gimbal. If I had the heavy lenses i'd think about getting one also. Someday.................
 

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