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07-28-2009, 05:41 PM   #31
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Mine arrived today in a big box!
I still have to check it out later.
I too am tempted by the Amazon CC that's why I know about it.
I pulled the trigger on this one as I have observed the prices going up instead of going down.
Last year this same tripod only went for $39 I think.
I will also post pictures of this tripod one I get to check it out more.
I just hope my pictures would not be as blurred as LeDave's out of excitement.

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This si s pretty good tripod for its price ($45).
I took some pictures but am now wondering why hasn't anybody done a review for this on the "tripod reviews"?
I was thinking maybe the photos I took would be more appropriate there?
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Argh!! I missed the UPS shipment, I would have to wait one more day.

U got a point GerryL. I think the Dolica deserves a review and some pics.

I might write one up after I am done playing with it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by prinze18 Quote
Argh!! I missed the UPS shipment, I would have to wait one more day.

U got a point GerryL. I think the Dolica deserves a review and some pics.

I might write one up after I am done playing with it.
This is ok Prinze.
I'll let you have a go at it first then I'll add to your review 'coz I visited the tripod reviews section yesterday when my Dolica arrived to see if anybody has done a review and sadly I guess nobody has yet posted even one.
I've taken photos of the box, the description on the box, the bag, the length of the bag, the opening of the bag as it had a great shape and of course parts of the tripod itself.
I'll be looking forward to the reviews prinze.

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thanks to this thread, I ordered the Dolica yesterday and it arrives tomorrow.
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I finally got it. Had to run to the UPS hub station to get it and "talk" my way in because I was there at 930pm....

First impressions. I am impressed. Lets leave the rest to review

haha ...I feel pressure now .. I'll field test it on Sat. And do a write up then.
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I bought the Dolica but returned it. It will be fine if you only use it indoor. However, I think it is not very realiable when you go out and set up it in grass. I put my k20d with 16-50 on it. I felt it's going to fall in every mintue.
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Hey happygui

Have you tried to go outside and set it up though?
i put my k2000 with 50-200 lense ( i know it is 200 g lighter) but it looked pretty stable to me
i will be taking lot of pictures outside next week with it. I will let you know how it went.

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The hook on the middle of the center column is for attaching weights so that the tripod would be well grounded.
You can attach say...a backpack, your camera bag, or sandbag to weigh it down.
This tripod was made light so as it wouldn't be a pain to carry around.
Grass of course causes it to be unstable not unless you expose the spikes on the legs and put some additional weight for the tripod to dig past the uneven grass.
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Any brand of tripod if not weighed down for stability and the center of gravity is off would definitely topple.
Even light stands used on the movie and television productions use sandbags so they can be left alone.
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ok I will remember to bring a sack of sand tomorrow.
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QuoteOriginally posted by prinze18 Quote
ok I will remember to bring a sack of sand tomorrow.
You would be better off using a sack of rice since it's clean and easy to handle.
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QuoteOriginally posted by LeDave Quote
You would be better off using a sack of rice since it's clean and easy to handle.
And you'd have something to eat if you get hungry.
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I took my Dolica AX620B100 with me on vacation in May to Utah and Arizona. I had my K110D, kit lens and 135 with me. Except for taking shots in gusty winds (I'd guess about 25 mph) I had no issues. Some weight on the hook would surely have helped when the wind kicked up.
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You can buy of fabricate yourselves a medium sized drawsting pouch/bag that you can always place ready (folded) inside the zippered pocket of the tripod bag.
You can fill that pouch with anything weighty on-site and just hook the drawstrings of the pouch for an easy stability.
You just have to bring the pouch each time and never worry about the bringing sandbags or weights as you can always fill the bag/pouch with anything on site (rocks, dirt, pebbles,etc).
..oh and rice won't hurt too as you can never go hungry.
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