First glance of the Horus Bennu tripod w/ LX-1T ballhead from ebay. $85 shipped
There is not much flex to this tripod and the materials used are excellent. Leg movements are super smooth and very tight. The only gripe I have about this tripod is that the leg locking mechanism is plastic, but so far it seems to hold up well and locks tightly as it should. I'm no pro photographer, but I've had several tripods in the past and this is the best one I've ever owned. If you're going to be dropping dollars on tripods at best buy or walmart then you might as well buy this one since it's alot better then the tripods they sell in those stores with the exception of a couple of higher end manfrottos at bestbuy for around $250..
tripod link on ebay is here, you may make an offer with him, but please don't lowball: http://www.ebay.com/itm/Horusbennu-747X ... OR:US:1123
This tripod can hold my 50d with a battery grip, 70-200 F4L IS, EX420 flash in all orientation along with my camera bag hanging underneath it acting as a weight.
Bag: Very well made, very well padded and the straps are nicely secured to the bag
The tripod measures about 55cm in closed form.
Plastic leg locking. Not the best feeling plastic material, but it works as it should
LX-1T ballhead in red. Has a panning function
It's slightly dusty since I didnt get a chance to clean it
Comes with the quick mounting plate as well
Leg's can open wide out for macro photography or if you just like getting down and dirty with the camera.
No problems holding this up in any orientation
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