just bought some kit

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    B B Leo said:

    result just bought some kit

    k guys got some money for xmas and decided to blow the lot


    Tripod : Glottos MTL9251b and head MH5001
    Flash Gun Sigma EF530
    Lens Sigma 105 (thanks {909})
    Lens Sigma 10-20
    58mm uv filter Jessops
    77mm uv filter Hama
    cleaning kit
    so all i need to do now it play
    Last edited by B B Leo; 27th December 2008 at 11:56 PM. Reason: ops
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    Bodman said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by B B Leo View Post
    k guys got some money for xmas and decided to blow the lot


    Tripod : Glottos MTL9251b and head MH5001
    Flash Gun Sigma EF530
    Lens Sigma 10-20
    Lens Sigma 105 (thanks {909})
    Lens Sigma 10-20
    58mm uv filter Jessops
    77mm uv filter Hama
    cleaning kit
    so all i need to do now it play

    2 x sigma 10-20's.......greedy...LOL (cracking lens)
     
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    Well done. Always feels nice to spunk some cash on camera stuff. Got to say though 2 10-20s is a little excessive. :-|

     
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    B B Leo said:

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    ops noted and edited
    cost me a fortune
    havent told the misses how much it cost
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    BertRoot said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by B B Leo View Post
    havent told the misses how much it cost
    Haha, if the Mrs sold my gear for what I said it was worth I would be in tears. Ahem...

     
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    d3xt0r said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by BertRoot View Post
    Haha, if the Mrs sold my gear for what I said it was worth I would be in tears. Ahem...
    Nice Kit, wish i could afford a decent camera, been after a D-SLR camera for ages, i ended up settling for a Fujufilm FinePix S1000fd 10MP

    I know nothing at all about photography but it interests me alot.
     
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    B B Leo said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by d3xt0r2005 View Post
    Nice Kit, wish i could afford a decent camera, been after a D-SLR camera for ages, i ended up settling for a Fujufilm FinePix S1000fd 10MP

    I know nothing at all about photography but it interests me alot.
    u and me both m8 just something to play with
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    Brock said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by B B Leo View Post
    u and me both m8 just something to play with
    Have you given up on the free option now? Good job, it will make you blind.
     
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    Bodman said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by B B Leo View Post
    ops noted and edited
    cost me a fortune
    havent told the misses how much it cost

    lol just tell her you got it off Ebay dead cheap
     
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    B B Leo said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Brock View Post
    Have you given up on the free option now? Good job, it will make you blind.
    ooh no thats my number one best past time m8
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    Hogwart said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by B B Leo View Post
    Tripod : Glottos MTL9251b and head MH5001
    Hi, can you actually change the feet on this one? I.e. can you unscrew them or change them for spikes? I've got the MTL8361B and I cannot change them on this one.

    I also have my eyes on the MH5001 head, how does it handle with your camera attached?

    Thanks for any info on this one...
     
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    B B Leo said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogwart View Post
    Hi, can you actually change the feet on this one? I.e. can you unscrew them or change them for spikes? I've got the MTL8361B and I cannot change them on this one.

    I also have my eyes on the MH5001 head, how does it handle with your camera attached?

    Thanks for any info on this one...
    unless u can buy ones for it m8 i doubt it
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    Hogwart said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by B B Leo View Post
    unless u can buy ones for it m8 i doubt it
    Actually you can and I have bought one set, just to discover I cannot change them . But the distributor is very helpful and I will receive replacement inserts for the model I have as soon as they become available from the manufacturer (with which I was also in contact), a very helpful bunch of people actually. It just will be interesting to see how to remove the glued in ones...

    The feet I've bought are FP2021, a set of 3 flat disc feet, meant for soft (sand etc.) or smooth (such as tiles) surfaces. They weren't easy to come by and to my dismay I found out you can change them only on the MT series, not on the MTL series. They are really nice feet and you will find a mention of the feet exchange options only on the Giottos dot com website (its in English).
     
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    B B Leo said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogwart View Post
    Actually you can and I have bought one set, just to discover I cannot change them . But the distributor is very helpful and I will receive replacement inserts for the model I have as soon as they become available from the manufacturer (with which I was also in contact), a very helpful bunch of people actually. It just will be interesting to see how to remove the glued in ones...

    The feet I've bought are FP2021, a set of 3 flat disc feet, meant for soft (sand etc.) or smooth (such as tiles) surfaces. They weren't easy to come by and to my dismay I found out you can change them only on the MT series, not on the MTL series. They are really nice feet and you will find a mention of the feet exchange options only on the Giottos dot com website (its in English).

    learn something new every day m8
    but its not just as easy as buying them over the counter and doing it ur self then !
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    Hogwart said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by B B Leo View Post
    learn something new every day m8
    but its not just as easy as buying them over the counter and doing it ur self then !
    It nearly was, had them from a dealer advertised in an auction but I guess they were a one off. As above, according to the Giottos website they can be replaced on the MT series, they got a 6mm thread with a ball joint on the actual foot, so once you have the "nut" in the foot part of the tripod, it should be very easy to exchange. This was actually another reason why I went for the Giottos. So in the moment I'm playing the waiting game for the promised nut inserts...

    BTW, did you have a play with the MH5001 head yet? How does it handle the camera with the heaviest lens attached?

    And thanks again for your generous donation
     
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    B B Leo said:

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hogwart View Post
    It nearly was, had them from a dealer advertised in an auction but I guess they were a one off. As above, according to the Giottos website they can be replaced on the MT series, they got a 6mm thread with a ball joint on the actual foot, so once you have the "nut" in the foot part of the tripod, it should be very easy to exchange. This was actually another reason why I went for the Giottos. So in the moment I'm playing the waiting game for the promised nut inserts...

    BTW, did you have a play with the MH5001 head yet? How does it handle the camera with the heaviest lens attached?

    And thanks again for your generous donation
    handles well m8.. wouldnt say brilliant. but not much to compare it to
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