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E Image Tripods

PostFri Sep 06, 2013 2:10 pm

Has anyone used E Image tripod systems, I'm on a budget and wanted to know if anyone has any knowledge of them.


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PostFri Sep 06, 2013 2:41 pm

I have one. Works perfect for static shots. You'll never get a really smooth pan or tilt action from it though.
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PostFri Sep 06, 2013 2:45 pm

They're horrendous.. We have a couple at work as cheap alternatives for the casual operators doing small jobs. They constantly break and are in general just extremely poor quality.
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Re: E Image Tripods

PostFri Sep 06, 2013 2:52 pm

Complete garbage. Stay away.

All e-photo, e-image, fancier etc. Total crap.

I know we all start out hoping to get away with a cheap tripod. I did. I'm a cheap weasel, but sticky pans, sticky tilt's, absolute nightmare. Even the lowliest rated manfrotto is 5 times better than this stuff. I'm sorry but you'll just have to find a few more bucks. If you get one it will be landfill in little time. Mine is currently used to support a portable workbench. Even with that it's useless. Would have been better off with some 2 by 4.

Others may have had better luck than me.
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Re: E Image Tripods

PostFri Sep 06, 2013 3:50 pm

Wow ! :o ,

Thanks guys, I'm a student trying to stretch the almighty dollar and I was looking at them and the Libec tripods. I think I'm going to just try and work extra hrs and go Manfotto high end....

I really appreciate the knowledge ! :D
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Re: E Image Tripods

PostFri Sep 06, 2013 7:24 pm

Star Trak wrote:They're horrendous.. We have a couple at work as cheap alternatives for the casual operators doing small jobs. They constantly break and are in general just extremely poor quality.


Break? wow, I'm curious what you're doing with it lol.

I've used mine in -40 degree and in the most inhospitable environments...it's never "broken". It's just not great for video use like panning.
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Re: E Image Tripods

PostFri Sep 06, 2013 7:47 pm

I use the fancier 270A tripod and fluid head. This is the older version that is better than the newer one and is quite good for its low price. I paid £114 delivered.

It does look a bit extreme for my little Pocket Camera though :D
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Re: E Image Tripods

PostFri Sep 06, 2013 9:59 pm

I have the 7083h on AT-7801 sticks
I absolutely love it
I got a really good second hand deal at £350
For that money nothing comes close
Full fluid head - and steady as a rock
I dont doubt for a second the Sachtler tripods would kick it round the park for fun
but even second hand sachtlers that can take 10kgs go for more than my car is worth :-)
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Re: E Image Tripods

PostFri Sep 06, 2013 11:30 pm

A light stand would be more stable than an e-image
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Re: E Image Tripods

PostSat Sep 07, 2013 2:59 am

Not bad as a perch for up to 7 Kg. Legs tend to bend past that and they don't open wide, probably because they're not very strong. I wouldn't throw mine away though, always good for a rainy day or using in high risk shots where damage could occur to the more expensive stuff.
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Re: E Image Tripods

PostSat Sep 07, 2013 8:05 am

Hmm 0 it seems that everyone is talking about the £100 ebay tripods
I am talking about the proper E-image tripods
Like here
http://www.proav.co.uk/E-Image-Shop/Tripod-Kits/sc10439.aspx

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