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answered What camera did Ed White use during the first space walk?
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answered Is it possible to make a 35mm digital camera with the same size / weight / price as a 35mm film camera?
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comment What kind of tripod is best for flower macro photography?
The 190XPROB also has a simple mechanism for moving the centre post to a horizontal position. It's a very neat system and useful for flower macro photography. The independently vari-angle legs are also useful for getting the camera to otherwise awkward positions near obstacles. It's lighter and smaller than the 055XPROB so probably a good choice if you don't need the height of the 055.
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comment How can I take horizontal photos where the object is lying flat on the floor?
If you need a (slightly) less expensive tripod, the Manfrotto 190XPROB costs less than the 55XPROB and has a centre column with the same ability to pivot 90 degrees so the camera looks straight down.
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comment How can I photograph hummingbirds?
Amazing, "Hummingbirds are continuously hours away from starving to death, and are able to store just enough energy to survive overnight." hummingbirds.net/hainsworth.html
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answered How can I get a 'touristy' photo of myself when travelling alone?
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answered What can I do with a Nikon D40?
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answered Super 8 digital “back”?
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answered How to estimate depth of field?
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comment I have a new dSLR and am terrified — any advice for a totally new photographer?
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answered Laser Printers: Widest Pantone Gamut?
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answered How many colors and shades can the human eye distinguish in a single scene?
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comment Is the Manfrotto 190XPROB a good first tripod for a student with an entry-level DSLR?
According to Manfrotto, the 496 head will carry a 6Kg load. It should be easily able to cope with the XTi with 18-55 lens. Martin may have been referring to the 494 which is designed for a 4Kg load. That probably can't cope well with large telephoto lenses but the 18-55 would be OK I would have thought.
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comment Is the Manfrotto 190XPROB a good first tripod for a student with an entry-level DSLR?
@Miriam: With the centre-column raised, the 190 is 1.46m high, the 055 is 1.77m high. If you are 5' 3" the 190 will be perfect. The height of the head and of the camera added to this will bring the viewfinder up to my eye-height when I am standing fully upright. There are carbon-fibre versions which reduce the weight by about half a kilo (but are more expensive).