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    Manfrotto Modo

    Finally found a decent tripod at a low price. Manfrotto Modo is for the small
    compact cameras and works a treat.Well made, stable , light and fairly high
    too. Persuaded my wife I preferred it to anything else so got it for my birthday.

    Here are a few pix I've managed to do so far. I seem to see more detail and
    a lot less blur when zooming in on the details. The pix are sharper. Even compared to my old Hama tripod which is far too shoddy for decent macros.
    Olympus c5050z

    Olympus c5050z

    Ricoh GX100

    Ricoh GX100

    This last one is with the tripod legs spread out like a contortionist.
    Early morning sunlight through the curtains.

    Whole set of first tries here:-
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/polloba...7621963590118/

    The tripod here in Italy cost 60 euro at Saturn. I reckon its a bargain with a 5 year guarantee too.

    BTW the Oly really holds its own against the GX100
    Do I need a new camera? No just a lot more practice and criticism from you good folk.

    all the best

    paul

    ps used RawTherapee latest download 2.4
    Last edited by pollobarca; 6th August 2009 at 11:45. Reason: forgot a bit
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    Re: Manfrotto Modo

    Lovely puts mine to shame.

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    Re: Manfrotto Modo

    Thanks Derek. Get in close. My wife complains that I get too close (with the pictures) and she prefers them further out.
    I find that I have to crop a fair bit with the GX100 whereas the Oly I crop a lot less. Try cropping your pix more and next time you will perhaps compose that size and crop less.
    Heres one my wife likes
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    Re: Manfrotto Modo

    Nice set of images. I like the Olympus one a lot.

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    Re: Manfrotto Modo

    Thanks Will,
    The Oly takes some beating. I get more successful shots from the Oly than I do from the Ricoh. I think I should set the Ricoh to default on 35mm focal length and see what happens. Use the wide angle of the Ricoh and not be used by it. Theory wise the Ricoh should be better, better lens and more pixels , IS, easier controls etc. but the Oly wins through .

    b rgds

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