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  • Matt says:

    Great roundup of tripods Dan! I love my Manfrotto 055XPROB legs which are similar to the 190XPROB and has that center column that swivels out horizontally. That is really useful for doing macro shots of flowers/plants as you can get as low to the ground as you want. Of course it’s not that light and you certainly feel it after a few miles of trail but for the price I like what I have.

  • Marc Perkins says:

    Thanks for the list! I’ve got both the Silk Sprint Pro and the Manfrotto 190XB, and love them. The Silk is a great tripod to bring on trips where space or weight is a critical issue; it’s small enough that I can pack it into a carryon suitcase when needed, and it’s great for backpacking. The Manfrotto is my general purpose tripod, and I love it. Mine doesn’t have the horizontal-capable center column; that sounds like it’d be awesome for macro work (as working with my camera upside down all the time gets tiresome).

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    Terry Bourk

    I have read you new book “Behind the Landscape.” I could not “put it down” meaning that I kept at it because each photo you presented/analyzed was interesting and informative. I am trying to develop an eye for composition (both the scene and the light).

    Thank you! The examples you present and the suggestions are very helpful. Purple Mountains, McKinley River and Wonder Lake are fascinating.


    Roger Sinclair

    You have done it again! Another triumph.

    Your generosity to share, the clarity of thought and concise explanation thereof is brilliant. Perhaps I should also mention the beautiful photos and the talent necessary to produce them.

    Thank you, Dan.