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Pros: Picked two of these up while on shell shocker. I had been delaying on getting an SSD for quite a while now, wondering about reliability. I finally pulled the trigger, getting one for a boot drive on my customac hack, and a second one for my aging 17" macbook pro. Wow. What a difference. Just the time savings alone made these an incredible value. Plugged in and formatted no problem, just cloned over the drives and I was good to go. Perfect stability, and blazing speeds, I'm already planning another build and will be using these babies again.
Cons: The looks. They don't look like some amazing piece of hardware, just blue with white text.
Other Thoughts: If you're like me, and have been waiting and lusting after an SSD for a while, now is the time to move. Under a hundred bucks, there really is no better bang for your buck anymore in terms of performance. Revitalized my aging laptop, so much the thing feels new again.READ FULL REVIEW
This review is from: Dolica ZX600B300 60" Carbon Fiber Tripod & Ballhead Combo
Pros: Great Value, Lightweight, Compact, Carry Case, Grips, Twist Locks
For about $100, you don't get much in the carbon fibre Tripod legs world. Let alone, a set of legs, and a ball head. To be honest, from the picture, I thought the ballhead looked terrible, but knowing that it was patterned off a gitzo model that was just as ugly, I figured it was worth a punt. This thing holds my d700, with 70-200mm 2.8 without any problems. The ballhead is shockingly good in just about every aspect. Once set up, with something hanging from the hook, I can tap on the end of my 70-200, and see no movement. With proper technique, you can get great results from this thing. I wouldn't use the really heavy glass on it, but for a day to day tripod, I think this thing is the ticket. It folds up small and light enough that you would never hesitate to bring it with you. And this is coming from a guy who hates tripods.
Cons: The lowest leg sections do get pretty narrow, so they don't inspire a ton of confidence. That would only be the case if you racked it out to full height however. I haven't used the extending centre column, and have no plans too, but I'm sure its gonna create some vibration.
Other Thoughts: Not for the big glass, but for a medium telephoto and a full sized camera, this thing is more than adequate. Its small, light, and quick to set up. Ballhead is beyond great for this pricerange, though it looks awful in the photos. If you're on the fence, for a $100, its hard to find better value in the photography world, except perhaps your brands 50mm 1.8READ FULL REVIEW
Pros: Just what I was hoping for after checking all the reviews.
No Dead / Stuck Pixels
Fast Shipping thanks to Newegg
Cons: The base is a little cheap and flimsy. Hasn't caused any issues thus far.
Kicks off heat.
Other Thoughts: For the money, this thing is a steal.READ FULL REVIEW
Display Name: David C.
Date Joined: 09/28/10
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