The Chicago suburbs seems to have a distinct shortage of camera shops.
I’ve been looking for a new tripod to replace my old one (that broke).
I went to Helix in Lombard … they had a good selection, but nothing that I really liked.
Wolf Camera in Schaumburg had a someone more limited selection … including one that I really liked. It had everything I was looking for … light weight, good size when extended, and very small when collapsed. But it cost $249. Of course it was made of carbon fiber, which was why it cost so much.
It’s a Manfrotto 718SHB … it’s reasonably light, good height, and very small when collapsed. The only problem was the shop didn’t have a spare mounting bracket (for Ginny’s camera). I had to search the internet to find a place to get one.
[tags]Camera, Tripod, Manfrotto, Bogen[/tags]