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Manfrotto 732CY tripod called "possibly the best entry-level tripod on the market"
Posted on Thursday, August 12, 2010

08/12/2010 — 

There is an increasing number of amateur level photographers out there, using super-zoom or advanced compact cameras.

The question many emerging photographers will probably ask themselves is: ‘Why do I need a tripod?’.

Here are a just a few very key reasons:

• Take low-light photos at any shutter speed without having to worry about camera shake
• Perfectly compose group photos when you also want to be in the shot as well
• And most importantly you can take your time over a photo and get it exactly right!

Trusted Reviews recently got hold of the new Manfrotto 732CY tripod and put it through its paces.

“The 732CY has all of the rigidity and strength of previous expensive carbon fiber tripods such as the 190CXPRO4...It also shares Manfrotto's well-known build quality and attention to design detail, resulting in a reliable, easy-to-use low-mass tripod at a price which is well within the reach of most hobby photographers.

“Combined with the versatile 494 mini ball head...it makes a compact and lightweight package ideal for smaller DSLRs, super-zoom cameras or large compacts.”

Verdict
The Manfrotto 732CY is a well designed and very well made tripod, using the latest composite material to offer a great combination of strength and rigidity with low weight and compact folded size. Combined with the 494 ball head it is possibly the best entry-level CF tripod on the market

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