May 22, 2018, 09:52:54 PM

Poll

Do you prefer flip locks or twist locks on tripod legs?

Flip Locks
18 (45%)
Twist Locks
22 (55%)

Total Members Voted: 40

Author Topic: Once and for all, a poll on tripod FLIP or TWIST locks!  (Read 5631 times)

Frodo

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Re: Once and for all, a poll on tripod FLIP or TWIST locks!
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2018, 12:31:28 AM »
I like the positive action twist locks on my Sirui, but:
- its easier to see if flip locks are actually locked than with the twist locks
- the flip locks on my Black Diamond walking poles are easy to adjust
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Re: Once and for all, a poll on tripod FLIP or TWIST locks!
« Reply #15 on: January 06, 2018, 12:31:28 AM »

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Re: Once and for all, a poll on tripod FLIP or TWIST locks!
« Reply #16 on: January 06, 2018, 02:20:21 AM »
On the upper legs the Manfotto 058 has neither flip or twist but a kind of latch which can allow all three legs to move at once if you wish, or you can just adjust them independently. Very fast for setting up and adjusting height. However it does have twist on the bottom legs which I don't care for.

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Re: Once and for all, a poll on tripod FLIP or TWIST locks!
« Reply #17 on: January 06, 2018, 09:17:08 AM »
Have both, happy to use both... only slight preference toward the old Bogen (pre-Manfrotto) flip-locks.
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Re: Once and for all, a poll on tripod FLIP or TWIST locks!
« Reply #18 on: January 06, 2018, 09:27:18 AM »
Have both types (Manfrotto and Gitzo legs) and on balance I prefer the twists as I find them faster to set-up, and I too have also lost the odd drop of blood on cold flips pitching the flesh on closure  ::)

I do think the newer type flips (such as Manfrotto's "Quick Power Lock') are much better than the older types though, so not something that would be a major differentiator for me.
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Re: Once and for all, a poll on tripod FLIP or TWIST locks!
« Reply #19 on: January 30, 2018, 08:03:40 PM »
There should be a "No Preference" box to check.
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Re: Once and for all, a poll on tripod FLIP or TWIST locks!
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2018, 09:23:10 PM »
I bought a tripod at K-Mart 50+ years ago. It had twisting leg locks. A year or so ago on a visit to Best Buy, I spent $27 on a new tripod, and gave to old tripod to a friend. The new one has flip locks, and I find them handier. It may not be good for 50 years, though. If I'm still taking pictures in my 90s, maybe I can afford a new tripod, especially if I get a t-s lens by then.

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Re: Once and for all, a poll on tripod FLIP or TWIST locks!
« Reply #20 on: January 30, 2018, 09:23:10 PM »