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Cotts
Just Wondering
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Reged: 10/10/05

Loc: Toronto, Ontario
Re: AP portable pier or Eagle Pier new [Re: ichdien]
      #5683296 - 02/16/13 11:31 AM

Rob Miller doesn't really exist, right? It's a joke, like 'Kilroy' in WW2. He's ignored several emails and three phone messages from me over the past few weeks. (Mr. Miller himself is on the phone message so I know I'm at least getting that far....) The galling thing is the rave reviews of his tripods from folks on CN. How in the wide world of sports did they even get one?

The Eagle pier and an extension, shipped to me in Canada, will run me close to $3000 (sales tax @13% plus shipping...) so I'm sticking with the venerable Losmandy HD for now, as bulky and clunky as it is. It is STURDY!

Dave

Edited by Cotts (02/16/13 11:38 AM)


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Starhawk
Space Ranger
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Reged: 09/16/08

Loc: Tucson, Arizona
Re: AP portable pier or Eagle Pier new [Re: Cotts]
      #5683350 - 02/16/13 11:57 AM

Road trip to Rockford! The border guys will never think you're just moving tripods.

-Rich


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ichdien
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Reged: 11/27/08

Re: AP portable pier or Eagle Pier new [Re: Cotts]
      #5683592 - 02/16/13 02:03 PM

Exactly, He's like "Mr. Kaplan" in "North by Northwest." (Any Hitchcock fans out there?) Joking aside, yes, he's hard to get ahold of. Maybe I was just lucky when he responded to my email a few weeks ago when I successfully ordered accessory trays for the tripod. Hope he resurfaces soon. I think I'd have been happy with the Losmandy too, but I developed back problems about a year ago and needed to find something lighter.

Jim


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Denimsky
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Reged: 01/21/07

Loc: BC, Canada
Re: AP portable pier or Eagle Pier new [Re: Cotts]
      #5683693 - 02/16/13 02:58 PM

Is Eagle really that expensive?
It seems that you can get around $2500.
Eagle $1650 + extension $350 + shipping & tax.

I was lucky enough to get a Rob's tripod and get the eagle extension from Rob as well. If I remember correctly, the extension wasn't that expensive. It was definitely under $200.
Did the price go up recently?


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Cotts
Just Wondering
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Reged: 10/10/05

Loc: Toronto, Ontario
Re: AP portable pier or Eagle Pier new [Re: Denimsky]
      #5684522 - 02/17/13 01:02 AM

Pier $1650, 8" extension $350 = $2000

Shipping to Canada $200-300

Tax on arrival to Canada, 13% = $260

So, certainly $2500 or so

the Miller Tripod is well under half of that.

Dave


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t.r.
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Reged: 02/14/08

Loc: Upstate NY
Re: AP portable pier or Eagle Pier new [Re: Cotts]
      #5684768 - 02/17/13 08:51 AM

Dave, I didn't know you ALREADY had the HD tripod?! You are already there! As you state...STURDY! What else do you hope to accomplish...shedding some weight? Why bother for the expense? I'd keep the HD.

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