A&P Any tripods < $100 worth a shit?

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  1. The Cable Guy

    The Cable Guy New Member

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    I've been borrowing my cousin's Gitzo so I've been spoiled by that already. Anything comparable within my budget?

    Haven't been in the tripod market since I had the Gitzo, but he took it back :wtc: so I don't have anything left.
     
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    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    i bought my manfrotto 3021Bpro with 488rc2 head for 80 bucks on CL. So yes you can.
     
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    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    Jcolman OT Supporter

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    I've got a couple of nice tripods for sale. If you're interested, PM me next week. I'm on vacation this week.
     
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    im a fan of a nice used tripod. doesnt have to be new to work nice
     
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    ive wondered the same thing man. fuck i guess used it is
     
  7. The Cable Guy

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    Okay, so I'm still looking for a tripod. Can you guys suggest some tripods I should be looking for within the $100 range? New or used, I just need a basis to search for.

    It'll primarily be used for still photos, product, landscapes, extended exposure shots. Panning is not a big deal, stability is though. Weight is not too big of a concern for me as well, so long as it is sturdy.

    Tips or suggestions? Thanks!
     
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    I have a Quantaray QX9502TM I got last year I like. Sturdy as hell, not too heavy, and the center post pops out and doubles as a monopod.
     
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    manfrotto M-Y series are good for the $
     
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    got my manfrotto for $100 off of CL - so yes
     
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    I have a $11 Targus that I bought from Radioshack. It hasn't tipped over yet:noes:
     
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    I had some shit tripod I found in my parents attic I had to use in a pinch cause my old-old one broke. I had a panic attack when I saw it couldn't fully support a Canon 70-300 IS USM.

    You could hear the thunder as air filled the space I was just in as I rushed to catch a tripod that started tipping when the head suddenly dropped down. :eek3:
     
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    I got my Bogen 3021 and a Bogen 3030 head in Savers (store kinda like goodwill) for $12. hehe.. I've actually picked up a few other tripods there too and sold them on CL for a few spare bucks.
     

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