A&P best tripod i can get for $50

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  1. allen2oo3

    allen2oo3 New Member

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    im looking to get a tripod. it def dosnt need to be anything amazing, just something that i can use to stabilize my shots. i want something that is somewhat compact so that i can take it with me on hikes. should a monopod be something that i should look into?
     
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    You don't really need an expensive tripod for taking pictures.

    All you end up paying for with an expenive tripod is the ability to pan smoothly. That's not important with photography.
     
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    on thing i noticed about my ccheap 50$ tripod... it shakes when its windy out. The expensive one i have on order should not.
     
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    ElDude Hiya!

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    I can vouch for this. I bought a cheap one (£20) and it's fine when it's not windy, but as it's a cheap build, the wind will be a major factor. Especially up the mountains :p
     
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    What camera are you going to be mounting on the tripod?
     
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    I had a really cheap one that broke on me while on my trip to NYC and just got another for Christmas. Needless to say just when I was about to get a nice one my black lab finds the need to eat a stick causing her to mess up her insides. Damn Vet bill...grrr

    At any rate, I told my mom to pick one up from walmart for a christmas present. It's not all that bad build wise and for the price you can't beat it...it's a 61" tall tripod and can be yours for about $35 or so.
     
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    Jazz Powerhouse of the Scrum

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    If you're looking to get a light hiking tripd then get one with a hook on the bottom of the center column...that way you can hang your bag from it to help stabilize things :)
     
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    My walmart one has it on there. It also has the locking collar on the center column and two mounts in case you want to switch between cameras.

    Here's a quick shot:
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    i have a $30 Quantaray that i bought from wolfcamera.... i wish it came with carrying case
     

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