A&P Can you guys school me on tripods!

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by SkiMax, Dec 24, 2009.

  1. SkiMax

    SkiMax OT Supporter

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    what are some good brands / links to some good ones if you're feeling extra generous. What else can you tell me about them?!
     
  2. Jcolman

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    bigger is better. You usually get what you pay for. Manfrotto is a good brand. Ball heads are fine for still photography but not for video. Fluid heads are best for video but overkill for stills.
     
  3. EWhytsell

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    I got a nice deal on an Induro a313 tripod a couple weeks ago at Mid West Photo Exchange. Its aluminum so that helps reduce the price a bit over the same size carbon fiber ones. The construction material wasn't a big concern to me. I've got tripods made of wood, stainless steel, aluminum, and my telescopes mounted to a 2,500lb monopod:)

    I use a very light weight walmart tripod when I'm hiking and just using some light weight wide angles. The Induro seems like its gonna work great with my gripped 40D + 70-200 2.8. Will get to test it all out over the holiday doing family stuff, and shooting some scenery back in my hometown.
     

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