A&P Give me your opinion on these tripods...

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  1. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    i'm on a very strict budget too and i have a $10 coupon for amazon so it has to come from there

    Opteka 70" Full Size Professional Photo / Video Tripod
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0002XQDSS/104-4555875-3447134?n=502394

    Digital Concepts TR-60N Camera Tripod with Carrying Case
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...5875-3447134?_encoding=UTF8&v=glance&n=502394

    Sunpak 6601UT UT Series Camera / Camcorder Tripod
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...5875-3447134?_encoding=UTF8&v=glance&n=502394

    Sunpak 8001UT Tripod with Quick Release, Bubble Level and 3-Way Panhead
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...5875-3447134?_encoding=UTF8&v=glance&n=502394

    SLIK SDV-20 Photo/Video Tripod with 3 Way Panhead
    http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...5875-3447134?_encoding=UTF8&v=glance&n=502394
     
  2. EE CUMMINGS

    EE CUMMINGS aka RobHuang

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    costs more to ship than the tripods :bowdown:
     
  3. Pineapple Devil

    Pineapple Devil beat it!

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    anyone else?
     
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  5. Derrict

    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    What body and lens? Most of those won't hold the weight of an SLR with a quality lens. You can get a decent Bogen set up for $120-150 used off fredmiranda.com
     
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    Wait until you can put that money towards a better one.
     
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    I'm in the market for one too, i completely blanked on this route, :cool:, def. gonna look into it.
     
  8. Pineapple Devil

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    350d (battery grip) with tamron 28-75 f/2.8 or very rarely 70-200 f/2.8 IS

    i just want one that the mounting surface stays level when the camera is on it. i'm using my dads old tripod and the head on it kid of tilts when i put the camera on it. i rarely use a tripod so i'll never spend that much on one. i just want one with a sturdier head than the one i use now
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    all those cheapo ones will not hold the 70-200 and they can barely hold the 350d / tamron combo. even if they do hold, a person walking by will cause the tripod to shake. Bogen has a few units for $70-80 with a tripod head that can hold 4-5 lbs. Spend the money on a good low-end unit rather than ones basically build for 1 lb p&s cameras.
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    what body/lens combo(s)?
     
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    20D, Tamron 28-75 right now, probably will be purchasing at f/2.8L 70-200 shortly.
     
  12. Pineapple Devil

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    one of the slicks i found holds 5.5lbs with a 3 way head and its $35. do you think that would work for a cheap beater tripod?
     
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    Or a 16-35L, or something wider, I haven't decided for sure, but I think I want a telephoto first, while we are at it, what teleconverter are yall using?
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    It might be able to hold the weight but I'd be more worried about how sturdy the legs are. I'm guessing you'd buy a cheap one and not be too happy with it and end up buying a Bogen or Gitzo anyway.
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    Tamron 1.4x PRO tc
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    Bogen 3001 leg.. as far as tripod head, there are a bunch to choose from. I use the 322RC2 pistol grip but that might be overkill for what you're probably looking for. For ~ $65, the Bogen 486RC2 is great (holds up to 13 lbs).
     
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    What is the difference in the BPro, BD and BN for the 3001?
     
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    silverceli2k I

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    also, is "pistol grip" just the side angled or what?
     
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    i looked this up myself.
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    /shrug read the specs on their website =)

    I use the 3021 BPRO with the 322RC2 pistol grip.

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    Making on the fly adjustments with the pistol grip is quick and easy. I didn't want to dick with 3 seperate knobs for adjustments. Just squeeze the 'trigger' and move the camera all over the place.
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    I don't understand the question?

    The pistol grip has 3 different possible set-ups depending on where you have the quick release mounting plate positioned. You can set it up for right-hand use, left-hand use, or joystick set up (mount plate on the top).
     
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    Sorry I hadn't replied yet, I understood from your pic, and I had actually already looked it up, thanks for the picture though :)
     
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    But what I was refering to was the way you had the head angled to the side instead of the normal vertical position.
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    you asked a similar question last month, too :noes:
     
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    Probably, my mind is all over the place studying for the MCAT. But comparing the 3001 to yours, I see that it is one of the advantages the 3021 has over the 3001.
     

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