A&P I need a tripod.... and you need to tell me which one.

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  1. Ingen

    Ingen New Member

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    OK, I'm looking to get what should be the last tripod I need for at least a very long time. I'm sick of shitty flimsy pods with 3 way video heads that wiggle too easily, and bend in a heartbeat. I need something light, strong, and ballheaded, preferably around 300 dollars total. I hate spending more than that, but if it's actually justifiable I might consider it. I like the articulating center column, but it's not a necessity. Someone PLEASE help me? :(
     
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    why a ball head?
     
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    because it's not a cheap 3 way head that annoys me?
     
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    yah i hate those
     
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    Stuff is NEVER level like you thought it was... it looks fine, ya turn for the next shot in the panorama and the fucking horizon is in a different place :angry face of doom and stuff:

    Grr.
     
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    Sweet.. I might have to think about that. Lots of money though, sheesh!

    I can get the QR plates machined by a friend, hopefully :)
     
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    Kriddaw More than meets the eye.

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    Now that is pretty damn sexy... easy to carry around and such?
     
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    well?!?!/!/1 :hyper: now I need 250 more dollars... DAMNIT!

    New advice: hashy's kit lens (giving me a max width of 27mm instead of the 42 I'm stuck with now) or this tripod, or a lot of whoring myself out to afford both?
     
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    Kriddaw More than meets the eye.

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    Depends how far you're carrying it. If it's not far then it's nice, if you have to lug it around all the time for a couple hours then it's a bitch. I bought the strap which was an extra $30 :rant: and it's still a bitch to walk around with for a while. Tripod and Head probably weighs like 15-20 lbs. Luckily I don't need my tripod all the time so it works for me. :)
     

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