A&P I need a tripod. Any Ideas

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  1. LeftRightLeft

    LeftRightLeft OT Supporter

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    This will be my first tripod, i have Nikon N80 btw. Any recommendations on brands, features i should be looking for? I have no idea
     
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    I got mine at Wal Mart :dunno:
     
  3. Scout

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    hey brobot, check out the mafrotto 715 from teds. great tripod for the price, and it's 1/2 price.

    aus crew here
     
  4. LeftRightLeft

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    thanks mate, but i live in london
     
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    manfrotto ftw
     
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  7. Scout

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    Oh right.

    Well still, that one I recommended you is a good tripod for cheap.
     
  8. redna

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    try craigslist.
     
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    I really like my manfrotto :)
     
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    I love my Giottos. :dunno:
     
  11. Dwight Schrute

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    Gitzo + RRS/Markins, or don't bother. ;)
     
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    I also found that my tripod works fine for my camera even though it says it's not suitable for DSLRs.

    It holds my D40 and 18-70 absolutely fine, even when fully extended. Maybe they're trying to get more money idk, but definately test out whatever you buy for weight.
     
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    Defiantly do this. Mine supports 17.6 lbs.
     
  14. LeftRightLeft

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    sweet thanks guys.. i msged some due about a used manfrotto
     
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    yeah manfrotto 190 or 055 :bowdown:
     
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    What do you think about their weight guidelines? I think they are totally inaccurate unless you do have a very heavy lens on the body.
     
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    I got this at Radioshack for $15 today. I will play with it after I get home

    Targus 58" Aluminum Tripod
    Model: TG-58TR

    [​IMG]

    :hsd:
     
  18. Jonny Chimpo

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    DO NOT BUY SOME POS FROM THE LOCAL ELECTRONICS STORE!!!!!


    Get on ebay, and look for used Gitzo or Manfrotto tripods. You can get them cheap and they will last forever. Not to mention they are 10000x more stable than those cheap ass aluminum and plastic piles of fail you can get for $20 at the local department store.

    Seriously, you absolutely get what you pay for here, so don't bone out and stick a $1000 camera on a wobbly $20 piece of crap.
     
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    I agree.
     
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    Mine holds my 30d w/ BG-E2, 24-70 f/2.8 L and 550ex just fine. Could hold more weight too if i asked it. :dunno:
     
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    Seriously.

    PLEASE do not buy some $15 piece of shit. Why do people spend thousands on cameras and lenses and then throw them on top of a flimsy tripod that flaps in the wind? You absofrickinlutely get what you pay for when it comes to tripods.

    Read this dated but still 100% applicable article:
    http://www.bythom.com/support.htm

    Do your research on tripods, heads, clamps, and plates. The used Gitzo or Manfrotto route is a good start.
     
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    I got a $20 one from best buy, fucker wouldn't take any vertical pictures without turning down on me. It would wobble with the slightest gust also.
     
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    SLIK 700DX legs with a Bogen 486 head.

    >$150 after shipping, and I could use this thing as a ladder if I needed too.
     
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    what is your budget
     

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