A&P Need a good first time tripod

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  1. Ludwig

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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/con...600&is=REG&addedTroughType=categoryNavigation

    Bogen 718B

    For what you're looking for, this should be fine. It weighs 3 lbs so it's not big and cumbersome but it can hold up to 5.5 lbs so if you ever upgrade to a DSLR, it'll be able to hold the body with most non-telephoto lenses. The metal head and metal quick release plate will be more durable than the cheap plastic that some of the less expensive ones have.
     
  3. Anyone know of a tripod that can go really low (like maybe 2') and can also go up to 6' - 7' :dunno: :x:
     
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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    Bogen 3021 BPRO is what I use:
    http://www.bogenimaging.us/product/templates/templates.php3?sectionid=86&itemid=2697

    Min height 4.4", max height 69.3 inches. It allows for low macro shots plus direct overhead shots since the center column can be mounted horizontally. It's very solid so I don't even have to use my RC-1 remote (2 second delay to avoid shutter shake on shitty tripods).

    It's ~ $140 w/o a head; add in $50-100 for a decent head so expect to spend about $200-250. I'm using the 322RC2 pistol grip head with the 3021.
    http://www.hostmypiconline.com/images/tripod001.jpg
    http://www.hostmypiconline.com/images/tripod002.jpg
    http://www.hostmypiconline.com/images/tripod003.jpg

    Those pics have the center column fully extended and only one set of legs fully extended. It'd be higher if I extend the legs further.
     
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    15 dollar velbon with plastic quick release. :bowdown:
     
  6. :bigthumb: Hope you dont mind if I copy your setup :bigthumb:
     
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    Exact same setup here. I love it. Very solid setup even when I'm shooting macro.

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    Derrict No, I am not Amish OT Supporter

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    My only negative feedback on the 3021 BPRO is the crappy strap (long) that you have to purchase separately. I have the shorter carry strap, which works great, but the longer one that goes over the shoulder, I am pissed I spent $27 on it.
     
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    Tons of others use this setup so go for it.:wavey:
     

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