A&P Need a tripod...

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Waddup you?, Aug 25, 2008.

  1. Waddup you?

    Waddup you? OT Supporter

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    Did a search, and I dont think I found any information on tripods on why they were bad ass. just more of a get this because I have it and it rocks.

    I know there are ballhead and I think 3 axis tripods. what are the pros and cons to both? I think I read somewhere that those that like 3 zxis trpod mounts/heads dislike ballheads; also those that like ballheads, LOVE that setup. why is each one good?

    I won't be lugging my gear around any deserts, forests or any kind of nature environment, but would like something stout, and scalable so I can upgrade to it, vs getting a whole new tripod. I think I'll be using this more in the city, doing touristy shots.

    if I had a budget, since this is my first tripod, I guess $250 total. if the weight was an issue, right now I have a d80 with a 24-70mm as my biggest lens. OTAP, school me :o
     
  2. Killyin

    Killyin Vicariously I, live while the whole world dies.

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    Hmmm....

    I use a tripod similar to this one...except mine has 3 leg sections and a different tilt/swivel head.

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    If I remember correctly...it cost about $159 about 3-4 years ago.
     
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    Killyin Vicariously I, live while the whole world dies.

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    You don't need anything super fancy at this point in the game. Just get something sturdy...and prefrably with a quick release attachment.
     
  4. jared_IRL

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    SLIK 700dx legs and a bogen 486 head.

    under 150 shipped and bullet proof.


    I use it with my d80 + battery grip + 80-200 2.8 and it's solid as a rock.
     

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