A&P Renting a Tripod for Trip - This will work right?

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  1. Wobistdu

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  2. iRate

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    40 bux for 4 days...lol

    why not just buy a nice one?
     
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    cuz a nice one to me will be what like $300-$400? plus it waiting for me at my destination is nice
     
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    That seems damn steep. If you don't care about it much, why not buy a cheap one that can be just your extra or travel tripod until you buy a nicer Manfrotto or Gitzo? With your setup, you should only need about 5lbs of support at most. Maybe a cheap SunPak or a $50 equivalent at Best Buy (hate BB), but you actually get to keep the tripod.
     
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    I dunno dude, Might as well use the one you have, it seemed fine for those lenses...


    If you are curious the one I took on our Europe trip that rocked was this

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...5CXPRO3_055CXPRO3_3_Section_Carbon_Fiber.html

    With this head
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/599669-REG/Acratech_1126_Ultimate_Ballhead_with_Leveling.html

    I have a cheaper one that is fine usually, just with the heavier body and bigger/heavier lenses, it is semi useless.

    Seems like a waste to rent, just save money for a new one... or buy a new one and use that as a CC Payment.
     
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    oh and dude from the looks of that, you need to have a plate... figure a small plate like the one on my camera was I think $50ish and the right angle one was like $90.... add that into the cost.
     
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    lol 40 bucks... 4 days, what a good use of monies. go buy a knockoff manfrotto for 50$
     
  9. Wobistdu

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    damn i see the opinions are swaying heavy to the one side
     
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    You gonna be in Philly before you go?

    I haven't used mine since I bought the d700. Surely I won't miss it for a couple of weeks.
     
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    :eek3: I might be able to swing by. What do you have?
     
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    You'll buy my setup after you get back. That's all you need to know.

    (well, probably with one minor upgrade...)



    I can just about stand on it.
     
  13. Wobistdu

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    :rofl: holy shit
     
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    :mamoru:

    It's the Slik 700dx pro legs and the manfrotto 488 rc2 ballhead.
     
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    I was shopping down at MPEX a few months ago, they had a tripod sale, and I finally found one that I'd pay for. http://www.indurogear.com/products/details.asp?ID=20775

    I got it for $140 with a 17lb rated ball head. Its my first ball head so I have no reference for comparision, but seems like it will work. I'm still used to ALT/AZ movement.
     

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