A&P Suggest a Tripod for me...

Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Girth, Mar 3, 2008.

  1. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2002
    Messages:
    71,420
    Likes Received:
    109
    Location:
    Houston
    I need a decent one. Nothing cheap.
     
  2. aCab

    aCab New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2007
    Messages:
    18,292
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chicaaago
    How much?
     
  3. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2002
    Messages:
    71,420
    Likes Received:
    109
    Location:
    Houston
    less than 200...? :dunno:
     
  4. aCab

    aCab New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2007
    Messages:
    18,292
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chicaaago

    I just got my Giottos 9360 for cheap. I love it. $150ish. :dunno:
     
  5. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2002
    Messages:
    71,420
    Likes Received:
    109
    Location:
    Houston
    do you have pics of it? How tall is it?
     
  6. aCab

    aCab New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2007
    Messages:
    18,292
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chicaaago
    Yeah - I'm in the middle of writing a review. I'll PM you a link tomorrow. It gets taller than I am with the center column fully extended. And that's without a ballhead or the height of the camera. I'm 5'6"
     
  7. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

    Joined:
    May 4, 2001
    Messages:
    122,632
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Omaha NebrASSka Posts: 15
    Manfrotto 055XPROB

    just got one, and it's great.

    488RC2 ballhead
     
  8. ace3

    ace3 mouthify my wang.

    Joined:
    May 4, 2001
    Messages:
    122,632
    Likes Received:
    22
    Location:
    Omaha NebrASSka Posts: 15
  9. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2002
    Messages:
    71,420
    Likes Received:
    109
    Location:
    Houston
  10. aCab

    aCab New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2007
    Messages:
    18,292
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chicaaago
  11. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2002
    Messages:
    71,420
    Likes Received:
    109
    Location:
    Houston
  12. aCab

    aCab New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2007
    Messages:
    18,292
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chicaaago
    Adorama. - $157 shipped. Left me some good money for a nice ball head too.
     
  13. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2002
    Messages:
    71,420
    Likes Received:
    109
    Location:
    Houston
    I can't find it on their site... link? :hs:
     
  14. aCab

    aCab New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2007
    Messages:
    18,292
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chicaaago
  15. OlafBeserka

    OlafBeserka girls pee pee when they see me OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2005
    Messages:
    7,485
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hella Bay Area
    Whats a good ballhead to match with that? Maybe around 30-50?
     
  16. aCab

    aCab New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2007
    Messages:
    18,292
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chicaaago
    I think I'm going to get an Amvona. If you look closely at the giottos, it has a built in head that will suffice until you need a true head.
     
  17. jaydub

    jaydub Every calling is great when greatly pursued.

    Joined:
    Mar 14, 2000
    Messages:
    88,366
    Likes Received:
    0
    Would one of these be a wise investment for someone looking to get more serious about photography? I've got a little piece of shit Velbon tripod that I'm afraid to mount even my P&S on. I don't have a bunch of great equipment yet, but I don't want to go around dropping it either. :hs:
     
  18. JAFAR

    JAFAR FPS whore OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Sep 5, 2004
    Messages:
    5,172
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Seattle, WA
    :werd: It's solid set of legs.
     
  19. OlafBeserka

    OlafBeserka girls pee pee when they see me OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2005
    Messages:
    7,485
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hella Bay Area
    That Giottos 9360 is so badass. I think Im going to buy it. Is it pretty solid?
     
  20. tetsuo

    tetsuo And shepherds we shall be...

    Joined:
    May 6, 2004
    Messages:
    9,444
    Likes Received:
    0
    how are amvona's tripods? they seem pretty cheap given the specs.
     
  21. aCab

    aCab New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 1, 2007
    Messages:
    18,292
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Chicaaago

    A lot of PPL on POTN swear by them. They just didn't fit my needs. So i bought the Giottos. I almost got one though.
     
  22. Girth

    Girth ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jun 28, 2002
    Messages:
    71,420
    Likes Received:
    109
    Location:
    Houston
    i was searching for 9630... :uh:

    Just ordered it. Not a bad deal for what it seems to be able to do.
     
  23. OlafBeserka

    OlafBeserka girls pee pee when they see me OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 5, 2005
    Messages:
    7,485
    Likes Received:
    0
    Location:
    Hella Bay Area
    I really like that tilt feature. Im also ready to pull the trigger. Then I'd have to sell my extra tripod
     
  24. jared_IRL

    jared_IRL OT Supporter

    Joined:
    Feb 12, 2006
    Messages:
    17,737
    Likes Received:
    55
    I got the Slik 700DX legs and Bogen 486 ball head. ~$150 shipped for the pair.

    I LOVE the setup. It gets 7ft tall, < 1ft from the ground, and the single joint ball head is awesome and sooo easy to use. Oh, and it says it supports 18lbs, and judging by the build quality, I EASILY believe it.

    The only thing I don't have is that crazy 'tilt' feature that aCab has. And while I can honestly say I've never 'needed' it, I am really jealous of it.

    But yeah, I :heart: my setup.
     

Share This Page