A&P Tripod Recommendations?

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  1. anjego

    anjego Invading your economy!

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    I am looking for a full-sized(ish) tripod that folds up to be as small as possible. I've currently got a mini tripod that has 12" height, but want a bigger one. Any suggestions? Portability is key! i don't want a huge, heavy tripod.

    I saw this one on Amazon that looks like it might fit the bill.

    http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/t...d=I1CBV56M1KYKOF&v=glance&colid=3DO1FJLOD2DUL

    anyone have experience with this?
     
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    What camera are you using on it?
     
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    anjego Invading your economy!

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    Canon A80 (not heavy ;) )
     
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    Should be fine then. It looks a bit cheap. :dunno: But for 20 bucks, whatever. :)
     
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    anjego Invading your economy!

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    well, if there was a more expensive one that did exactly what i want... then i would buy it. but i can't find a fullsized tripod that folds up really small that has a level on it. that's all i really want :wtc:
     
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    Check the Velbon Maxi 343E and Slik Sprint Pro. Theyre around $70. Do a search at PC Connection about the Slik.
     
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    Carbon fiber isn't important. :ugh2:
     
  9. mojito

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    I've got a Bogen Neotec 458B. Only 4.8 lbs, no frikking levers to pull or anything, just pull the legs straight out. Setup takes 5 seconds. Center column comes out for extreme macro or downward shots. Strong enough with a 3047 head to hold my large format camera. Also have a squeeze ball head for sports and wildlife shots. Works great and is really light for the strength. Legs were 299 (well less for me with a student discount from Bogen) and another 70 for each head i believe.
     
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    I've got a $30 cheapo with levels in it. It does the job for me right now while I'm still learning.
     
  11. dmora

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    I saw they had a discount program, but i hadnt figured out how to actually go through the purchase.
     
  12. mojito

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    just go to a Bogen retailer, they should be able to get you started.
     
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    anjego Invading your economy!

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    i won't buy a tripod that costs as much as my camera :hsugh:
     
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    i was more refering to dmora's question about their discount program. I know its overkill for your cam
     
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    For 400, I rather get a carbon fiber tripod. :dunno:
     
  16. nitro

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    If I wanna spend $400 on a tripod, it damn better be a tank (weight-wise). I don't wanna get my equipment knocked over from a breeze. :wtc:
     

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