A&P Tripods - What Would You Suggest?

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  1. Snowballer

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    One that is not incredibly professional or fancy, like diamond trim and 24k legs.

    Just a good, reliable tripod that gets the job done and doesn't cost an arm. It's for a Nikon D50


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    Actually mine doesn't have detachable head, just a plate that attaches to it and is aluminum. You higher end (Bogen / Manfrotto) tripods have detachable heads, quick release ballheads, legs and frame either titanium or carbon fiber. Those are the $300+ ones, and with that you get a light, solid tripod that will hold a good amount of weight. I'm starting to see in the camera world you get what you pay for.
     
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    That's true. If only christmas bonus' happened more than once a year. :mamoru:
     
  6. Jcolman

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    My thoughts on tripods.

    If you're a weekend type of photographer and you just want one for occasional work then get a basic one that is sturdy enough to support your camera in a light breeze. You don't need all the bells and whistles of an expensive tripod.

    If you're a backpacker or hiker and lightweight is more important than anything else, get a carbon fiber tripod with a small head.

    If you're a semi-professional photographer get a heavier tripod with a good locking head and legs that will extend the tripod almost above your head.

    If you also want to shoot video you need a heavier tripod, preferably one with a fluid head for smoother moves.

    If you're a professional you don't need my advice.
     
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    If you are Tomash you need one with cartoons and stuff on it so the children do not feel so uncomfortable being nude in front of the camera.
     
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    i was given a bogen / manfrotto as a gift a couple years ago and i like it. it feels pretty solid and i've never had a problem with it shifting during a shoot.
     
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  10. El Chupacabras

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    how are you getting hooked up so much? :bowdown: didnt you also get like 1200 dollars for xmas so you could buy a camera?
     
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    the tripod was given to me by a friend because he bought it and found one he liked better. he asked me if i had one and i didn't, so...there ya go. i have never even looked into it...is that a nice tripod? i thought it was pretty basic, but that could be because i haven't used any other brands.

    and yes, my parents are very generous people. i'm afraid i could ask for the moon and it would arrive with a bow on top.
     
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    that sunpak from bestbuy is ok if you have a p&s but if you stick an slr on there with a telephoto lens it becomes not very cool
     
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    I suggest one with three legs.
     
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    a good tripod will last you a long time. 10-15 years at least.

    i really like manfrotto tripods.. just my personal preference.

    if you wanna go high end, get the giottos MT 8180. It's nice
     
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    my gf bought me a nice quantaray one for xmas its perfect for my 20d and d70
     
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    BWAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAH
     
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    I'll look into that. :bigthumb:
     
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    i have a bogen 3011...not too heavy, but the head I have is a monster and probably weighs as much as the legs. With a lightweight head it would be very easy to handle and carry
     
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    So Bogen seems to be a consensus.
     
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    I have that exact tripod with the 322RC2 head and love it. It holds the camera with the Tamron 180 and flash bracket without any sag at all. Very solid. I wouldn't want to have to lug it around all that much but it steady and gets no shake when you release the shutter.
     
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    I suggest Gitzo 1128.
    As a matter of fact you can buy mines. :)
     

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