A&P What kind of tripods are you guys using?

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  1. Damnation

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    i'm browsing around on amazon and there's so many. something light weight with good min/max height. looking to spend ~$60

    thanks :)
     
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    $60 isn't going to get you anything worth buying

    I have a Slik 700d Pro and now it runs around $120
     
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    not. =|
     
  4. Damnation

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    i appreciate the help and i really hate sounding like the newb that doesn't want to take peoples advice lol

    so what's the difference between these cheap ones and the expensive ones? weight?
     
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    ace3 mouthify my wang.

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    "sturdyness" (if that's a word)

    go to Best Buy and look at their tripod selection. Check out the $40 ones, then look at the nicer/thicker Manfrotto's they have (at least, mine does). you'll see what a difference it makes.

    i was along your lines of thinking that a tripod is a tripod ... until i tried mounting my 40D (regardless of lens) to my cheapo $50 tripod. it doesn't really work.

    bought a nice tripod & ballhead, and it was $$ very well spent.
     
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    While price isn't the only factor, what you really need to look for is a tripod with very sturdy legs and has a sturdy head (giggidy ;)). I purchased a $50 tripod when I first started off thinking it would be ok...I was wrong.

    The legs would shake in the slightest amount of wind and I couldn't take vertical photos because the head couldn't hold the camera w/ lens (d70 & tokina 12-24).

    I have since upgraded to the above mentioned tripod and it has been nothing but great.
     
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    yep, that's the one. wow, $90. I paid $170 for mine about 2-2.5 years ago.
     
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    thanks dude.

    you guys are really quick, helpful group, huh? :rofl:
     
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    cant seem to find the max hieght anywhere..how tall can it get?
     
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    i have a couple i use. if weight is not an issue, say for studio, get a used ARCO. mines easily 40 years old, and will outlive me!
    otherwise i have a manfrotto 3011bn. its not the same, but lighter. i dont know much about heads.

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    i see no reason to buy new, at all.
     
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    The one i WAS using was a POS...


    My parents got me one from, of all places, WALMART for christmas, its the mx2000 model


    its worlds sturdier than my old 1980s model cheap thing..


    however, its not exactly something I would use for critical things.. its more of a walk around disney world type thing :big grin:
     

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