A&P worth the 15 bucks?? tripod..

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  1. AF Rugby

    AF Rugby Gun in my mouth, I pray for the sunshine

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    SV Kenlock professional grade camera Tripod:
    quick-release legs, center post crank and lock, 60" extended height, 23" closed
    Sturdy all-aluminum construction.
    In great shape.

    $15


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  2. Jbrown

    Jbrown OT Supporter

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    better than nothing I suppose.


    my $200 setup SOOO much greater than my $20 one I started with
     
  3. Snowballer

    Snowballer - Blissfully Insane -

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    Yeah, I have learned my lesson with cheap tripods. Great for starting out, but then you learn how crappy they really are.

    I'm still using my $30 tripod... one day I'll afford a nice one. :hs:
     
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    A nice tripod and head is :drool:
     
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    Tensai81 OT Supporter

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    :dunno: I got a $20 tripod from Best Buys when I first got my cam a couple of years ago. Still going strong and it does it job for what it is. I see no reason to upgrade at the moment...
     
  6. asdfbunk

    asdfbunk A Member OT Supporter

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    more than likely you'll regret it

    OTAP convinced me to shell out for the 055xprob/488RC2 and i have never for a second regretted it. this thing is a beast and is very sturdy.
     
  7. AF Rugby

    AF Rugby Gun in my mouth, I pray for the sunshine

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    i take pics, maybe once a week? i think im gonna get it, its only 15 bucks.. i want something i can throw around and not care to much about..
     
  8. Dwight Schrute

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    No Gitzo/RRS, no care. :mamoru:

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  9. tenplanescrashing

    tenplanescrashing Active Member

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    I cheaped out on my first tripod and totally regret it. It wasn't stable at all, the slightest breeze moved the entire thing, and the head on it was not build to hold more than 2lbs. it was a name brand, but only about $40. My Slik 700d tripod is sturdy as hell.
     
  10. MSIGuy

    MSIGuy om nom nom nom!

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    Well, if you spend $20 on a tripod to put a several hundred dollar camera (or more) on you'd better be sure that the damn thing isn't going to fail on you and ruin your gear.

    Sturdiness and vibration dampening aside one of the benefits of a more expensive tripod is that you're much less likely to have it fail and all your camera gear come crashing down to the ground.
     
  11. haikii

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    Im not familiar with these american brands but heres how i think in regards to tripods. I wouldnt bet my DSLR's life hich costed me thousands on a cheap unstable tripod. I'd just fork out the extra for a decent one. I use my cheap tripods for my flashes haha
     
  12. AF Rugby

    AF Rugby Gun in my mouth, I pray for the sunshine

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    i only have a D40, that i got on craigs list for 200 bucks with lens.. if i had a thousand dollar plus camera, id be more apt to spend more money on a tripod..
     
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    it will be good for holding a flash later on.
     
  14. turbodude

    turbodude Just a photographer OT Supporter

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    i have two tripods and i rarely use either. Its just one of those things that when you need them you need them.

    manfrotto 3021bpro with 488 rc2 head and feisol CF travelpod with 488rc2.
     
  15. haikii

    haikii New Member

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    Do it once, do it right. But i mean as long as it does the job i guess?? just be cautious of your camera doesnt blow over haha

    I have shit tripods myself i only use them to hold my flashes.

    P.S 200 bucks only? jesus christ cameras on america are that cheap? :(
     
  16. Jbrown

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    I said same thing. Just try a nice one...
     

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