Affordable tripod

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  1. Kofman13

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    I'm looking for an affordable tripod that has a quick release plate and can flip into portrait orientation. And is tall. Like 5-6 feet. Any suggestions?
     
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    I have [ame="http://www.amazon.com/Slik-Professional-Tripod-M-T-Alloy/dp/B000ISFJCS/ref=sr_1_25?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1276447823&sr=8-25"]this one or one pretty similar[/ame]. (I'm not 100% sure because I got it as a gift and never looked it up.)

    Basically it's aluminum legs with a three way pan head and this kinda cool machined aluminum quick release. I'm sure it cost less than $150. It holds my D60 and my 70-300 with plenty of strength left over.

    And it's plenty tall. I'm 5'9" and my viewfinder is eye level with the column all the way down.
     
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    Define "affordable".

    I use an Induro AP2 used from B&H. It's not exactly "used" it's just discontinued. (don't quote me on that) :/

    It's strong and tall. And if you later feel like it you can switch the head to a ball head.
    Price: $120.
    Used Induro | AP2 Adventure AP-Series Tripod Kit With | 470-032

    Hope this helps!
     
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    I bought this tripod for $45. its a great affordable tripod for the money!!! its very sturdy..stands up to 62in and is ballhead! a well made tripod for the money! check it out! [ame=http://www.amazon.com/Dolica-AX620B100-62-Inch-Proline-Tripod/dp/B001D60LG8/ref=sr_1_9?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1276449608&sr=8-9]Amazon.com: Dolica AX620B100 62-Inch Proline Tripod and Ball Head: Electronics[/ame]
     

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