Best Tripod?

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  1. mcbphoto

    mcbphoto TPF Noob!

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    I don't know if this question is sort of dumb.
    I just recently purchased my D70 ( 8) ) and I love it.
    I just need a tripod though.
    Do you guys have any suggestions on what a good tripod would be.
    I'm willing to spend as much money as needed.
     
  2. Big Mike

    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    There are different tripods (& other camera supports) for different uses.

    Do you want one that is light so that you can easily take it on a hike? Do you want one that is sturdy enough for your camera with lots of heavy accessories & still give vibration free support?

    The best of both worlds are made of carbon fiber. They are light and sturdy but expensive.

    There are different types of heads as well. Ball heads, pistol grip ball heads, pan/tilt/swivel heads. Quick release is a great option to have with any tripod.

    Some good brands are Manfrotto, Bogen, Gitzo.
     
  3. mrsid99

    mrsid99 TPF Supporters Supporting Member

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    My suggestion is that you buy a Walmart or similar cheapo special to start with.
    You'll probably outgrow it in no-time but it'll give you an idea as to what works and what irritates the crap out of you and then you can move on to something decent plus you'll still have a backup tripod that won't hurt if it's lost/stolen/broken etc.
    Just my $0.02.
     

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