D80 tripods

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  1. yogibear

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    I have never really owned a tripod so i am not sure if they are camera specific. Im looking for some advice on a tripod for my d80 that is stable and versatile. I will be using this tripod not only in the city where i live but also in various locations in the woods and mountains around the northwest. I need something that will take a beating but also is not so heavy that its a burden to lug up a mountainside.

    Any suggestions from the pros?

    Thanks!
     
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    Hi Yogi,
    Try the manfrotto 190xpro b. Very sturdy and definately versatile, you can adjust the top section to come out and lie horizontal. great for Macro work aswell.
    Dean
     
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    Tripods are not camera specific, so don't worry about it. Most cameras have the same 1/4" female threads on the bottom. Just make sure that the tripod/head are sturdy enough to hold your camera/lens.

    You can't go wrong with Manfrotto :thumbup:
     
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    What I have is:

    Bogen / Manfrotto 055X PRO (BLACK) TRIPOD
    488RC2 HEAD

    I love it - very sturdy.
     
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    Ge a good one like Manfrotto,
    If you get a cheap one you will not be happy when it breaks.

    Remember the rule of tripods,

    Light - Sturdy - Inexpensive

    You only get 2 of the above options
     
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    Thanks! Always so quick and helpful here. Ill look into those tripods. What would you consider a good price on one of these? Honestly i dont mind paying the extra money for something good. This is all an investment into my future career. Thanks again for the fast responses!

    yogi
     
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