Help me pick a tripod

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  1. sincere

    sincere TPF Noob!

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    gryphonslair99 Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Read this before you go buy a tripod.

    http://www.bythom.com/support.htm

    Perhaps you should wait until you can afford a bit more. Not saying you have to spend a ton of money. But buying right the first time will save money. This is my personal choice.
    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/353324-REG/Bogen_Manfrotto__3021BPRO_Tripod_Black_with.html
    Does everything I need with all my equipment. When I get that 400mm f2.8 then I will be buying a new tripod and gimble mount for it. The Manfrotto will still be my workhorse for everything else.
     
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    Old saying: "nobody ever regretted buying quality"

    I recommend you buy the best one you can...although you don´t need to overdo this. If you are hearing a lot about Manfrotto...there is a good reason: they are good!
     
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    Check out Amvona.com or better Amvona's ebay store. At the ebay store select 'time ending soonest' as the display filter. That way you can use ninja tactics to snatch one at a great price. I have two of the professional grade tripods. They are great especially considering the price I paid.

    If you want more info on the models I got and what I paid, pm me.

    Good luck.
     
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    How about a used Bogen or Manfrotto? Their tripods are pretty darn durable and there isn't much there to break.
     
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    I second the Manfrotto/Bogen ones. I have a rock-solid 3021.
     
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    I have a Manfrotto which I bought 20 years ago, and to be blunt , I don't wrap it in cotton wool. It has been thrown, dropped ... Well you know the rest. It is as good now as it was then. It has held P&S 35mm 120 and DSLRs . All rock steady. If the price tag is a bit steep then ebay often has some good options.
    If you can afford them, look at :-
    Manfrotto,
    Bogen,
    Gitzo,
    Benbow.

    Then go to the shop and try one out.
     
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    While I am not a big fan of ballheads the legs you have picked are fine and yes, I would stick to Bogen if you can afford it.
     
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