Discussion in 'Photography Beginners' Forum' started by max3k, Jun 6, 2010.
I need a tripod that will hold my rebel xs gripped and the 24-70L thats $100 or less...any thoughts
a good tripod? I don't know if thats possible..
Go to a camera shop and check them out, I bought a Vista Ranger tripod (it was only 50) and I am not the happiest with it. It works, legs are smooth and easy to adjust, has a quick release plate, lightweight aluminum, has 2 built in levels. but I really hate the geared center column though. I wish I would have bought one with quick release lever for the center. B&H has this one for 34.00! It holds my 70-200L with my XSi and grip just fine. I am happy for the price, but for another 100.00 I would have been much happier.
Do a little research, check some reviews, feel them out in person, (then go find the one you like online for 30% less!) There seems to be a big difference between low end and "good". Maybe someone will offer up a few suggestions and then you can go try out a few of the models listed.
My tripod for that price is the Leitz Tiltall. Right at 100 bucks and sturdy. You can't go wrong with this one.
The Discerning Photographer
No, you don't. You need to save up some money and get a decent set of legs and head. I'd look for a Manfrotto 488 head and set of 055 legs as a minimum. Used, this should come in at not much more than $150 200. The thing that you're trusting to support thousands of dollars of fairly delicate gear is NOT the place to scrimp. If you were a construction worker would you buy the cheapest scaffold?
I got my Slik Able 300 for less than $100 Canadian. But that was several years ago (more than 5... Less than 10).
It's fairly solid and it's adjustable...
still looking for ideas....
Tripods are cheap and/or light-weight and/or strong; you can only pick two.
For $100, you'll get crap. For $250, you can get a decent Manfrotto legs and head combo.
not going to spend 250
i was also looking for a descent tripod that woudl support my rebel xs. im willing to spend $150 max
Nope; you'll spend $350 or more.
First, you'll spend $100 on the tripod that you find in a generic electronics box store (gag me). You'll enjoy it for a few weeks because you've never owned a tripod before, then realize that it's big frustration because it's either too heavy, too flimsy or too finicky. Since you've only had it for a few weeks, you'll tell yourself that you need to "get your money's worth". After you use it for a number of months and you decide you've put up with this crap long enough, you'll break down and spend the money on a proper tripod.
I'm just trying to save you money, here, that's all. I understand the hesitation to spend that sort of money on three sticks with a hinge; I struggled with it, to, but I'm glad I ended up just buying a the proper tripod that I did.
Good piece of advice :thumbup:
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