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  1. dEARlEADER

    dEARlEADER TPF Noob!

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    Macro photography + Walmart Tripod = Bad

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    agreed :mrgreen:
     
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    Why?!
     
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    Joves No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    WalFart always equals bad.
     
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    Does it move, wiggle, fall down, break???
     
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    Mine would wobble back and forth about 6 inches. If I used a remote for my shutter, it would still move from vibrations of the floor and negate the fact that it was on a tripod. Plus you almost always have to extend the neck on those cheap ones, and that is usually not a good thing since it decreases stability.
     
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    Antithesis No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Try to make the tripod least extended as possible (legs not extended, center post as low as it'll go, etc.). If you still have issues, I recommend drop kicking the tripod and seeking a better one. Photography equipment from walmart is bound to be terrible...
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Well its not walmart, but its still cheap end ;)
    My tripod:
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    on the left you see a tripod, lightweight and easy to carry around, rapid led deployment, though very plasticy with the head.
    Now to the right is the handle that used to control the tilt of the head - I was shooting wilfowl and my position meant that the handle was getting in my way and I was using it with no friction on, so I unscrewed it and put it to one side. After that the nut inside the head fell out of its holding - I now have no tilt lock :(
    end result - much better than no tripod - but no way near as good as the proper thing!
     
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    dEARlEADER TPF Noob!

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    Dude don't hijack my thread..... it's me who has the crappiest Walmar Sansomite tripod.....;)
     
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    Overread has a hat around here somewhere Staff Member Supporting Member

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    hehe sorry ;)
    but I do agree - let me guess one fault -- can't get low enough ?
    or is it worse?
     
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    as a beginner I was lucky to get a fairly stable tripod for not alot of money. please remember that some people like taking pictures and cant afford more than walmart, or equivalent.

    everyone who knows that they love photography is always going to want the best, but if a cheap tripod bought with cash comes before an expensive on on a credit card, then who cares, its all practice and learning which helps with the bigger picture
     
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    Extending the center column is the last thing you should do when working on a tripod, there's nothing stable about it, even on the expensive ones.
     

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