Recommendation for a high-end tripod?

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  1. Bokeh

    Bokeh TPF Noob!

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    I was wondering if anyone had a good recommendation on a high-end tripod for portraiture. The one I have is a cheapy, and I'm not sure if I should get one with a gel-head, etc. thanks
     
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    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    The best tripods I know of are made by Gitzo.
    They are the Rolls Royce of tripod land.

    http://www.gitzo.com/


    Not cheap but last forever.
     
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    Ok, let me post a range: somewhere in the $75-200 range.. thanks
     
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    Bogen 2021 with either a quick release head. Whether you get a ball head or pan/tilt head is entirely up to your personal taste. That'll be in the $200 range and worth every penny.
     
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    Hertz van Rental TPF Noob!

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    In that case check out Slik tripods. They are the amateur/semi-pro version of Gitzo. I have one for location shoots (half the weight of the Gitzo)

    http://www.slik.com/
     
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    Mitica100 Moderator Staff Member Supporting Member

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    I'll second Voodoo on this. Bogen-Manfrotto makes great tripods, very sturdy and great for 35mm/MF formats.
     
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    Manfrotto! I'd forgotten about those. Yes - they are very good. They come between Gitzo and Slik. Check them out.
     
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    aggiezach Yup...

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    Yup I'm gonna jump on the Bogen-Manfrottor bandwagon as well, I have a set of 3001 legs and soon (its in transit) a 3030 head! Great combo for 35mm and MF work.

    Hope this helps...


    Zach :D
     
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    Same here, manfrotto all the way. I have the 190CL with a manfrotto ball head. Good setup.
     
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    Manfrotto, is that Froto's boyfriend? j/k

    thanks for the recommendation, checking ebay now...
     
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    :lol: :lol: :lol:

    We won't tell...
     
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    i got a set of 3001 legs and a 3126 pan head.. i love it... cool thing is, i got it at a pawn shop for 20 bux :shock: and its in like perfect condition (and the guy was a moron :p)
     

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