Suggestions for Tripod under Rs.1500

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  1. Cool G5

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    I am in need of a tripod for my prosumer camera - Canon SX 100 IS. I am on a meagre budget of Rs.1500. I found Vivitar VPT 1200 W to fall under my budget. I went to my nearest shop & found the tripod to be quite good. I would like to upgrade my P&S Camera to a DSLR in future, so I feel the tripod which I purchase should be able to support it. Please recommend me some other model from any good brand if you feel is better than my current one. But remember, I cannot spend a penny more than Rs.1500.
     
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    How much is that in US dollars :lol:
     
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    Very helpful response.
     
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    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    To answer the OPs question, the tripod in question is not what I would call a great one, BUT, given your limited budget (Aprox $30 US) and the disparity in equipment prices between North America and India, I would say that it's a good compromise. Understanding you don't have the option to spend more now, could you wait for a while and save up for a better model?
     
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    Rs.1500 (rupee) = 30.75 USD
     
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    So was this :confused:

    I needed to ask because it's hard to answer the question without knowing.

    Thank you.

    For $30, save your money until you can afford a better tripod or you'll end up spending more in the long run.
     
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    Save how much $ more for a good tripod?
     
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    If Rs.1500 = $30USD then about Rs.7500-10500 should get you something you can safely use and enjoy.
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    For NOYZE

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    There are plenty more on the net if you don't like this one.
     
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    OK. Then I am left with no choice but to get vivitar. I can't spend so much. :(
     
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    Don't worry about getting the best equipment, but always get the best equipment you can afford. If the Vivitar is the best that you're going to be able to afford for the forseeable future and you need a tripod, then get it, BUT be aware that it's not going to be up to taking the type of abuse that say a Gitzo or Manfrotto might be.
     
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