The one dollar tripod.

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  1. anubis404

    anubis404 TPF Noob!

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    Haha awesome. Picked it up at a dollar store in virginia. It sucks, but hey. You get what you pay for.

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    Lucky you it's not 5 feet tall, maybe your camera will be okay when it falls to the ground.
     
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    anubis404 TPF Noob!

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    Surprisingly it holds up well. Its stable enough not to fall, however the legs like to slowly collapse, and the DSLR is too heavy for it. It kinda droops.
     
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    It could hold a flash, but damn that thing is short. LOL
     
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    I wouldn't advise using that. :)

    Imagine this scenario if you will...

    "Oh hey, what a neat skyline..."
    <sets up camera on tripod>
    <sets up remote shutter release>
    <begins taking 30s capture>
    17 seconds in...
    CRUNCH
    CRASH
    THUD
    SPLASH (river)

    Man that $1 tripod just got wicked expensive! ;)
     
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    HAHAHAHA, very true.
    I had that happen with a friends tripod and it was a 5 footer luckily it wasn't my 40d it was a movie camera, and surprisingly the camera was fine.
     
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    addictive lil suckers ain't they?

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    BUT it manages to hold up my mz60 with the 300mm lenses on it :thumbup:
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    Good for you. But let me digress just a moment. I'm not sure how much you paid for you 300mm lens and I'm sorry, but I haven't a clue what a "mz60" is.

    However, if I were to put my 300mm lens, camera body and quite possibly a flash mounted, we're talking in the neighborhood of over $3000 dollars. Why on earth would I even think of using a dollar tripod? For that matter, if your gear is $30 dollars, why on earth would you even think of using a dollar tripod?

    Just my 2ยข.
     
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    Pentax users will know what a MZ60 is.. i use pentax gear mainly because they are interchangable with the normal film SLR's and the DSLR (eg: Pentax k200d ). the 100-300 and the 28-80 len's i picked up second hand for a around 200 NZ dollars. both work extremely well and are suited to my needs. i got that lil tripod for extremely low level photography.and it works... you just got to remember NOT to overload it
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    My first SLR and it's replacement was a Pentax. That was over 30 years ago. So my not knowing what a MZ60 is has little relevence now. Can you remember what you were doing in the mid 1970's? I'm finding it difficult to discern what happened yesterday.

    I still don't trust that damn tripod.
     
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    Obviously I don't use it near water lol.
     
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    Its made of full metal, and if set up properly its not goin anywhere. It just has a habit of lowering itself and drooping sometimes.
     

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