Tripod and head...

Discussion in 'Beyond the Basics' started by Axel, Nov 6, 2004.

  1. Axel

    Axel TPF Noob!

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    I am thinking of buying a tripod (a good one) and a good head. What should I be looking for? I am willing to pay about $200....

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    malachite Heavily Medicated For Your Protection

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    I would look at the Bogen line......and maybe a few Bogens......... and then search around for maybe a Bogen.

    .........your magic number will be 3021 :wink:
     
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    You may want to look at the Bogens too.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Bogen/Manfrotto is my suggestion as well.

    When talking tripods...you can either get one that is...

    inexpensive & light but flimsy

    light & sturdy but expensive

    Heavy & sturdy & moderately priced.
     
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    AIRIC TPF Noob!

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    I use the Manfrotto Minipro with joystick head, great combo.

    Eric
     
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    I have a Benbo. It's a pain to use but wonderful for macros once you get the legs to obey. Definately not a tripod if you want to set up and go quickly! :LOL:

    I also have a Bogen 3021 with the speed grip head. It's awesome! Make sure you get a head with a quick release plate. :thumbsup:
     
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    I have a rather limited economy and don't earn anything from my hobby, so I would like a cheaper alternative. I do want a tripod that is light weight and easy to set up though...

    I am aware of the fact that "you get what you pay for", but what's the best you can get for let's say $100 or less, including head and leveler? :?:
     
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    I have a Velbon they fit my price range quite nicely and provide a good secure platform to take pics from. The model I have is a CX660 and supports my 20D with the 300mm zoom (which combined is not a light set up) without any problems.
     

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