Tripod for photography

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  1. Braineack

    Braineack Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    the problem I was facing is that under the $150 price point: everything seems to be a travel tripod.


     
  2. mgblunt

    mgblunt No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    I suppose it makes more sense to ask people with the knowledge here than to flounder around on the web.
     
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    mgblunt No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Thanks
     
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    Buy the used stuff.
    You can get decently good stuff, if you shop.
    I would NOT consider the Bogen that I got off Craig's List a travel tripod, for me. It is much too heavy and won't fit into a suitcase. In fact I consider it a studio or "close to car" tripod.
     
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    Thank you for your recommendation. Looked at many of those Chinese alternatives. All look similar and seem great. Until you do some research and read the reviews. It's really hard to know what's good. This is just a hobby and I'm not made out of money. Prefer to invest wisely the first time around.

    Really liked the link you provided. Almost bought that one, but went with the Alta Pro 263AT because of it's versatility and reviews. Plus I got a great deal on Ebay. This thing is built like a tank. If all their tripods are built this well, others need to check them out. Affordably priced, too.

    https://www.vanguardworld.us/photo_video_us/alta-pro-263at.html

    Colder than heck outside right now. Played with it the last couple days inside. Steady as a rock. I'll make a separate post about it. Have some questions on ball heads.
     
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    Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100 Aluminum Tripod Kit
    $149.99 USD on Amazon. It comes with a ball head, and the center column can be rotated to 180 degrees. A definite bonus to have, even if you don’t think you will use it. Tough to find a better deal than this.
     

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