tripod help?

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  1. Neb

    Neb TPF Noob!

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    So I'm in the market for a tripod and really don't even know where to begin looking. Budget is a couple hundred. I'd be using it with a telephoto lens on my DSLR. I'm still pretty new to photography so i'm not sure what makes a 'good' tripod compared to a run of the mill one.

    Any help would be great.
     
  2. tirediron

    tirediron Watch the Birdy! Staff Member Supporting Member

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    Bogen, Manfrotto, and Giottos are all good names. Velbon makes some decent-consumer grade units. Don't forget on any decent or better tripod, the head is a separate purchase. My recommendation would for a set of Manfrotto 055 or 190 legs with a 468 head.
     
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    bigtwinky No longer a newbie, moving up!

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    Do a search on this forum for the word "tripod"
    Many threads have already been had discussing the very same thing.
     

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