Tripod Question

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  1. dynk

    dynk TPF Noob!

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    Hi, my name is dynk (paul) and I own a D50 and just purchased a D300.
    I want to take more pics and learn more about photography, maybe start a blog.

    I will be traveling this fall and Dec. to DC and DisneyWorld. I want to buy a new lightweight tripod, and currently own a Bogen 3001, but want something lighter to pack for my flights.

    Any Suggestions?

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  2. photogincollege

    photogincollege TPF Noob!

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    How much do you wanna spend. The d300 is a heavy camera, gonna need a decently sturdy tripod. If you want a good, light tripod, its gonna be expensive. As they say, cheap, light, sturdy, pick two.
     
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    dynk TPF Noob!

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    I am willing to pay $200 or over, I have a good heavy tripod, want one light enough to travel by air.
     
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    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    HA! I saw the Atamian sticker on that v-dub and was like "Hey... that's a local dealer to me...!" You're a MA guy like me! Woot. :) I got my VW from Minuteman. :)

    I don't have too much to say about the tripods, but wanted to say hi to the fellow massachussettsian. :)
     
  5. Ptyler22

    Ptyler22 TPF Noob!

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    Ha, I just read this and saw the Massachussettsian comment and I am one as well, but sadly I haven't heard of the Atamian dealer, but I do have a VW! Where abouts is that?
     
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    manaheim Jedi Bunnywabbit Staff Member Supporting Member

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    ha. Off 495 in Tewskbury. So do all MA people on TPF have VWs?

    Ok, thread officially hijacked... let's get back to his tripod question. :)
     
  7. dynk

    dynk TPF Noob!

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    I am glad to meet both of you.

    2 of us are Nikon D300 owners
    1 is a Canon 40D

    But all are VW owners.
     
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    davebmck TPF Noob!

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    If you want light and sturdy, you need to look at the carbon fiber tripods. You might be looking at $300 though.
     
  9. kundalini

    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    ...and then some.....
     
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    Ptyler22 TPF Noob!

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    Oh I see, that's not too far from me, I am in Harvard.
    Nice to see some fellow Massachusans on here, but back to the question
     

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