Tripod recommendation

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  1. bc_photo_novice

    bc_photo_novice TPF Noob!

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    I'm looking to buy a tripod for my dslr. As far as SLRs go, both the camera and lenses are relatively light (Olympus e-510), and I am relatively casual/novice photographer, and am therefore not looking to spend a ton. Functional and affordable. Features that are important to me are quick release, and portability (so, weight and size, I guess). I think that I would prefer a ball head, though am open to pan as well. I am tentatively looking at the Manfrotto 725b, but am looking for any other recommendations? Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
     
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    jonahr TPF Noob!

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    I realize it will cost you more, but i reccomend getting a tripod with a replaceable head. I have the Manfrotto 190XDB and i love it, I originally bought a pan head but may buy a ball head soon. Obviously if i had not bought a tripod that could change heads to begin with i would have to buy a whole new system, now however i can get a new head for under 100 dollars, also you could buy different legs for different applications in the future and just have one head
     
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    I'm going to echo what the above poster said. Look toward a set of 190Pro legs and a 488 ball head. It might seem expensive now, but you'll quickly grow into it.
     

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