Tripod Recommendation

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  1. Derek Zoolander

    Derek Zoolander TPF Noob!

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    Hello all,

    I am in the market for a tripod. Any recommendations would be appreciated.

    I mainly like to do portraits indoor and outdoor. Occasionally I like shooting sports, so some motion is involved.

    Any recommendations? I'm thinking I don't want to spend more than $200-$250. Anything less is even better!
     
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    Check out manfrotto. The 190xprob is a great tripod. The 486 and 488rc2 are really good heads. The 488 allows you to separately pan and you still have the ball head. If you do a lot of sports then a monopod would be your best bet.
     
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    I am happy with my Manfrotto 190dxb combo. $150 or so with 3 way pan head and quick release.
     
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    I have the Manfrotto 190XPROB and 488RC2 combo and love it! Its worlds better than my old Walmart tripod :lmao:
     
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    Slik!

    I love my Slik Pro 700DX Pro and Manfrotto 488 midi ball head.
     
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    I personally use a manfrotto and never regretted it. If I need a heavy tripod when shooting in a windy situation, I just tie a piece of rock to make it steady. I don't need a heavy tripod for my everyday assignments. As for sports photography, I use a monopod.
     
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    Giottos tripods forever! Chao, baby.
     

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