Tripod?

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  1. Peacemaker636

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    I need to buy a tripod. Here's what I'm looking for. 1. I definitely want something relatively sturdy (doesn't have to be rock solid, but I definitely don't want something wobbly where the legs don't stay in place). 2. I'm not very tall, so 65 inches tall at it's highest should be plenty (a little taller may come in handy though) 3. I want it to be fairly compact and also pretty light (about 5 lbs or about 2.25 kg tops) 4. My budget is no more than $75. 5. I'd prefer that the legs use the little latches as opposed to screws. I looked at this http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage...t&productCategoryId=cat08118&id=1058188139811 and it seemed stable enough for my needs, and was also quite light and compact. But I was wondering if there was anything better in it's price range. Please help (and thanks in advance)!
     
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    I understand that you would like to only spend $75.00 however read this article before you buy. It is very informative and quite true. http://www.bythom.com/support.htm You do not have to spend $1000.00 unless you are using the kind of lenses the writer typically uses however something along this line should be quite satisfactory for most photographers. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/con...379&is=REG&addedTroughType=categoryNavigation or http://www.bhphotovideo.com/bnh/con...223&is=REG&addedTroughType=categoryNavigation
     
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    Check out a SLIK u212 They have quick change post, very solid, not too heavy. I had one, until my wife took it, now I am bidding on another on ebay.
     
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    Yeah, I've read that article, but my optics just aren't at the point where I need that great of a tripod and head. And I simply don't have the money for something so expensive. So right now I'm just trying to get some good bang for my buck.
     
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    Try something like this then. http://cgi.ebay.com/PROFESSIONAL-CA...hZ010QQcategoryZ30094QQtcZphotoQQcmdZViewItem Basicly Bogen knockoffs. Lots of people swear by them. By through e-bay rather than the store as it is cheaper.
     
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    You say you want a tripod that fits your needs what are your needs what kind of gear do you have that would really help. If you have any DSLR this http://www.ritzcamera.com/product/291660710.htm is the least I would go and do not trust ant of the Sliks that have been presented.
     

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