Tripods

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  1. sparc872

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    gggg
     
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    think ebay for a good used bogen. Don't buy a cheap aluminum one from walmart. You'll thank yourself when yourself later
     
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    I'm sorry kfoster, but I have been using a walmart tripod for 3 years now and I think it's great!
     
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    If it suits your needs, then it's great. Have you ever used a Bogen though? You may not realize what you are missing.
     
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    yeah.. goto ebay and wait till the last moment to bid on a tripod.. good deals :D/... cheap ones last a while well. untill your camera is to heavy
     
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    you can find some for pretty damn cheap... u just have to look hard... i found some at one time
     
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    The threaded whole in the bottom of the body should fit right into any tripod =D.
     
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    While you're checking Ebay look for Manfrotto as well. Same manufacturer.
     
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    I didn't mean to offend you, but there is no way I'm putting a $1000 lens and a $1200 camera on a $50 tripod. I think you need to use a tripod that is rated for the weight your putting on it. Noone wants there stuff to end up on the ground.

    I do use a Walmart tripod for my flash if using it off camera. And it works great for my miniDV camcorder. I just feel a lot safer putting the heavy stuff on something with more integrity.

    Just my opinion.
     
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    One piece of advice I would give:
    Try to avoid tripods with square section legs - the locks have a habit of jamming and failing (in my experience).
    Try to stick with tubular legs and friction locks.
     
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    OK, I got ya. I just got a $800 camera, maybe it's time to get a new one! :shock:
     

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