which tripod?

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  1. fire34fighter

    fire34fighter TPF Noob!

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    Well I've decided that its time I invest in a tripod..I was wondering if anybody had input as to which brand I should get? I'd also like to get one that will allow me to do panoramic shots....I was hoping to keep my budget under $200, but would be willing to go to 250 if the quality was that much better.
     
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    Big Mike I am Big, I am Mike Staff Member Supporting Member

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    There are plenty of good options from Slik & Manfrotto/Bogen.

    It's been said by others, but I'll repeat it:

    Light
    Cheap
    Strong

    Pick two.
     
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    kundalini Been spending a lot of time on here!

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    My setup:
    Bogen/Manfrotto legs @ $168
    Bogen/Manfrotto ball head @ $112

    Although this may be out of your budget at this time, but food for thought in the future. Tripods and Ball Heads by Thom Hogan. The old Fram Oil Filter commercials come to mind.
     
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    xfloggingkylex TPF Noob!

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    I just got my tripod from amvona.

    I got AT-L105T legs and a ATH-A02 head. While I havent used it enough to give a definitive :thumbup: or :thumbdown:, I can say it is better than my uber generic 30 dollar tripod I had before, and it cost under 150 shipped on ebay (they only sell on ebay).

    The thing is a rock, I couldnt believe how strong the ball head is, but man all that sturdyness and money savings came at a price, the thing is heavy.

    but it did come with an over-the-shoulder carrying case.
     
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    fire34fighter TPF Noob!

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    I'd have to pick strong as my most important one...I guess cheaper in price would be next..I'm a big guy so I wont be too bothered by the weight of it..
     
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    I *really* like the tripod I have listed below in my .sig I mean, REALLY like it :hail:
     

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