I want a tripod

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by donna_elaine, May 31, 2011.

  1. donna_elaine

    donna_elaine TPF Noob!

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    if you want to be replacing it OR your camera in about 3 - 5 month then either will do.
    if you want one that will last you atleast 5 - 10 years...
    go for Giottos or manfrotto (there are other ones but these are the main competitors for most photographers.)

    the manfrotto 190xprob is decent and can be had for around £100.
    Mind you, you need to buy a head which is about £60 too.
    but it is worth it!
     
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    If you must buy one of those two, buy the Bushnell. The "50" Professional tripod" is absolute junk, and I would bet it won't last one shoot with a DSLR and lens on it. UU's recommendations are excellent, and I would spend some time surfing Craig's List; tripods are great things to buy used, and you can save a LOT of money.
     
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    DONT buy a tripod with a built in head. They are ALL cheep and will quickly break. Any decent tripod will be sold with a separate head and vice versa.

    Just an FYI when it comes to good tripods inexpensive and light do not go together.
     
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    This is good advice. I have this tripod and I've found it very stable and solid. For some shots the removable centre column is useful for some shots too.
     
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