Looking for a Tripod

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I am looking for a tripod. I don't have a specific budget in mind though. Don't know exactly how much I should be spending... The main thing I need is a tripod with enough support so I can trust to leave my camera on it. Does any one know of a good tripod that will support a Digital Rebel XT. I saw some today from $15 but it only supported 2.5 lbs. That doesn't sound to me like it would support very much.
 

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You're looking at $100 or more for a tripod that will do the job.

Check out the Slik 700DX Pro, very nice tripod at an affordable price point.
 

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A good tripod for $15? Are you looking at Gorilla Pods? You need a good adjustable full swivel head tripod...
 

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Look for a USED Manfrotto, Gitzo or Benbo. Expect to pay in the area of $150 - $200 for a good-quality pair of legs and head. Don't scrimp on the piece of gear you're going to trust to hold hundreds or thousands of dollars worth of gear. Doesn't make sense!
 
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Thanks for the replies everyone. Looks like I will be skipping a few meals this week... Where is a good place to buy used tripods on the web?
 

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I'd start with Craigslist so you can try it out before you buy it.
+1 on that one depending on the area you live in. I got a great Manfrotto with head and, 4 quick release plates set up for $135 on Craigs list. Every store I looked at with used equipment had the same one with the head in the $200+ range. Unfortunately I mssed a really good one this week-end for a Manfrotto with head for $55. I think it was the same seller, it was scooped up a couple of hours after posting it. And make sure they have atleast the quick release plate with it as well.
 

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