tripod for nikon D200

vikramdesigner

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Hey guys can u suggest me which tripod will be best for my Nikon D200, in manfrotto brand ( coz except this brand no other brand is there in my city), i have budget of only $100. i am interested in doing commercial photography, portrait , lanscape and night shoot so plssssssssssssss help me which to buy with model number.

Iam a student so i need good grip tripod and cheap, coz i have just collected so much .
 

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the kind of tripod you need depends also on the lenses you are going to use with it. focal length and weight play a role.


you also need a good tripod head ...
 

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Manfrotto and cheap do not go hand in hand. These are mostly very sturdy and professional tripods. My Manfrotto 099ProB legs and 488RC2 head set me back $425AU ($380US).

But it really does depend on the equipment. My D200 held perfectly fine on my old tripod. But D200 + grip + 105mm f/2.8 Macro caused the legs to collapse, hence the new tripod.
 

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You only have Manfrotto in your area? Consider ordering over the internet to broaden your choices. Slik makes some really nice ones that you should consider. I have the Slik and that thing is built strong as a bridge.

The biggest hinderance is your budget. For $100, there are not many choices that you can make that will be able to properly support a D200 safely in lightly more demanding situations. Add a battery grip, a big telephoto and a little uneven ground with a breeze, and that adds to the challenge even more. You may consider saving some more before purchasing your tripod... it would be well worth it.
 
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the kind of tripod you need depends also on the lenses you are going to use with it. focal length and weight play a role.


you also need a good tripod head ...



i use 18mm - 135mm lense and rarely 50mm lense
 

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