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Tripod recommendations.

Discussion in 'Photography Forums' started by RimBlock, Aug 22, 2005.

  1. RimBlock

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    Hi,

    I have a mini tripod for my Cannon 350D which was purchased from Jessops for £17. Although it is fine for the cost, the tripod head is fairly cheap and nasty (as you may expect).

    Can anyone recommend a full sized tripod that is only going to be used for a studio and pref has spirit levels. Weight is not much of an issue as it will not be move around that much.

    Thanks
    RB
     
  2. RobertP

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    Budget?
     
  3. RimBlock

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    Budget......

    Open to suggestions but around the £100 mark would be ok. More if warranted although an idea of what I am going to get for the extra would make it a lot easier for me to weigh up if the extra expense is worth it to me.

    Many thanks
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    Hi, I have a Benbo trekker MK2 for my 350D, does everything I need.
     
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    I have a Manfrotto 055 - can be had for around £105 for just the legs.
     
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    This is the thread where I asked the same question

    The Feisol tripod + Manfrotto head that I ended up with is over your budget. The tripod is light but solid and the head is heavy and solid :)

    Having gone from a tripod with 'flip locks' for the leg sections I do find the twist locks slower to use, plus you have to remember to tighten them in sequence or the sections just spin. No doubt I'll get used to it. It is certainly a big difference in accuracy - the camera now points at what I want first time without any nudging + swearing.
     
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    The Velbon Sherpa 750n comes in at around £80 inc a decent head. Recommended for under £100.
     
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    Thanks,

    That gives me a fair amount to go searching around on now.

    RB
     

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