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    Any recommendation with 200 and include ballhead.

    Able to support D700 with grip and 24-70mm and sb900
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    i don't think anyone will sell you a tripod and give you a $200 cashback

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    sorry. its budget of 200 for a tripod.
    D700 - 24-70mm F2.8 ED - 105mm VR2 Micro - Samyang 14mm - 50mm 1.8D - Mb 10 - SB900 - SB400

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    Quote Originally Posted by small pig View Post
    sorry. its budget of 200 for a tripod.
    what's the combined total weight of that gear?

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    hmmm....I see you have pretty expensive and sexy gear.. Do you trust a $200 tripod?
    why not save afew more months? : )

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    Quote Originally Posted by TWmilkteaTW View Post
    hmmm....I see you have pretty expensive and sexy gear.. Do you trust a $200 tripod?
    why not save afew more months? : )
    exactly. you wanna bet your D700, 24-70 and SB900 on a <$200 tripod?

    i bought a $380 tripod to take the weight of my A900, CZ24-70 and F58 flash. spend a little more, make less trips to the service center

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    hmm... i sold my Sirui N series tripod. And now using the FOC nikon tripod. Very shaky, but still usable. So now looking for a stable tripod at about 200 bucks
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    Quote Originally Posted by TWmilkteaTW View Post
    hmmm....I see you have pretty expensive and sexy gear.. Do you trust a $200 tripod?
    why not save afew more months? : )
    I have used countless sub-$100 tripods. They're definitely different from expensive tripods but they will do.

    Even a $10,000 tripod will topple given the correct conditions. As a rule of thumb, you should never trust your tripod too much. That goes without saying.

    Your statement seems to indicate that you need an expensive tripod to be stable. You do not. $200 is a decent budget for a tripod, and you can get a decent Sirui with that easily. But it won't be that light.

    I have used Slik Sprint 3-Way Pro, the PPCP Steige Tripod, PPCP V2 Tripod, etc etc etc. Those were sub $100, and none of them ever failed on me to the point of being fatal. I have also used a Giottos 3XXX, that was sub $200.

    The Sirui R2004 is also sub $200. It's not that heavy, it has a decent maximum height, and I don't feel a need to wrap umbrella tubes around me to babysit it whenever it comes into contact with saltwater when I travel (in Singapore, I use a less wieldy wooden tripod). That's what I would recommend.

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    Do u need it be a CF tripod? If aluminum is fine, the manfrotto or vanguard series should have one that fit the bill. Though u still need a bit more for the ballhead
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    Sirui T1004X ($100) & Manfrotto 494RC2 ($90). Light, solid & stable, even for travels.
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    I use a used Manfrotto 199 basic tripod which only cost me $100, and a ball head given by my friend. it serves me well.

    the second tripod from the right, btw, is a FOBA ball head.

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    I think any decent tripod that can handle 8kg load should be fine....Since you want with a ballhead for $200, then I would spend more money on the ballhead instead.

    Even my old Weifeng aluminium tripod 593 can handle my body + 500mm lens and manfrotto 393 gimbal-like head (not super sturdy to fight against strong waves but can stand still firm under regular conditions).

    Can consider sirui ballheads, say K10? and get a decent aluminium tripod from sirui or benro, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by catchlights View Post
    I use a used Manfrotto 199 basic tripod which only cost me $100, and a ball head given by my friend. it serves me well.

    the second tripod from the right, btw, is a FOBA ball head.

    when u said 2nd tripod, i missed the extremely small one on the right hahaha

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    Actually tripod leg is not so much of an issue for most people. It is the ballhead that makes it irritating. Those cheaper head really start to show their "cheapness" with anything heavier and longer than those plastic kit lens. You set everything nice nice, tighten the ballhead, it will drop a few degree.
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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    The Sirui R2004 is also sub $200. It's not that heavy, it has a decent maximum height, and I don't feel a need to wrap umbrella tubes around me to babysit it whenever it comes into contact with saltwater when I travel (in Singapore, I use a less wieldy wooden tripod). That's what I would recommend.
    I agree.. now I brought Giottos $239 but worry of salt water..

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    Quote Originally Posted by sachokphantom View Post
    I agree.. now I brought Giottos $239 but worry of salt water..
    Why Sirui no need worry about salt water but Giottos or others will be affected by saltwater?

    I actually looking a tripod to bring for holiday trip next month, will bring it to beach for some shoots. Now thinking to buy the Sirui T1004X cause small and lightweight. Head most likely will be either G10 or K10x, should be good? My heaviest setup should be 3-4 kg those kind of range. Thanks!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnJon82 View Post
    Why Sirui no need worry about salt water but Giottos or others will be affected by saltwater?

    I actually looking a tripod to bring for holiday trip next month, will bring it to beach for some shoots. Now thinking to buy the Sirui T1004X cause small and lightweight. Head most likely will be either G10 or K10x, should be good? My heaviest setup should be 3-4 kg those kind of range. Thanks!
    I also looking for a tripod. I saw some $100+ tripod in TK and they came with ballhead leh.. Those tripods not good ah?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnJon82 View Post
    Why Sirui no need worry about salt water but Giottos or others will be affected by saltwater?

    I actually looking a tripod to bring for holiday trip next month, will bring it to beach for some shoots. Now thinking to buy the Sirui T1004X cause small and lightweight. Head most likely will be either G10 or K10x, should be good? My heaviest setup should be 3-4 kg those kind of range. Thanks!
    What I mean is no matter how expensive your tripod is but if do not know how to take care of it is also no point. I think all tripod will get effect with salt water include sirui as well..

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    Happen to find a tripod + head configurator at Manfrotto's site.
    Quite interesting piece of s/w to help you select tripod and head.
    Last edited by juggler; 17th November 2011 at 10:59 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prince Photogenic View Post
    I also looking for a tripod. I saw some $100+ tripod in TK and they came with ballhead leh.. Those tripods not good ah?
    Best is bring your gear down and test it yourself to see if they meet your requirements. Afterall not all of us are having the same level of expectations from the choices of tripods.

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