+1Originally Posted by luckyorange
Enjoy your new camera..
Want to get back to photography
Have fun!Originally Posted by zapit
I bought a vanguard bag before realizing canon give free bag.. A friend of mine will get cleaning kit for me online. Uv filter I bought on the spot. There is a free memory card. The next immediate item to be bought are tripod and dry cabinet. Carbon fiber like too expensive while aluminum is too heavy. Leaning towards investing in a light and compact and sturdy tripod, haiz. Cabinet will get 30L or 50L. Will search on forum for home delivery for cabinet. UWA will put on hold til after CNY after much experimenting.Originally Posted by Errz
Thanks for the advice. Is there a maximum weight limit given for the tripod or any steps to ensure the tripod is able to take the weight of the equipment?Originally Posted by oracle0711
Hmm but don't most camera +lens add up to less than 3kg? With so many choices out there, I am getting a headache...Originally Posted by spree86
For brand & model considerations, I have 2 in my list (doesn't mean that the rest are no good)
- The commonly seen setup: Manfrotto 190XPROB + 496rc2 Ballhead (if got $ go for 190 CXPROB, Carbon Fiber)
- Sirui T/N/R series + (at least) K10X ballhead. The more budget brand..I like the T series for it's compactness, but loses out on the max height when needed....
Tripods come in various designs and also ability to manage different load of the camera and lens. When selecting a tripod, plan for future upgrade if you plan to change your photography equipment in the near future. The likelihood of getting better lenses is always a not to distant possibility - once you move past your initial stage of getting a camera.
I have been using the Manfrotto 190 Pro B when i started out on my first DSLR many years back and it has been the first and only tripod I got for myself since then. Not carbon fibre and is definitely heavy. The tripod combine with its separate ball head is able to take a load up to 5kg. Not sure if this is a good load reference but it has been more then enough for me. In case you are wondering, the tripod is used largely for landscape and architectural shoots where I need the tripod to do pano for stitching. If you are doing macro and still life photography such as food photography .... you will definitely need one.
Think through what you need to use it first before deciding which and what load to get.
Hope this help and not add to the confusion ...
Last edited by oracle0711; 16th January 2012 at 08:53 AM.
I dont do macro so cannot really comment on it but for those who do macro floral photography, a tripod is a must and in addition to that other accessories to hold things in place. Food wise, it depends on what you really deem as food photography. Typically, those that you eat and you shoot kind (I am generalizing) will not necessarily require a tripod. Serious food photography that involves styling, props, strobes, etc will require the use of tripod for sharpness and precise accuracy.
You are right to say it is personal preference because anything is about personal preference. Tripods are used for group photos too but you can still do without ...
At the end, the point is TS needs to know what he wants to shoot and why he needs the tripod for. Therefore, making his decision on what tripod to get.
1) u spend alot on a good light weight tripod...but in the end, u hardly use it due to what u shoot.
2) u bought a tripod and u find it heavy to bring out. in then end.. collect dust.
at least u will know later what u prefer to shoot most of the time. if u r going to use the tripod once in a while..then just get those normal one will do. no need carbon fiber.. waste of money.. buy lens better.lol
Think I left funny before 5.30 pm and I was alone so probably is not me you are seeing.Originally Posted by Halfgeek
I will definitely need a tripod since i like landscape. I've been recommended to manfrotto PROB 190 too. The weight is too heavy so maybe i go for carbon fiber. Rather fork out more than let it collect dust if I dun bring it out. I more keen on more compact tripod for ease of carrying around.
Another question is my viewfinder is pretty dark when I chose manual mode. It is fine in other mode such as aperture priority. What is the setting I need to tweak?
Both the viewfinder and the final picture is darker than AV. av looks normal. How much you bought for your Sirius?Originally Posted by SkyStrike