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    Just got started into Macro photography after doing mainly streets and after doing a trial macro run realised that tripod is a NEED. (focus keeps running out with handheld motion)

    Anyone can recommend a good tripod that lasts? budget would be $75-100, tripod head included. weight of my setup is around 1-1.5kg

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    Quote Originally Posted by leowyien
    Just got started into Macro photography after doing mainly streets and after doing a trial macro run realised that tripod is a NEED. (focus keeps running out with handheld motion)

    Anyone can recommend a good tripod that lasts? budget would be $75-100, tripod head included. weight of my setup is around 1-1.5kg

    cheers
    I wouldn't say that a tripod is a NEED for macro. It's more of a preference. So far I haven't used one for all my macro shoots.

    I think one tripod you can look at is the Sirui R-1004 tripod

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    Default Re: My First Tripod for Macro

    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    I wouldn't say that a tripod is a NEED for macro. It's more of a preference. So far I haven't used one for all my macro shoots.

    I think one tripod you can look at is the Sirui R-1004 tripod
    Oh really? Have always admired your macro work!
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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86

    I wouldn't say that a tripod is a NEED for macro. It's more of a preference. So far I haven't used one for all my macro shoots.
    Agree. I hate tripods when doing macro. Switch to MF and set your desired mag ratio, bob your head back and forth, and when you get focus.. Shoot. Better if with proper lighting equipments too.

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    Yup, I also shoot without a tripod.

    But if you die die want to use a tripod, get a sliding rail head... Will help with the focus adjustments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by leowyien

    Oh really? Have always admired your macro work!
    Thanks, if you do prefer to use a tripod, then like what Rashkae said, a rail will make your life easier.

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    Just an advice, it's a bit difficult chasing isects with a tripod...trust me.
    7D w/ 70-300mm/50mm1.8/70-200F4L/17-50mm F2.8

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    If you wanna stay steady and want support just get a monopod.

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    I like his work. minimal gear, great results

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    Quote Originally Posted by eleveninth View Post


    I like his work. minimal gear, great results
    Great work! Flickr: Thomas Shahan's Photostream

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    Default Re: My First Tripod for Macro

    I used to think tripod is a must for macro until one day, I brought my tripod along. Then I realise I'm better off without the tripod. Just rock your body to and fro like what others have suggested. Takes time, takes lots of practise but you will get the timing.

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    Just train yourself to shoot shoot shoot...i have shaky hands, until today, I have not used a tripod nor monopod for macro. Of course, images are sometimes OOF or blur. But like what it was being shared in the vidoe clip, perseverance.
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