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    Any recommendations for a tripod? I need one for that is light and good for travelling. I currently use a Nikon d50+kit lens+70-300mmG. Thanks!

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    Gitzo 1228
    if your height is around 1.8m

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    The gitzo series 2 are study and not too heavy. For travel, the 4 section ones are more portable, though. I'm using the 3 section G1224 as it's more rigid but carrying around is a tat troublesome (longer collapsed length).

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    I still prefer the older 1227, I used it when I was in Japan, can't feel much weight while carrying it aorund

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    Quote Originally Posted by RBT816
    Any recommendations for a tripod? I need one for that is light and good for travelling. I currently use a Nikon d50+kit lens+70-300mmG. Thanks!
    Manfrotto 7xx series is quite good for your purpose.
    But as other posted, the Gitzo 1228 is also good, but do note the price tag
    Nikon 4 & lots of hollow chunky glass

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    I also recommend 1228. I'm not sure if the 1227 can fit into the luggage.

    If you think both are too big, then try 1027. It may look skinny, but if used properly, is quite sufficient for the gear you listed.

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    Moved thread to a more appropriate location

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    Any idea where to get the mentioned gitzo 1228 at a good price?

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    Quote Originally Posted by jumbocrab
    I also recommend 1228. I'm not sure if the 1227 can fit into the luggage.

    If you think both are too big, then try 1027. It may look skinny, but if used properly, is quite sufficient for the gear you listed.
    1228 is 4 section whilst 1227 is 3 section, so the 1227 is bigger definitely, but no problems with handcarrying up from Singapore Airport, however, the airport you're departing from back will probably request you to check in. Can always ask for hand check in and tag a few hundred "FRAGILE" tags to the bag

    However, back to topic, the tripod is an overkill for the above setup though


    Quote Originally Posted by yehosaphat
    Any idea where to get the mentioned gitzo 1228 at a good price?
    Stopped production IIRC, the newer replacement models are out at CP, but snapped up within a few days. You might want to head to CP to do a reservation with Chris/Steven.

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    Fwah... just realised that a 1028 cost $500?!

    Got any cheaper ones that is reasonably good as well?

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    what's the budget?

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    gt a slik pro 330DX-good tripod....
    u need strong tripods to hold ur cam...


    price:abt S$130

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    I have a 350D with 10-22mm lens. Budget arnd 100 or so.

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