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Thread: Tripod for travelling & day trip : Manfrotto, Sirui, Something else ?

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    Default Tripod for travelling & day trip : Manfrotto, Sirui, Something else ?

    Hi guys, can i ask for some opinion on buying my first tripod.

    I need a tripod that i'll be using forever (till it breaks), so first i'll start with what i need for my criteria to get some clarity.

    - My current rig is Sony Alpha A7ii mirrorless + 28mm lens, So i don't think the tripod need to support heavy cameras, as i'll be shooting solely on primes and small lenses
    - Weight I can bear around 1.5kg, will be using backpack waistbelt to help distribute the weight, but light enough so i can carry around for the whole day of shooting either in Singapore or overseas
    - Carbon Fiber only ^^ (don't like aluminium)
    - Comes with head

    Currently I've narrowed down the choices between Manfrotto Befree and Sirui ET-2204 + E20.

    From what i've read, a lot of experts recommend on not-cheaping out on tripods because people tend to keep upgrading their tripods and spent more more than they should have from the beginning (which i think is somewhat true).

    So should i just go ahead with the manfrotto? or perhaps theres some quality alternatives here that i can take a look at.
    i've thought of considering Mefoto Globetrotter but thats a bit out of range

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    Default Re: Tripod for travelling & day trip : Manfrotto, Sirui, Something else ?

    I am using Manfrotto Befree but aluminum version.
    I would say take your time and choose a good one your budget can afford. If not, save up and afford one that you like.

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    Default Re: Tripod for travelling & day trip : Manfrotto, Sirui, Something else ?

    Quote Originally Posted by Ah Keong View Post
    I am using Manfrotto Befree but aluminum version.
    I would say take your time and choose a good one your budget can afford. If not, save up and afford one that you like.
    thanks for the reply! just curious any problem about the height? i supposed due to the nature of size need to always bend to see the viewfinder

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    Default Re: Tripod for travelling & day trip : Manfrotto, Sirui, Something else ?

    Quote Originally Posted by dynoto View Post
    thanks for the reply! just curious any problem about the height? i supposed due to the nature of size need to always bend to see the viewfinder
    Simple Just go to TK Foto and try them out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dynoto View Post
    thanks for the reply! just curious any problem about the height? i supposed due to the nature of size need to always bend to see the viewfinder
    so far so good. I would say its a bit shorter than normal tripods (my previous MT055XPRO3).
    usually I shoot low and with live view.

    I agree with shierwin, you may want to go down to the shops like TK Foto(Sirui distributor) to try out.

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    Default Re: Tripod for travelling & day trip : Manfrotto, Sirui, Something else ?

    thanks guys, ended up buying the 290XTRA, got a good deal from eBay ^^
    Carrying it around, suprisingly it wasn't that cumbersome although didn't fit into my backpack.

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