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    Question Reccommend a Tripod?

    Hello...
    i'm looking for a good tripod at a reasonable price...preferably one with a ball head and a hook... anyone know of any? intro to me?
    thanks..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adelfin
    Hello...
    i'm looking for a good tripod at a reasonable price...preferably one with a ball head and a hook... anyone know of any? intro to me?
    thanks..
    budget?

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    Default Re: Reccommend a Tripod?

    Gitzo

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    Default Re: Reccommend a Tripod?

    I second Gitzo too. An explorer with a ball head. Really flexible.

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    I also cast my vote for Gitzo.

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    I am a working professional and I personally find Gitzos too troublesome. FYI, I use Gitzos at my workplace.

    Twist-lock vs. lever-lock, I will choose lever-lock anytime. Faster and less hassle.

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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum
    I am a working professional and I personally find Gitzos too troublesome. FYI, I use Gitzos at my workplace.

    Twist-lock vs. lever-lock, I will choose lever-lock anytime. Faster and less hassle.
    Pro comment sia...

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    Quote Originally Posted by photobum
    I am a working professional and I personally find Gitzos too troublesome. FYI, I use Gitzos at my workplace.

    Twist-lock vs. lever-lock, I will choose lever-lock anytime. Faster and less hassle.
    Pro...wow
    TO SEE, TO FEEL, TO PHOTOGRAPH.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Goldenstars08
    Pro...wow
    Pro or no pro. Photography is a learning process. The main reason we are pros because we make more mistakes than anyone else.

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    Default Re: Reccommend a Tripod?

    Quote Originally Posted by photobum
    Pro or no pro. Photography is a learning process. The main reason we are pros because we make more mistakes than anyone else.
    Not just photography, a lot more besides that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jykw
    Not just photography, a lot more besides that.
    Yes, you are right! The expectation on pros is so much higher, which gradually leads to unnecessary stress, and then, chronic health problems down the road.

    Oh.... Let's not forget the art of "kissing the behind of clients and customers". This takes years of refinement. An amateur or hobbyist only need to please him or herself.
    Last edited by photobum; 19th December 2005 at 10:13 PM.

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    Adelfin,
    If you don't mind panhead instead of ballhead, I recommend Slik 500DX. The price is reasonable, too. I have Slik 300DX. I found it quite solid and easy to operate but I wish the lever-lock found in 500DX.

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    Right now i'm looking for one which can support my 350d..and would be stable enough to support any future lenses that i buy... i'm looking at it as an investment...I don't really know the prices and how good the different tripods are so i hope someone could help me..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adelfin
    Right now i'm looking for one which can support my 350d..and would be stable enough to support any future lenses that i buy... i'm looking at it as an investment...I don't really know the prices and how good the different tripods are so i hope someone could help me..
    Buy a Manfrotto. It is cheaper and user-friendlier than Gitzo. Slik is not bad too. My first tripod 25 years ago was a Slik. It lasted for about 8 years before one of the plastic lever-lock broke off.

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    Default Re: Reccommend a Tripod?

    The Gitzo my dad used in his studio 30yrs ago are still working today..

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    Quote Originally Posted by kex
    The Gitzo my dad used in his studio 30yrs ago are still working today..
    Hey... Long time no see! Remember me? I sold you my wooden field camera, lens, etc.

    Anyway, both Gitzo and Manfrotto makes good tripods. I, however, find Manfrotto tripods easier to use. I have a carbon fiber Gitzo and I seldom touch it.
    Last edited by photobum; 22nd December 2005 at 11:53 PM.

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    sprint pro?
    cheap and good.

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    how much is a gitzo and slik?
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    Default Re: Reccommend a Tripod?

    i use a velbon because my casual shooting cant justify the price of a gitzo.. you have a choice of the 630 or a 640 depending on the lock system you prefer. doesnt have a hook though. for a ball head, get the best you can afford.

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    Default Re: Reccommend a Tripod?

    Quote Originally Posted by helfizad
    how much is a gitzo and slik?
    slik is 100-200
    gitzo is >500

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