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    Default recommend a new tripod for me?

    have been using my slik u8000 for a long time with my canon a70.

    however recently i bought the KM 5D and my tripod seemed to be struggling to hold my camera steady.

    any users come from the same problem as mine? what tripod and head you all bought eventually? searched clubsnap and it seemed most buy manfrotto tripods, is that brand more reliable? my budget is around 150-200 max

    thanks and have a good week ahead!
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    Default Re: recommend a new tripod for me?

    w/ ur budget, stick 2 Slik (not d "U" series), or get Manfrotto.

    here's 2 links 4 u 2 compare specs. price will depend on which shop u buy from.

    http://www.thkphoto.com/products/slik/index.html

    http://www.manfrotto.com/jsp/index.jsp


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    Default Re: recommend a new tripod for me?

    Get Manfrotto 190DB

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pepper
    Get Manfrotto 190DB
    Velbon provide very light tripod for travel use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pepper
    Get Manfrotto 190DB
    Agreed, the 190 with the 141RC head is good stability at reasonable price.

    But for travelling (non-photographic trip), you really wouldn't want to bring it with you... (maybe I'm just weak )

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    Quote Originally Posted by drake336
    Agreed, the 190 with the 141RC head is good stability at reasonable price.

    But for travelling (non-photographic trip), you really wouldn't want to bring it with you... (maybe I'm just weak )
    Why not a Velbon? Very light and sturdy, except SG no distributor, so no support.
    http://www.velbon.com

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hoky
    Why not a Velbon? Very light and sturdy, except SG no distributor, so no support.
    http://www.velbon.com
    Where can you buy then? In Singapore?

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    East Gear @ Peninsula do carry some Velbon tripods. U could check it out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pepper
    Get Manfrotto 190DB
    price for that? does it come with a head...?

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    Default Re: recommend a new tripod for me?

    im using this

    slik 330DX - $80 2nd hand from CS B&S forum
    manfrotto 486rc2 - $75 from cathay.
    sold my 330DX head for $30

    total $125.

    if you just get the 330DX new, it's around $120 with a PAN HEAD. good enough. i love the weight and feel of the tripod. not too heavy, but certainly no pushover (no pun intended )

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    Quote Originally Posted by Isaiahfortythirtyone
    im using this

    slik 330DX - $80 2nd hand from CS B&S forum
    manfrotto 486rc2 - $75 from cathay.
    sold my 330DX head for $30

    total $125.

    if you just get the 330DX new, it's around $120 with a PAN HEAD. good enough. i love the weight and feel of the tripod. not too heavy, but certainly no pushover (no pun intended )
    ah, thanks! i just received a quote from CP today..heh, i get what you mean by 'no pushover'

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