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    Default Tripod, etc for beginners

    Would like to find out what tripod and tripod head is good for beginners. Preferably not those that the pros use as they can be quite expensive. Looking for a tripod and head for my D50 and a few lenses, any recommendations? and where can i get the best deal from? thks

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    Default Re: Tripod, etc for beginners

    Quote Originally Posted by just_league
    Would like to find out what tripod and tripod head is good for beginners. Preferably not those that the pros use as they can be quite expensive. Looking for a tripod and head for my D50 and a few lenses, any recommendations? and where can i get the best deal from? thks
    now might not be the best time to get a tripod.
    check out the threads in Others under Equipment Discussions board.

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    Default Re: Tripod, etc for beginners

    theres no such thing as tripod for beginners la....

    i would recommend tripods from manfrotto or gitzo...



    cheaper alternatives of tripod heads....

    original manfrotto's pan tilt is cheap thou..... other brands like SLIK is around the same price. but i would recommed all go for the same brand.

    055B is good from manfrotto, alot of csers are using it i believe...

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    how about the manfrotto 190?
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    Slik for good and value tripod .

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    How about the Slik 330 or 340. Value of money and light weight, easy to carry for work around. Beside 330 can support up to 4kg setup.

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    I suggest you bring your camera to any camera shop (e.g. Cathay Photo) to seek professional advice. It all depends on your budget, camera, and photo-taking needs. And remember, a very cheap may tripod not only spoilt easily but also pose a risk on your expensive camera. Good luck on getting your first tripod!

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    Default Re: Tripod, etc for beginners

    Quote Originally Posted by just_league
    Would like to find out what tripod and tripod head is good for beginners. Preferably not those that the pros use as they can be quite expensive. Looking for a tripod and head for my D50 and a few lenses, any recommendations? and where can i get the best deal from? thks
    Really depends on yr budget. I'm using a Manfrotto 055Pro and i never regretted buying it!
    Canon EOS 5D, 24-70 f/4 L IS, 50 f/1.2 L, 70-300 f/4-5.6 L IS, 600EX-RT. Sigma 12-24 f/4.5-5.6 EX.

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    Best deal definitely the PPCP one.. Do a search..

    Quote Originally Posted by just_league
    Would like to find out what tripod and tripod head is good for beginners. Preferably not those that the pros use as they can be quite expensive. Looking for a tripod and head for my D50 and a few lenses, any recommendations? and where can i get the best deal from? thks

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    I would suggest the PPCP one if you want a cheap one. Or else get a 055 and a 486rc2 ballhead combo.

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