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    Default Getting a Tripod

    I'm thinking of getting a tripod to complete my collection as a beginner (photography).

    I'm not sure whether i should burn a hole for this tripod. What factors should I consider before i make commitments in this item?

    I currently have Nikon D70s and kit lens and flash in my set. Maybe I will get heavier items in the late future. What sort of tripod should I get in your own opinion? (Weight capacity, height, size, etc)?

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    Look for jack006 for benro tripod...

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    Default Re: Getting a Tripod

    There's a very good FAQ in these forums...

    basic guidelines on selection of tripod and tripod head

    http://forums.clubsnap.org/showthread.php?t=129882

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    Quote Originally Posted by broccoli View Post
    Look for jack006 for benro tripod...
    Ya, http://www.clubsnap.org/forums/showthread.php?t=263125

    you won't burn a hole on your pocket either...

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    How tall must the tripod be if you are of a certain height?

    Say if you are 1.79m, how tall must the tripod be? minus 15-25 cm?

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    Minolta. Konica Minolta. Sony

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    Default Re: Getting a Tripod

    Generally,

    (a) you want a tripod + ball / pan head to be able to support your heaviest potential setup; both horizontal and vertical orientation

    (b) you want a tripod + head + camera to be at or slightly below your eye level; with the centre column (if any) not extended ... there are exceptions though... some like it "taller" than their height... while some have other priorities... a 4th column and able to "go low" for those macro shots

    (c) you want it light ... good enough for travels ... no point having one to admire at home

    (d) you want to spend just once on the whole setup; a good setup

    However, if you ever gonna come close to the above setup, it's gonna cost you.

    Just once though.


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    Quote Originally Posted by blowblue View Post
    How tall must the tripod be if you are of a certain height?

    Say if you are 1.79m, how tall must the tripod be? minus 15-25 cm?
    Last edited by yyD70S; 14th March 2007 at 01:24 PM. Reason: exceptions...

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    quite an inventive tripod. You can put it in more places than most other tripods

    http://www.joby.com/

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    Default Re: Getting a Tripod

    Indeed.

    I say this a while back and I couldn't remember where.

    As an accessory, it's OK.

    Thanks for sharing the link. Now let's hope someone does an MO for it!




    Quote Originally Posted by blowblue View Post
    quite an inventive tripod. You can put it in more places than most other tripods

    http://www.joby.com/

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    Default Re: Getting a Tripod

    Sorry to OT, where can I buy the "bottom leg rubber" for my manfrotto 190B?
    Nikon D600 N35f2, N50f1.4, N24-120f4, Tokina 20-35f2.8, SB900,

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    Default Re: Getting a Tripod

    As an alternative to enquiring it directly from Manfrotto (online), you could try Cathay Photo (authorised dealer), TK Foto... not sure about the rest.

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