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    Intending to get a Tripod. Any recommendations?

    I'm using a Sony PnS camera, but I do think that a tripod will come in handy especially for short exposures and fireworks shooting. Sony tripods are way overpriced and I think that there are better value-for-money budget tripods but as I'm relatively new to this hobby I don't know what are the brands and models to look out for.

    Any help will be greatly appreciated

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    That depends on your budget, probably a SLIK is suitable for you. Just my suggestion.

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    Budget would be around $60, which I believe should suffice for a pretty good tripod for a PnS?

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    $60 is sufficient. Try not to get those with a lots of leg extensions, it wobbles alot.

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    Okay I'll look around the Market place. Any particular model for Slik to recommend? I'm using a Sony T10 which weighs around 130g so weight shouldn't be an issue...

    My height is approx 1.65m and I seem to recall someone mentioning that height is an issue to take note of when choosing a tripod.

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    Get SLIK Sprint mini or pro depend on your height.

    see http://www.thkphoto.com/products/slik/index.html
    See my Photo Gallery at the Clubsnap

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    The sprint pro's max height is 1.635 m while the sprint mini's is 1.1m so I believe that the sprint pro would be more comfortable for me? as I'm about 1.65m tall

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    Yes, as long as it fits your budget.
    Happy shooting.

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    A few SLIK models that I'm considering:

    Sprint Pro Weight(890g) FoldedLength(480mm) MaxHeight(1635mm)
    Sprint Tripod Weight(860g) FoldedLength(455mm) MaxHeight(1605mm)
    Sprint Mini Weight(740g) FoldedLength(360mm) MaxHeight(1100mm)
    Compact XL Weight(670g) FoldedLength(390mm) MaxHeight(1100mm)

    Generally I think that the slight difference in weight should not be a deciding factor? The Max Height should be the main factor? Veterans please advise.

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    Usually taller tripod is more useful esp. when you setup behind a railing or obstacle.
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