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    I am thinking of getting a tripod, my budget will be up to $300 (hopefully can get one with a lot lesser cost).
    My equipment will mostly be D200 with the batterygrip, SB600, and the 18-70mm.

    Can you guys recommend me the best combination of tripod and the head within my budget?
    what will be a good buy combination for the budget?

    I know there are several brand & model in the market, which make me more confused.
    can i get one made of carbon with that budget?
    coz i heard carbon is lighter

    Your time and suggestion are greatly appreciated.

    I am sorry if anyone has asked this thing before.

    Hoping to get some recommendations before heading down to the store.

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    manfrotto 190prob + 486rc2... standard
    no, no carbon fibre at that budget... maybe $200 more and you get it..

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    That's fast

    Thanks ExplorerZ, guess that's the reason 190PROB MO is selling fast.

    What about getting benro?

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    Quote Originally Posted by ExplorerZ View Post
    manfrotto 190prob + 486rc2... standard
    no, no carbon fibre at that budget... maybe $200 more and you get it..
    This choice is good for the given budget. I have the 190Prob too, though with a Foba head instead.
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    Default Re: Tripod Recommendation

    [QUOTE=ExplorerZ;3040622]manfrotto 190prob + 486rc2... standard
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    I bought this combi just a while after months of looking around. Highly recommended based on your budget.



    BTW, have you checked the "Others" category in this forum? There are a couple of sticky threads on tripod selection and prices. A good start from there.

    Cheers.
    Last edited by Panzer; 3rd May 2007 at 01:09 AM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Panzer View Post

    I bought this combi just a while after months of looking around. Highly recommended based on your budget.



    BTW, have you checked the "Others" category in this forum? There are a couple of sticky threads on tripod selection and prices. A good start from there.

    Cheers.

    Hi Panzer,

    Thanks for the assurance for the combo .

    I just checked the thread you mentioned, and wondering why other brands are not mention here yet.

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    Hi Guys,

    I was in the same situation of shopping for a tripod.

    I was told by Cathay Photo that the 190Pro is not selling. Is it true?
    I also understand that the 488RC2 come with an additional ball lock.
    According to the staff, they mentioned is good for pana shot.

    Any thoughts?
    Last edited by shark; 3rd May 2007 at 11:41 AM.

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    http://forums.clubsnap.com/showthread.php?t=276207

    http://forums.clubsnap.com/showthread.php?t=257555

    Before these products became available, carbon tripods was out of reach for most. Now you can get your dream G**** (lookalike) carbon tripods for cheap!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shark View Post
    Hi Guys,

    I was in the same situation of shopping for a tripod.

    I was told by Cathay Photo that the 190Pro is not selling. Is it true?
    I also understand that the 488RC2 come with an additional ball lock.
    According to the staff, they mentioned is good for pana shot.

    Any thoughts?
    As far as I'm aware, the 190Pro and 190ProB are discontinued. Manfrotto has released a new 190X (i.e. 190XB and 109XProB) range in place of these.

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    have been very happy with my benro M128n6 tripod and head... no prob mounting D200 18-200 and SB800

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    im very much happy with the benro carbon fibre tripod M057 & head BH-0 which i bought from jack006... worth it! fits your $300 budget laa!

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    Personaly, Gitzo, Manfrotto, Benro, etc ...are good brands to me on the world-wide market. (of course there many other good brands as well).

    Please refer to the thread below for Benro tripod/head can do if you are interested to find out more about Benro (a very new brand compare to Gitzo , manfrotto).

    http://forums.clubsnap.com/showthrea...=257555&page=5

    Thank you very much for supporting this Young Brand to all the Benro users out there!
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    Quote Originally Posted by theRBK View Post
    have been very happy with my benro M128n6 tripod and head... no prob mounting D200 18-200 and SB800
    How much you are paying for it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by M MBR View Post
    im very much happy with the benro carbon fibre tripod M057 & head BH-0 which i bought from jack006... worth it! fits your $300 budget laa!
    This is good.

    Hi Jack006, I would like to see and try the combo if possible.
    can we arrange that

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