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    Hi All,

    I am planning to get a tripod for my Nikon D70s. I am just a beginner and would like to know a good one to start with...

    $$$ does matters so prefer an economy class ...

    Thanks in advance
    J:angel:J

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    What's your set up?

    If it's relatively light, use Slik Sprint Pro, cheap and good.

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    I am Sorry, I dont have much idea abt the specs for tripod.

    It should be is light and portable..

    Also suggest a suitable a ballhead too.
    J:angel:J

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    No, what lenses do you plan to use with your D70s?

    The tripod has to be good enough to support it if your CAMERA setup is heavy.. =)

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    I personally have a D70s. Would recommend Slik Pro330Dx for your usage. At about $120 to 130, it is quite reasonable. Comes with a pan head but good for use already. Have been using it for fireworks, macro works, etc.

    Surprisingly, it works well with a D70s + AFD 80-200 combo. An example of a moon shot I did, a 100% crop with a lil sharpening. However, with this combo, extension of center column might cause blur image. I am still happy with its stability though.



    Another shot using the same set up D70s + AFD 80-200 at home.


    Regards,
    tltan

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    Default Re: Tripod for a beginner?

    Thanks for the comments..

    I m planning to use only the 80-200 lens max...
    J:angel:J

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    What about consider the PPCP V2 Tripod?
    Nikanon D3FXMarkIIIDS-1H with 5000mm f/128 & 0.500mm Macro f/0.4 & 0.70-2000mm f/256

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    Manfrotto 190B is good...

    PPCP CF tripod is good

    ballheads pan-tilts also good. see what you need.

    personally i like Gitzo tripods

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlueBull View Post
    What about consider the PPCP V2 Tripod?
    i tink this is a great product...you should have any problems with it...and its lighter than the slik

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    Quote Originally Posted by tltan View Post
    ... ...
    Surprisingly, it works well with a D70s + AFD 80-200 combo. An example of a moon shot I did, a 100% crop with a lil sharpening. However, with this combo, extension of center column might cause blur image. I am still happy with its stability though.



    ... ...


    Regards,
    tltan
    Sry for the OT,
    where did you take that picture from?? I certainly dun get such a nice view of the moon from my bedroom window..

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    Default Re: Tripod for a beginner?

    Quote Originally Posted by letsgo View Post
    Hi All,

    I am planning to get a tripod for my Nikon D70s. I am just a beginner and would like to know a good one to start with...

    $$$ does matters so prefer an economy class ...

    Thanks in advance
    try Benro.

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    Quote Originally Posted by hohoho32 View Post
    Sry for the OT,
    where did you take that picture from?? I certainly dun get such a nice view of the moon from my bedroom window..
    Hi, taken from bedroom window. haha
    staying on the 8th floor. Mounted on tripod and shoot. then a 100% crop. That was a full moon.

    Regards,
    tltan

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