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  • Benro Tripod A057 + head BH-00 + padded tripod bag.

    3 23.08%
  • Stetige Tripod + Ballhead + Carry Case.

    5 38.46%
  • i could get something better than those! (please share!)

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Thread: tripods.... which would you choose?

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    Default tripods.... which would you choose?

    give the 2 choices, what would you choose? or do you have anything else to recommend? budget is around 100 bucks.

    thanks!

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    which 2 choice?

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    Default Re: tripods.... which would you choose?

    Quote Originally Posted by IamJeFfy View Post
    give the 2 choices, what would you choose? or do you have anything else to recommend? budget is around 100 bucks.

    thanks!
    Errr...what are the 2 choices?
    Minolta. Konica Minolta. Sony

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    sorry guys, it took a while to load the poll..

    btw, my main piority is the weight and size. i don't want to be having too much weight on my shoulders for a overseas trip yea...

    pls advice! thanks!

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    OK, can see them now.
    Minolta. Konica Minolta. Sony

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    Carrying a tripod oversea is really tiring. For my last trip to Taiwan, I brought a cheapo but light tripod over instead of my Benro. In the end, due to the need to walk around alot, I left my tripod in the hotel. My back is already suffering aches from the weight of my camera(Canon 30D) alone. So for me, no tripod. Maybe a small sandbag to support the cam on uneven grounds.

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    Quote Originally Posted by m3lv1nh0 View Post
    Carrying a tripod oversea is really tiring. For my last trip to Taiwan, I brought a cheapo but light tripod over instead of my Benro. In the end, due to the need to walk around alot, I left my tripod in the hotel. My back is already suffering aches from the weight of my camera(Canon 30D) alone. So for me, no tripod. Maybe a small sandbag to support the cam on uneven grounds.
    thanks for your input, Melvin..

    i am going Taiwan this april too. but only 2 of us including myself so that means i would need a tripod to take 'self portraits'...
    planning to shoot some night shots as well.. the pasar malam and stuffs..
    btw my setup is only 1KG..

    decisions......

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    anymore recommendations??

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    Get a monopod or get a D300 :P..... shoot at high ISO to overcome the hand shake in low light condition or get a fast lens

    Like many here, I would bring my tripod for travel, but end up left in the hotel, even though mine is the lighter Carbon Fibre type

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    i will be bringing slik pro gm tripod for my europe trip
    the weight seems ok to me..
    slighty too long to fit into my bag

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    My Manfrotto and ball head setup is pretty heavy at about 2.3kg, but if I need to take night scene die die I will bring it out and lug around from morning till night as once I leave the hotel I will not return till late night and I spent the whole day on foot. I usually carry a sling bag with the tripod hanging by the side of the bag, poking one of the legs into the shoulder strap,clamping it in place with the other 2 legs. It abit tiring but I sort of get use to it liao
    Canon 30D, G11, 50 f1.8II, 10-22 f3.5-4.5, 24-70 f2.8L, 70-200 f2.8L IS, EX580II

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    Default Re: tripods.... which would you choose?

    go for a slik tripod
    cheap, light and useful
    doesn't attract unwanted attention and quick setup
    besides, ur load is abt a kg, no issue.

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    FYI,

    Here's the pics I took in Taiwan. All without tripod. F2.8 and iso 800 is all you need for shooting in nightmarkets.

    http://www.flickr.com/photos/melvin_...7603790947254/

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