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    Default What to look for in a tripod?

    Hi all,

    I know the importance of a good tripod.

    Using a 40D.

    What type of things should i look out for in a good tripod?

    What price?

    Where to buy?

    Anyone can advise?

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    Default Re: What to look for in a tripod?

    Stability? Weight, height (a common pitfall), type of ballhead, load (future-proof?) etc.
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    Default Re: What to look for in a tripod?

    screws, lever, tubes, locks, base, rubber stopper, blah blah blah...

    there isn't 1 perfect tripod... its up to one's preference.
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    Default Re: What to look for in a tripod?

    Quote Originally Posted by simplicitee View Post
    Hi all,

    I know the importance of a good tripod.

    Using a 40D.

    What type of things should i look out for in a good tripod?

    What price?

    Where to buy?

    Anyone can advise?
    Bring your camera and the heaviest lens you have to Cathay at Peninsula. Steven or Christ will be more than happy to help you pick one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kit View Post
    Bring your camera and the heaviest lens you have to Cathay at Peninsula. Steven or Christ will be more than happy to help you pick one.
    errr, u either call him christopher or chris, dun think u can call him christ...
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    Default Re: What to look for in a tripod?

    cool

    wats this "ball head" thing for?

    Whats a decent budget?

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    Quote Originally Posted by simplicitee View Post
    cool

    wats this "ball head" thing for?

    Whats a decent budget?
    Ball head is the part that connects the camera to the tripod.. Usually its a ball, sometimes its like a thingy with a lever? =x

    A good budget is 200-500? Depends on what you want to use lor. If you want to use a 18-55kit, or you want to use a 1200mm prime??
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    1200mm prime???

    If only i have that money.

    My heaviest/longest lens will prob be a 70-200.

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    Well, just get a good tripod for that would do. Carbon fibre? Would be good to get a ballhead if you're using that lens from my opinion. Makes it much easier to toggle your cam around. But of course the ballhead cant be those mini ones. Getting a good ballhead may also mean that it will cost more than the legs. ha. Happy choosing. =D

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    Default Re: What to look for in a tripod?

    all else considered, make sure that the screw-in base to tripod attachment is EXTREMELY sturdy and tight.

    mine once failed on me resutling in my first SLR breaking into two..

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    Quote Originally Posted by lingus View Post
    all else considered, make sure that the screw-in base to tripod attachment is EXTREMELY sturdy and tight.

    mine once failed on me resutling in my first SLR breaking into two..
    Gosh.... the heart also broke into two pieces too...

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    Default Re: What to look for in a tripod?

    ya.. i still keep the broken camera for memories' sake...

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