25th August 2003, 07:45 PM
Suggestion needed for tripod
As above, can anyone make recommendations...?
My photog style: landscapes, nature.
Setup are as follows: EOS 300 with 28-80/75-300. Getting BP300 & flash soon.
Presently using a tripod that extends to abt 1.65m. I am 1.8m tall and I swear after a while of looking thru viewfinder with the cam on tripod, my back aches.
Working on a budget less than $150....
25th August 2003, 10:57 PM
Get the Manfrotoo 190D Pro version.
And the EOS300 uses BP200.
25th August 2003, 11:20 PM
Yep Manfrotto 190D Pro B :thumbup: Good stuff
26th August 2003, 12:27 AM
26th August 2003, 08:48 AM
Agreed. Manfrotto's 055 series is taller. 190 series too short for a 1.8m (I am 1.8m+ too)
Originally Posted by wormz777
For $150. (if that budget includes a head) then a 055 series tripod itself will exceed the budget not including the head.
Can try a Slik Able 300DX, should be ard $125, comes with a 3 way pan head so no need to buy head.
Weight is 2.6kg w/ head, lighter than a 055 if you include a head (a 055 series is ard 2.6kg w/o head)
Load is 5kg, more than enough for your setup.
3 way pan heads are better than ball heads for landscapes and nature.
With the center column extended and the camera mounted, it is high enough (though still not as high as Manfrotto's 055) for me to look through the viewfinder w/o bending my back.
1.55m W/O center column being extended according to specs. After extending it shld be abt 1.7m or more
27th August 2003, 07:49 PM
I have looked up the various recommendations.
190D Pro B at max height is too low for me. Slik Able seems to suit my requirements well. Will have to test it out with my cam before purchase. Thanks for the suggestions.
28th August 2003, 02:57 AM
Can try Slik Pro 400 DX too.
28th August 2003, 07:45 AM
Where can you buy Manfrotto tripod's in Singapore?
29th August 2003, 02:54 AM
Cathay Photo Store in Peninsula Plaza.
Originally Posted by Royce