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    hi Frens...,

    i need your advise... since i just bought my 40D with 17-50mm/f2.8 tamron lens... so i think to buy a tripod before buy a flash... the reason is to take a nice HDR picture and maybe also a landscape picture... okey now the thing is the brand and the price reason... some of my friend say that man frotto is the best but of course the cheaper one with the head already cost 300 SGD already and i think that is too much for tripod only... after all is there any reason that expensive tripod will give a better function then the normal price one?

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    Stability.
    U dun want your camera on a tripod to fall at a slight gush of wind do u?
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    yes correct, so all we need is just buy a weight one and should be good already?

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    Quote Originally Posted by h4r1y0n0 View Post
    hi Frens...,

    i need your advise... since i just bought my 40D with 17-50mm/f2.8 tamron lens... so i think to buy a tripod before buy a flash... the reason is to take a nice HDR picture and maybe also a landscape picture... okey now the thing is the brand and the price reason... some of my friend say that man frotto is the best but of course the cheaper one with the head already cost 300 SGD already and i think that is too much for tripod only... after all is there any reason that expensive tripod will give a better function then the normal price one?
    well, Im a noob, and I dont have either. It really boils down to what you need and what you will be shooting. and of course, your budget. Manfrotto is good to have, like me, I'm still saving for it!

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    Quote Originally Posted by h4r1y0n0 View Post
    hi Frens...,

    i need your advise... since i just bought my 40D with 17-50mm/f2.8 tamron lens... so i think to buy a tripod before buy a flash... the reason is to take a nice HDR picture and maybe also a landscape picture... okey now the thing is the brand and the price reason... some of my friend say that man frotto is the best but of course the cheaper one with the head already cost 300 SGD already and i think that is too much for tripod only... after all is there any reason that expensive tripod will give a better function then the normal price one?
    it is necessary if you need it

    gitzo is the best out there, actually, costs way more than manfrotto

    get what you need, just be sure that

    stable and light tripod not cheap
    light and cheap tripod not stable
    cheap and stable tripod not light

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoProZero View Post
    well, Im a noob, and I dont have either. It really boils down to what you need and what you will be shooting. and of course, your budget. Manfrotto is good to have, like me, I'm still saving for it!
    beside manfrotto is there other good brand one..., i mean maybe the same quality but cheaper cost..

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    it is necessary if you need it

    gitzo is the best out there, actually, costs way more than manfrotto

    get what you need, just be sure that

    stable and light tripod not cheap
    light and cheap tripod not stable
    cheap and stable tripod not light
    i see the price already the cheapest one cost... 600SGD only for tripod not the ball head yet.... haizzz.... scary...

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    Quote Originally Posted by h4r1y0n0 View Post
    beside manfrotto is there other good brand one..., i mean maybe the same quality but cheaper cost..
    Hmm, I was at Jack's shop earlier last week to see his Benro collection. A reasonable stable and good one will also cost abt $300 with ballhead. But he has many other models. U may wish to search the thread http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=318162

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    Quote Originally Posted by PhotoProZero View Post
    Hmm, I was at Jack's shop earlier last week to see his Benro collection. A reasonable stable and good one will also cost abt $300 with ballhead. But he has many other models. U may wish to search the thread http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=318162
    yeah some of my friends also tell me benro also nice...

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    i started out with a manfrotto myself. Even after i moved on and brought another tripod, i still use my manfrotto frequently. Good investment
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    Quote Originally Posted by iron symphony View Post
    i started out with a manfrotto myself. Even after i moved on and brought another tripod, i still use my manfrotto frequently. Good investment
    is there any reason?

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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    stable and light tripod not cheap
    light and cheap tripod not stable
    cheap and stable tripod not light
    Cheap, light...

    You just need one time for the tripod to fail on you, and you'll go for at least a Manfrotto.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jnet6 View Post
    Cheap, light...

    You just need one time for the tripod to fail on you, and you'll go for at least a Manfrotto.
    i always go for the cheap and stable ones

    someday i will regret it when my back gives out on me

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    Quote Originally Posted by h4r1y0n0 View Post
    is there any reason?
    well i mean, when i go out with friends for photo sessions, just my manfrotto is enough.
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    Quote Originally Posted by night86mare View Post
    i always go for the cheap and stable ones

    someday i will regret it when my back gives out on me
    i'm already regretting.

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    Manfrotto Tripod 725B Integrated ballhead-Supports 7.7 lb (3.5 kg) (Free...!!! Original Tripod Case).



    is it this one is nice? the weight is about 3.5 KG and the price was around 170 SGD.
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    go and try out the tripod.

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    3.5 Kg is like bringing 2 laptop at the same time using a backpack... hahaha....

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    some tripod dun come with head.. so u might wan to decide wat head u wan.. pan or ball ??
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    Quote Originally Posted by h4r1y0n0 View Post
    hi Frens...,

    i need your advise... since i just bought my 40D with 17-50mm/f2.8 tamron lens... so i think to buy a tripod before buy a flash... the reason is to take a nice HDR picture and maybe also a landscape picture... okey now the thing is the brand and the price reason... some of my friend say that man frotto is the best but of course the cheaper one with the head already cost 300 SGD already and i think that is too much for tripod only... after all is there any reason that expensive tripod will give a better function then the normal price one?
    dont worry very easy.......Its when you are looking for a Strong and Solid but cheap tripod that things becomes extremely difficult.

    I added my own version but based on what i consider is cheap.

    stable and light tripod not cheap, easy to find.
    light and cheap tripod not stable, everywhere can find.
    cheap and stable tripod not light, even Ebay/Amazon cannot find.
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