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    Question What tripod for about $200?

    Wanted to get a tripod with ballhead with a budget of about $200.. max $300
    max height > 150cm , weight of tripod lesser than 3kg, can take at least 4kg? needing for a nikon D90 + 105mm AF-s macro lens.. total weight not sure.. but would be quite heavy..
    Any Help would be appreciated.

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    Senior Member Numnumball's Avatar
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    Default Re: What tripod for about $200?

    Quote Originally Posted by jgjonathangoh View Post
    Wanted to get a tripod with ballhead with a budget of about $200.. max $300
    max height > 150cm , weight of tripod lesser than 3kg, can take at least 4kg? needing for a nikon D90 + 105mm AF-s macro lens.. total weight not sure.. but would be quite heavy..
    Any Help would be appreciated.
    Look under B/S,

    Or get brand new, stretching ur budget a bit more to max..

    Manfrotto 190xprob with tripod head 486 or 488 rc2

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=263514

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    Default Re: What tripod for about $200?

    Get the ProB+486RC2 setup then.

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    Default Re: What tripod for about $200?

    The SLIK PRO 330DX is about $150.


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    Default Re: What tripod for about $200?

    won't take 4

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    Default Re: What tripod for about $200?

    Quote Originally Posted by Cartman2000 View Post
    won't take 4
    huh? what wont take 4? the slik pro?
    actually want a ballhead too.. not the pan

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    Default Re: What tripod for about $200?

    I started with 190xProb + Giottos head, then found out I want a better head so I go with Markins M10 which make the combination slightly lighter.

    Then change the tripod to Vanguard Alta Pro283CT which make whole combination lighter again.

    The reason I wrote this, is to let you aware that tripod weight can be a big issue in the near future.

    btw I will recommend Vanguard Alta Pro 264AT (ard $230) if you are looking for Macro purpose. As for BH, I always recommend Markins, Arcaswiss, kangrinpoche... otherwise Manfrotto 488RC2 shd work for the start. Understand it is way above your budget but do keep these in mind.
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    Default Re: What tripod for about $200?

    Suggestion : Try Benro A600EX legs and Manfrotto 488RC2 head combination.
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    Default Re: What tripod for about $200?

    not so sure about slik quality these days

    but you can try getting a manfrotto, need to stretch budget a little.

    otherwise, you can always get manfrotto prosumer tripods, i have one, it is lasting me longer than most other brands i have tried

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