Results 1 to 13 of 13

Thread: Newbie here

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Tampines
    Posts
    27

    Default Newbie here

    Hey guys, just wanna ask what type of tripod should i get??? For night n also day photography.. Budget wise wil be ard $170.. Should i get vanguard alta+ series??

  2. #2

    Default Re: Newbie here

    Please do a search for "Tripod". We have MANY MANY MANY threads about it, like this one:

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=2870

    And what makes you think day or night photography matters for a tripod?
    Alpha

  3. #3

    Default Re: Newbie here

    Tripod is one area which you shouldnt scrimp on. Get the best which you can afford to buy. Cuz tripod is something that can last you ur entire photography journey

  4. #4
    Senior Member ZerocoolAstra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2008
    Location
    rainy Singapore
    Posts
    9,523

    Default Re: Newbie here

    Quote Originally Posted by mdfaiz
    Hey guys, just wanna ask what type of tripod should i get??? For night n also day photography.. Budget wise wil be ard $170.. Should i get vanguard alta+ series??
    Don't forget to factor in price of the tripod head as well...

    Just take note of some things like:

    - type of tripod head (ballhead, pan/tilt, etc). I personally prefer ballhead.
    - max load capacity of BOTH the head and the tripod (should exceed your heaviest set-up by a fair bit)
    - max (fully extended) and min (closed up) height
    Exploring! :)

  5. #5

  6. #6

    Default Re: Newbie here

    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    As suggested by Dream Merchant, I second the thought of reading up Thom's recommendations. I did many of those mistakes mentioned by him

  7. #7

    Default Re: Newbie here

    Quote Originally Posted by geekbrains View Post
    As suggested by Dream Merchant, I second the thought of reading up Thom's recommendations. I did many of those mistakes mentioned by him
    I think many of us did (and still do), without wanting to admit it.

    I wished I had read his article ages ago - it would have saved me tons of $$$ and loads of frustration and messed-up shots.

  8. #8
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Tampines
    Posts
    27

    Default Re: Newbie here

    Thanks alot guys... will look into it..

  9. #9

    Default Re: Newbie here

    so you should increase your budget to at least 1k

  10. #10

    Default Re: Newbie here

    Quote Originally Posted by Dream Merchant View Post
    I think many of us did (and still do), without wanting to admit it.

    I wished I had read his article ages ago - it would have saved me tons of $$$ and loads of frustration and messed-up shots.
    Exactly! This is what I thought after coming across his article.. Why the heck didn't I read this before...

  11. #11

    Default Re: Newbie here

    Thing is, I wasted close to $600 before finally settling on a decent $400+ tripod that did the job properly.

    And this was before the internet.

  12. #12
    Moderator ed9119's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2002
    Location
    Singapore
    Posts
    10,931
    Blog Entries
    26

    Default Re: Newbie here

    Welcome to CS and may I encourage you to post more images in Galleries section of this forum and avoid getting trapped in the Buy/Sell sections
    shaddap and just shoot .... up close
    Walkeast

  13. #13
    Senior Member madmartian's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2009
    Location
    Outer Space
    Posts
    20,227

    Default Re: Newbie here

    Welcome to CS
    Take the shot!

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •