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    Smile Ball Head Tripod Recommendation?

    Hello everyone,

    I am looking for a new tripod because my old one is broken. I'll need some recommendations! Here are the things I am looking for:

    • Lightweight (for travel)
    • Ball Head
    • Quick Release Plate
    • Does not need to be too tall (1.4m high fully extended will do)
    • Below $80


    I hope I am not too ambitious? I have seen one attractive Fancier model for $85 and it fits the bill, but I do not know of the quality of Fancier brand tripods. Are they good?

    I have also seen another one for $75 - it is presumably a China brand tripod which has an identical logo to Manfrotto (probably a copy) and a similar name (can't recall)..

    What do you think?

    Thanks everyone!

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    Default Re: Ball Head Tripod Recommendation?

    Wow, you ain't asking for much don't you?

    Since you have already stated budget, then I think you should look at Fancier and WeiFeng. Anything else maybe over budget.
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    Default Re: Ball Head Tripod Recommendation?

    Quote Originally Posted by dingaroo View Post
    Wow, you ain't asking for much don't you?

    Since you have already stated budget, then I think you should look at Fancier and WeiFeng. Anything else maybe over budget.
    Do you have any recommendations for shops where I can browse? How do I know the shops are not overcharging me? Thanks!

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    Default Re: Ball Head Tripod Recommendation?

    For your budget,i think only Fancier fits the bill

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    Quote Originally Posted by loneoceans View Post
    Do you have any recommendations for shops where I can browse? How do I know the shops are not overcharging me? Thanks!
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    Default Re: Ball Head Tripod Recommendation?

    I recalled that the brand is Manbily with tripods such as this:



    Any advice for or against Fancier or Manbily?

    Thanks!

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    Default Re: Ball Head Tripod Recommendation?

    benro also have something to fit ur bill.
    photography makes one sees things from all angles.

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    Default Re: Ball Head Tripod Recommendation?

    One thing I know about Fancier ... it's last legs are all spindly thin, and depending on your equipment you wish to support, I would think twice about wanting to sacrifice my gear on a < $100 tripod.

    But maybe you can try visiting K-13, Cathay Photo, Oriental Photo, TK Photo, etc.

    HTH.
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