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    Quote Originally Posted by Light Hunter View Post
    I am planning to buy a tripod for my 450D use for travel, light is the first criteria, budget is less than 200. Any suggestion?
    U can try Velbon Ultra Luxi L, I got it from b&s forum for $90 (second hand). Folded Height is less than 40cm so it can fit inside my sling bag and my Lowepro Mini Trekker. But the Maximum Load is only 2kg. it enough to hold my d90 + sigma 70-200. it's not as sturdy as manfrotto, but it's light & compact for travelling.

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    Used my D80 with tamron 18-270, a quite light setup i think, also used my friend's 70-200, no problems. Hmm, now i consider getting a sigma 150-500, from what i've seen, shldn't be a problem too. The pan head provided can hold really well.
    I think you might need Silk Pro400DX

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    Quote Originally Posted by Light Hunter View Post
    I think you might need Silk Pro400DX
    Yea, i'm starting to worry too, cos the lens itself is alr almost 2kg
    But since the tripod is rated for 4kg, it might just work
    Last edited by spree86; 24th August 2010 at 04:02 PM.

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    Default Re: Want to buy a tripod..HELP!

    PLEASE

    When buying a tripod, extend all the legs, and look at the last legs.

    If it is thinner or as thin as your pinkie (last finger), close it up and move on to the next tripod. Afraid that when it is too thin, it may start resonating when there is some slight movement either in the air or from the ground.

    Something to consider.
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    Quote Originally Posted by flintflameinferno View Post
    U can try Velbon Ultra Luxi L, I got it from b&s forum for $90 (second hand). Folded Height is less than 40cm so it can fit inside my sling bag and my Lowepro Mini Trekker. But the Maximum Load is only 2kg. it enough to hold my d90 + sigma 70-200. it's not as sturdy as manfrotto, but it's light & compact for travelling.
    Caution there bro!

    Just make sure you don't set it up on its last legs on a windy day cos from the web, I see that it looks too way thinner than your pinkie.
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    i found this article by thom hogan very helpful

    http://www.bythom.com/support.htm

    not to forget our own

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=384016
    Last edited by ortega; 24th August 2010 at 04:33 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by dingaroo View Post
    Caution there bro!

    Just make sure you don't set it up on its last legs on a windy day cos from the web, I see that it looks too way thinner than your pinkie.
    I know, don't worry, this kind of tripod may not suitable in windy situation, but for general use in city, so far it's ok...

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    Quote Originally Posted by spree86 View Post
    Used my D80 with tamron 18-270, a quite light setup i think, also used my friend's 70-200, no problems. Hmm, now i consider getting a sigma 150-500, from what i've seen, shldn't be a problem too. The pan head provided can hold really well.
    be careful though
    i think i've read somewhere that the max weight load that it can handle is around 4kgs
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    Quote Originally Posted by renzokuken View Post
    be careful though
    i think i've read somewhere that the max weight load that it can handle is around 4kgs
    Well, the Sigma 150-500 with a D80 is less than 3kg. I guess the tripod should handle it fine

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