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    Default I need advice on getting a tripod!

    Dear all, I am quite new to photography and I own a D5000. After about a year I bought an 18-200 mm lens. My old tripod which came free with the camera can no longer sustain the weight of my camera with the new lens, hence I need a new tripod.

    I've learnt from my first cheapo tripod that I want one with a ballhead, cos one with three screws just takes too long to set up.

    I'm also currently a student, so I don't have a lot of money. Hence I am hoping for one that is bang for the buck.

    Does anyone have any recommendations?

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    Default Re: I need advice on getting a tripod!

    You did not state your 'budget' so the best bang for the buck would be a Gitzo legs and Markins ballhead

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    Fancier tripod

    maybe u wan to consider this. quite worth the money.
    click click!

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    no budget???
    We can recommend tripod that cost $20 to $1000 and each one of them can be "bang for the buck"
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    Bang for buck = get the best

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    Default Re: I need advice on getting a tripod!

    I'm looking at this:

    Manfrotto 7302YB

    What do you guys think?

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    Quote Originally Posted by antarcticwind View Post
    I'm looking at this:

    Manfrotto 7302YB

    What do you guys think?
    check this out.
    Just note that the head is "stuck" permanently to the centre column.
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    Default Re: I need advice on getting a tripod!

    The lower end manfrottos are not bad but flimsy and the head is quite weak. Got a mate that has one and he bought it for the brand name.

    That fancier tripod looks alright though I don't really like the big serial number on the leg. I've got something similar (also made in China) which has solid legs, not too heavy and not too light.
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    Default Re: I need advice on getting a tripod!

    Oh, that tripod's head cannot be changed? I want one that can be changed, so that I could possibly upgrade in the future.

    Also, my budget is about $200.

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    Default Re: I need advice on getting a tripod!

    Quote Originally Posted by antarcticwind View Post
    Oh, that tripod's head cannot be changed? I want one that can be changed, so that I could possibly upgrade in the future.

    Also, my budget is about $200.
    Sirui T1004x and G10 ballhead

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    Sirui N1004 + K10X ballhead
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