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    Which tripod/monopod should i get for my m34 Panasonic GF1? Tripod or Monopod is better? Price range is below $100. Need your recommendations. Thanks

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    My suggest is not to buy cheap tripod. Just buy a good tripod as its a good investment.

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    Here's a discussion on Sirui tripods, though more applicable for DSLRs. Maybe a gorillapod?

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=831456

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    Quote Originally Posted by Syeet View Post
    Here's a discussion on Sirui tripods, though more applicable for DSLRs. Maybe a gorillapod?

    http://www.clubsnap.com/forums/showthread.php?t=831456
    How does the gorillapod works? It stands on it own or its cling to a tree that kind?

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    Fanicer 6662A is a good and cheap one, do check that out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by autumnbrazzer View Post
    Which tripod/monopod should i get for my m34 Panasonic GF1? Tripod or Monopod is better? Price range is below $100. Need your recommendations. Thanks
    Do you even know what's the differences between a tripod and a monopod?Anyway the Fancier FT-6662A is a good option for your budget...

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    i think the gorillapod would be a good choice as it would be very portable for me. How much is the gorillapod? Im new to camera so asking newbie questions

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    Try checking with CP. Depending on your needs, you may wanna check out cleonbus snr's recommendation too since it's around your budget.

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    Gorillapod ($56) Vs Fancier FT-6662A ($68) what would ur choose?

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    Quote Originally Posted by autumnbrazzer View Post
    Gorillapod ($56) Vs Fancier FT-6662A ($68) what would ur choose?
    Totally different purposes. I would take a gorillapod for travel, AND get a good tripod.

    FYI, there really is no "beginner tripod". I would suggest you spend an extra $100 and get a good sirui. It will last you much longer and you won't need to keep upgrading.
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    Quote Originally Posted by autumnbrazzer View Post
    Im new to camera so asking newbie questions
    Even if you're a camera newbie, you should be able to put on a pair of shoes and walk around Funan, or pick up a phone and call the shops listed in the priceguides.
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    i suggest increasing the budget a little and get a ballhead/tripod setup that will last u a long time. They are not something that needs changing every now and then unlike camera bodies/lenses etc..

    My tripod/ballhead is still working fine and serving all my needs since the day i bought them as a newbie.

    There are much recommendations given by the folks above.

    Happy shopping!

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    Quote Originally Posted by giantcanopy
    i suggest increasing the budget a little and get a ballhead/tripod setup that will last u a long time. They are not something that needs changing every now and then unlike camera bodies/lenses etc..

    My tripod/ballhead is still working fine and serving all my needs since the day i bought them as a newbie.

    There are much recommendations given by the folks above.

    Happy shopping!

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    Ryan, think if you just shoot non water things all the time a basic Sirui will do and it will def last a while. The fancier should be fine too legs wise. Just not sure abt the head

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    Quote Originally Posted by edutilos- View Post
    Ryan, think if you just shoot non water things all the time a basic Sirui will do and it will def last a while. The fancier should be fine too legs wise. Just not sure abt the head
    fancier/sirui can go swimming?

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    a cheap benro/sirui can go a long way, but would suggest you future proof it and get something steadier.
    Playing with M43.

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    Quote Originally Posted by autumnbrazzer View Post
    Which tripod/monopod should i get for my m34 Panasonic GF1? Tripod or Monopod is better? Price range is below $100. Need your recommendations. Thanks
    Whichever tripod you get in the end, you may also need to get the DMW-TA1 tripod adaptor, depending on the lenses you use. Here's more info.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ismokeweed79
    Fanicer 6662A is a good and cheap one, do check that out.
    Agreed. Having chance chat with a photo shop boss, he is having D70 & D80, using this tripod 6663 model with no problem. Solid & quality. Any idea where to get in Singpore? He bought from HK

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    Quote Originally Posted by penkpong View Post
    Agreed. Having chance chat with a photo shop boss, he is having D70 & D80, using this tripod 6663 model with no problem. Solid & quality. Any idea where to get in Singpore? He bought from HK
    Check out the Mass Sales section, I saw sgcamerastore selling the Fancier, not sure if they have the models you want.
    Last edited by xhui; 24th January 2011 at 09:17 AM.
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    If you are to stay in photography for awhile, suggest you get a slightly better tripod, Sirui is one I would recommend. When you mentioned tripod, not sure if are also think of getting a ballhead. Below are tripod and tripod+ballhead set that are around your budget.

    T-1004X
    Alu Traveller with Bag
    $100.00

    R-1004
    Alu Tripod with Bag
    $70.00

    Tripod (Alu) with ballhead

    T-1004X + G10
    Alu Traveller with
    G10 Ballhead & Bag
    $160.00

    R-1004 + G10
    Alu Tripod with
    G10 Ballhead & Bag
    $120.00
    Last edited by kwttan; 24th January 2011 at 09:38 AM.
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    What about jusino tripod...? Is it ok...?
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