I need advice on getting a tripod!


#1
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?
 

cleonbus

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

coolthought

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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"
 

MRSAMO

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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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