Need help with Tripods


river811

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Hi guys, first post in CS!

I've been considering getting a tripod to take Macro shots, night shots and try out light painting. I sort of know what I'm looking for, but I need some help with the terms used in Tripods.
1. Some 3 legs open up together, some can be moved individually. At really awkward angles. What is this feature called? I read about it somewhere some time ago. Is it "non-geared legs" or something like that?
2. I need something with a removable center piece so that I can place my camera close to to the ground. Again, what is this feature called?
3. If anyone would be so kind to suggest a particular model that suits my needs. This will make my search faster as defending the nation leaves me very little time in front of the computer.

Thanks!
 

river811

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Any suggestions of models of "Tripod with centre column that can be mounted horizontally"?
Other than the pricey manfrotto CF ones.
 

yrh0413

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Any suggestions of models of "Tripod with centre column that can be mounted horizontally"?
Other than the pricey manfrotto CF ones.
Manfrotto CF series are not really pricey. Gitzo equivalent easily cost you over $1k.

Drop by TK Photo at Funan, they carry various tripods like Sirui. You might be able to get one that fits your need.
 

rhino123

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daredevil123

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Any suggestions of models of "Tripod with centre column that can be mounted horizontally"?
Other than the pricey manfrotto CF ones.
The cheapest ones with this feature is the Manfrotto 190xprob. The aluminium ones. I used one for a couple of years. Very rock solid tripod.
 

river811

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thanks for all replies!
if you guys see another NSF fainting casualty, high chance its because i checked out the gitzo price. hahah.

edit: the typos. lol
 

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ZerocoolAstra

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thanks for all replies!
if you guys see another NSF fainting casualty, got chance is cause i checked out the gitzmo price. hahah.
Gitzmo tripod shouldn't be too expensive (I'm just guessing here)...

I'm assuming this is a rip-off of the original Gitzo ;)
 

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ZerocoolAstra said:
Gitzmo tripod shouldn't be too expensive (I'm just guessing here)...

I'm assuming this is a rip-off of the original Gitzo ;)
lol.. ZCA, Gitzmo is the MIC version..
 

limmisha

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ZerocoolAstra said:
Gitzmo tripod shouldn't be too expensive (I'm just guessing here)...

I'm assuming this is a rip-off of the original Gitzo ;)
I bought a Gitzo at jurong point , having offer $206 ...
 

blazin

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If you don't have a budget limit get Gitzo.

If you want something very value for money, try Sirui.
I am using 1, very stable and light~
 

HighTone

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1 china brand which is pretty good, - fotopro