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mdfaiz

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Hey guys, just wanna ask what type of tripod should i get??? For night n also day photography.. Budget wise wil be ard $170.. Should i get vanguard alta+ series??
 

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Tripod is one area which you shouldnt scrimp on. Get the best which you can afford to buy. Cuz tripod is something that can last you ur entire photography journey
 

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mdfaiz said:
Hey guys, just wanna ask what type of tripod should i get??? For night n also day photography.. Budget wise wil be ard $170.. Should i get vanguard alta+ series??
Don't forget to factor in price of the tripod head as well...

Just take note of some things like:

- type of tripod head (ballhead, pan/tilt, etc). I personally prefer ballhead.
- max load capacity of BOTH the head and the tripod (should exceed your heaviest set-up by a fair bit)
- max (fully extended) and min (closed up) height
 

geekbrains

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As suggested by Dream Merchant, I second the thought of reading up Thom's recommendations. I did many of those mistakes mentioned by him :(
I think many of us did (and still do), without wanting to admit it.

I wished I had read his article ages ago - it would have saved me tons of $$$ and loads of frustration and messed-up shots.
 

A Whale

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so you should increase your budget to at least 1k :bsmilie:
 

geekbrains

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I think many of us did (and still do), without wanting to admit it.

I wished I had read his article ages ago - it would have saved me tons of $$$ and loads of frustration and messed-up shots.
Exactly! This is what I thought after coming across his article.. Why the heck didn't I read this before...:cry:
 

Dream Merchant

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Thing is, I wasted close to $600 before finally settling on a decent $400+ tripod that did the job properly.

And this was before the internet. :sweat:
 

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Welcome to CS and may I encourage you to post more images in Galleries section of this forum and avoid getting trapped in the Buy/Sell sections
 

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