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hi... what brands and types of tripods are good??? and the price range??? i wanted to get one... but i dun know where to start...
 

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hi... what brands and types of tripods are good??? and the price range??? i wanted to get one... but i dun know where to start...
There're many threads discussing this. To summarise, there're brands such as Benro and Slik. The more expensive ones are Manfrotto and Gitzo. Price range can be as low as below $50 to as high as a few thousands.

Which to choose depends on your budget, equipment and weight.
 

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buy one good one, buy once. GITZO

for serious hobby, manfrotto, slik

all others, dun bother
 

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hi... what brands and types of tripods are good??? and the price range??? i wanted to get one... but i dun know where to start...
Well, from what I gather, whatever tripod you want to get would depend on your needs and budget.

Budget wise there's nothing much to think about, if you have $, then have $. No $, then no $, get cheaper brand.

Other factors to consider;

1) Shooting conditions, what sort of stability you need. This also depends on the type of equipment you have. The total weight, etc.
2) Weight - like one site I browsed when looking through what tripod to buy said; if you ain't going to carry a heavy tripod, get a light one. It may not be as stable, but using your tripod because it's light beats leaving it at home because it's heavy.
3) The type of head, usually majority would use ball head. There's another type called pan-tilt head, which is not quite as flexible. I prefer the latter because the type of shooting I do does not require the flexibility and speed of adjustment with regards to ball head. This is purely personal preference.

Perhaps if you require more help, state your requirements for the 3 small things above, along with your budget and the people here will be more than willing to help you out. =)
 

mcn

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tell me peace why others dun boyher



buy one good one, buy once. GITZO

for serious hobby, manfrotto, slik

all others, dun bother
 

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less than $200 055pro by manfrotto for someone serious

less than $400 2220 explorer gitzo for someone who needs more angles

if you are rich, then try the CF versions:)
 

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tell me peace why others dun boyher
0.o

This is not the first time I see such nonsensical posts from you.

To me, it seems like your general vocabulary centres around 3 words:

tell , me , peace

If you're out to make jokes,

1) It's not funny
2) It's please, not peace, btw
3) Stop, please
 

slooow

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tell me peace why others dun boyher
longest history i think is gitzo

best value for money and huge sales goes to manfrotto

longest history in japan is slik.......

i will only get gitzo or manfrotto.... personal preference:)
 

mcn

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sorry

i mean to tell me please, not peace


0.o

This is not the first time I see such nonsensical posts from you.

To me, it seems like your general vocabulary centres around 3 words:

tell , me , peace

If you're out to make jokes,

1) It's not funny
2) It's please, not peace, btw
3) Stop, please
 

ipin

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Get a Gitzo. They came out with a new range. ;p
One can consider the GT1530/40 or the GT2530/40.

Once bought wun think of upgrading liao! :thumbsup:
 

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Thanks all for the advise.... i dun have a budget actually and weight isn't a problem cos i quite big size :) ... and wanna get a good one tat will last long.... so intending to buy once and tat's it... i will go down to see the brands u all have told me... a million thanks :)
 

ipin

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D*** good.
considering too. ;p
Dun need to consider liao. Buy with this year's ang pao $$.
Buy a :thumbsup: & light one onetime, then dun need to change again! ;p
 

ipin

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Got time, we go down n see how is the "damage"... :bsmilie:
No problem! Got someone arranging with me to go after the CNY liao! ;)
BananaDiver, if you wan to come with us, PM me to arrange & you can see and feel 1st hand to know what we're all talking about! :D
 

cheekiang

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hi,

just bought one tripod...cheap at $59...support to 1kg...okie i noe cheap one might not last...but then i don't need a super good one...then the tripod is from canon itself ...so should be okie for me...

anyway my question is what is the water level thingy of the tripod? what is it use for? then what else do i need to know before using one?

thanks har...cos still new to photography..

chee kiang
 

mcn

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the "water level thingy" is to keep one's head level to the horizon

but tell me

why buy one that only support 1kg??????

hit me hard...



hi,

just bought one tripod...cheap at $59...support to 1kg...okie i noe cheap one might not last...but then i don't need a super good one...then the tripod is from canon itself ...so should be okie for me...

anyway my question is what is the water level thingy of the tripod? what is it use for? then what else do i need to know before using one?

thanks har...cos still new to photography..

chee kiang
 

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