thinking of getting a new tripod


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Murcielago

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i am thinking of getting a new tripod to replace my current one as my lenses have gotten bigger and needs bigger tripod.

my considerations are that, pan tilt head and ideally have a liquid tube to tell u it's horizontal (forgot the terms for it),
light weight,
can sustain a load of ~5kg,
affordable (so no CF tripods unless it's clear stock. say under $180 for a start ?)
have a QR plate



Thanks.
 

syl

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You can buy a spirit level to mount on to your flash shoe. In this way you can have a wider choice of tripods as many good tripods do not come with spirit levels!
 

denniskee

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i think a manfrotto 190pro (c/w spirit level) + 488RC0 (c/w spirit level) suit your needs. just look in the BnS here for a good deal. my combi is 190DB + 488RC0.
 

zac08

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cant be heavier than my camera and my mirror can liao
If you want it to be stable, then pretty unlikely at your budget. A decent aluminium tripod would be about a kilo plus close to 2... and you need to factor in the head which can be half a kilo to near 1 kilo depending on model and size.

Even with CF tripod, you save only a few hundred grams at most...
 

Murcielago

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basically weight of the tripod isnt my concern, ignore my post on the camera and mirror part...abit wrong.
 

magnum25

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do these tripods come in kits (body and head)? Thanks!
 

Galdor

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Oh...just sold my PPCP (previous version w/o the spirit level) and ball head over the weekend for $100 only. You should have posted this earlier. Yup, the PPCP is pretty good. Hope you can get your tripod soon.
 

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