tripod + ballhead reccomendation


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wdEvA

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hey guys, any tripod to recommend?

Looking for:
tripod leg able to go all the way flat to allow v. low shots
ball head
black color
total weight <2.5kg
max capacity at least 3.5kg

budget: <$200

Thanks
 

garou12

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personally i want to avoid alu tripods coz from experience they break too easily on me...how much does the cheapest carbon fiber ones cost these days?
 

garou12

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don't remember the brand but i've used a couple of them and they were either filmsy or unsteady because they kept tilting over even after i tightened them and set the composition...
 

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personally i want to avoid alu tripods coz from experience they break too easily on me...how much does the cheapest carbon fiber ones cost these days?
unless you are talking about those $20-40 kind of aluminium i would be really impressed if you can break a $200-300 manfrotto/slik/benro/etc aluminium tripod under Normal usage.. :dunno:
 

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unless you are talking about those $20-40 kind of aluminium i would be really impressed if you can break a $200-300 manfrotto/slik/benro/etc aluminium tripod under Normal usage.. :dunno:
erm... yeah. unless TS happened to load the latest sigma big mama... :think:

anyway, the latest manfrotto 190XB tripod looks good. manfrotto re-designed the centre column. now, u dun need to remove the entire column just to lower ur tripod to the ground. they have a very clever, IMO, locking mechanism for the column now. check it out at the usual reputable dealers ard peninsular/city hall area! ;)

http://www.manfrotto.com/Jahia/site/manfrotto/cache/off/pid/13144?livid=68|69&idx=71
 

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They prob were that cheapo kind wouldn't surprise me. How much does the one you recommended run for?
 

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personally i want to avoid alu tripods coz from experience they break too easily on me...how much does the cheapest carbon fiber ones cost these days?
Woah. :sweat: How did ya did it?:confused:

I have three sets of alu. Manfrotto tri & monopods who have travelled offshore, highlands or overseas wif me. Still in good pristine condition so I still cant find any valid excuse besides weight to convert them to carbon.

Care to advice?:think:
 

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They prob were that cheapo kind wouldn't surprise me. How much does the one you recommended run for?
FilterFunk has already given a good ballpark figure. just need to add another $50-$100 for a decent tripod head to go with it.

if costs is a concern, get them in Buy/Sell. there are plenty of decent tripods on sale most of the time.
 

garou12

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You mean you have to buy the head separately?!:bigeyes: Sorry if i sound dumb but i've never shopped for tripods before...
 

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They prob were that cheapo kind wouldn't surprise me. How much does the one you recommended run for?
You mean you have to buy the head separately?!:bigeyes: Sorry if i sound dumb but i've never shopped for tripods before...
Now I catch ya ball. Most of da Cheapo alum. tripods have their heads mounted on da centre column and they r usually not mobile. So many a times when tightening da head cause da setup focus off. It's worth it to spend within ya limits for a good setup.;)
 

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