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tomshen

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Can someone provide some info abt reliable tripod and ballhead pls? My budget is round $300~1000. Which brands/models deserve consideration, thx.
 

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Originally posted by tomshen
Can someone provide some info abt reliable tripod and ballhead pls? My budget is round $300~1000. Which brands/models deserve consideration, thx.
Get a Gitzo Carbon Fibre tripod, e.g. G2228 ( think is around $560) and a Arca Swiss B1 or Acratech Ultimate Ball Head.

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Good suggestion.

With your budget, l'll definitely go with a Gitzo CF, but Arca Swiss ball may not fit into the budget, consider the Gitzo ballhead (I think it's G1337). :cool:



Originally posted by ckiang


Get a Gitzo Carbon Fibre tripod, e.g. G2228 ( think is around $560) and a Arca Swiss B1 or Acratech Ultimate Ball Head.

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CK
 

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tomshen u bought the D60 liaoz?
 

tomshen

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Good tripods are so expensive:confused: Saw many pple use Manfrotto. r they good?

franciskc: I have bought a d60 and played with it for 2 weeks. couldn't like it more;p
 

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i am using Gtizo 1337 + Manfrotto 190B

unless u will carry your tripod for trekking, then a CF tripod will be useful for u....

else can just get the cheap and stable manfrotto 190Pro or 055 and spend more $$ on a good ball head like Gitzo's

IMO, the quality of ball head is more important...
 

tomshen

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How much does manfrotto 190Pro or 055 cost?
 

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Originally posted by tomshen
How much does manfrotto 190Pro or 055 cost?
...come for SEED first and check out what CP has to offer...given your budget, you can consider getting a CF tripod and invest on a decent ballhead first...unless you're willing push to like...$1200-$1300?
 

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Wanna know price of various tripod models? Visit my webpage. I STRONGLY suggest you to book mark the page... ;)

I think it is better for you to get just a normal alluminium tripod, rather than the carbon fibre one. You save more than half for that. I don't think the Gitzo 2 series carbon fibre is a good choice, as it is just too light and not stable enough for long lens. If you want carbon fibre, then go for the higher range 3 series model. Once you step into carbon fibre, the price difference is not much, so better get the 3 series. You donno want to buy too many carbon fibre tripod, right? For lighter/smaller model, you can just get the Manfrotto 190 or Gitzo G12xx model, no need CF.

If you don't mind alluminium model, my preference is the Gitzo G1224 (2kg+, good for lens upto 300mm I heard), or Gitzo G1325 or 1340 (this is the one I have, but not available in Singapore). I like G1340 for it can go down to ground level, having wing lock type. Price? check my webpage.

You have to ask yourself if you want a 3 sections or 4 sections tripod. I prefer 3 sections as is faster to set up, but is longer to store.

I think one person need at least two tripods (for me...at least), thus you might want to consider getting a more stable one first (Gitzo 3 series), and later get a lighter one for travelling (Gitzo 2 series).

Ballhead, since you have plenty of budget, then get the best and buy only once. I never heard people regret buying Arca Swiss and then upgrade to something else, but heard many complaint about other brand and upgrade later to AS.
 

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wow, thx Kho King! Very useful info to me:)
 

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