Tripod recommendations for <$100?


Aimevous

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Hi,

I have been surviving on this free tripod when I got my dslr a year plus back.. yesterday while extending its legs, one of it came straight out.. so, I no longer have a tripod (a duopod? heh)

I have another old tripod but I find it a bit filmsy and short (2 section to about 1.5m or so)... so I was thinking of getting a new one..

Can anyone kindly recommend me any sturdy and not too short tripod for about $100 (or less) or so?

Thanks!
 

night86mare

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1.5m is standard leh.

fancier from tago tech is fine, but it seems perpetually OUT OF STOCK
 

Aimevous

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1.5m is standard leh.

fancier from tago tech is fine, but it seems perpetually OUT OF STOCK
Can get it in china for 160 RMB, retail.

And I see some dude selling quite a number of sets in BnS.
Thanks I got a friend heading to China next week, I'll ask him to check for me!

Any other brands that are not that bad yet not too expensive?

Oh I was mistaken, 1.5m is alright, cuz I just realised the one I broke was 1.5m, and the spare one was way shorter than 1.5m, which I had thought to be 1.5m..
 

daredevil123

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Thanks I got a friend heading to China next week, I'll ask him to check for me!

Any other brands that are not that bad yet not too expensive?

Oh I was mistaken, 1.5m is alright, cuz I just realised the one I broke was 1.5m, and the spare one was way shorter than 1.5m, which I had thought to be 1.5m..

You can see the Fancier Tripod here. Note that in china it is called WeiFeng FT-6662A.
http://detail.zol.com.cn/tripod/index133610.shtml

Prices have gone up a bit to around 180 RMB.

You can try other Fancier (weifeng) tripods. Quite a number cost under 100.

Apart from WeiFeng, there is nothing much worth looking at that cost below SGD100.

My suggestion? Up your budget to SGD180 and get the Sirui T-1004X with G10 ballhead. It is cheaper in Singapore even though it is a China brand. Get it at TK Foto.
 

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Aimevous

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You can see the Fancier Tripod here. Note that in china it is called WeiFeng FT-6662A.
http://detail.zol.com.cn/tripod/index133610.shtml

Prices have gone up a bit to around 180 RMB.

You can try other Fancier (weifeng) tripods. Quite a number cost under 100.

Apart from WeiFeng, there is nothing much worth looking at that cost below SGD100.

My suggestion? Up your budget to SGD180 and get the Sirui T-1004X with G10 ballhead. It is cheaper in Singapore even though it is a China brand. Get it at TK Foto.
thanks for the suggestions! it has been valuable!
 

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yes, for picky users, the fancier is actually a bit shaky in strong wind.

i have not tried the sirui, but i have been hearing good things about that brand.
 

daredevil123

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yes, for picky users, the fancier is actually a bit shaky in strong wind.

i have not tried the sirui, but i have been hearing good things about that brand.
Go check it out bro. I was very impressed by it. Especially the T-2204X.

Fancier is made very rough. And don't really last that long. I mean look at the price.. $38 retail... something's gotta give.
 

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dingaroo

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Go check it out bro. I was very impressed by it. Especially the T-2204X.

Fancier is made very rough. And don't really last that long. I mean look at the price.. $38 retail... something's gotta give.
And there are some people already letting go of it in B&S.

Do consider increasing your budget as you've already invested quite a sum for the camera and lens, don't leave it to chance by relying on a < $100 tripod.

In a short period of time, I have gone through 4 tripods. So, give yourself a peace of mind by getting something with a budget of $180 to $300. And at this range, you can get a very decent carbon fiber tripod. But since we don't know how tall you are, am not able to recommend you a specific model.

But you may consider giving the Vanguard Alta-Pro 263AT(Aluminium) tripod available @ TK Photo and K-13 Marketing. It costs about @288 with a ballhead. The center column can be tilted downwards to 180degrees.

HTH with your hunt for a tripod replacement.

Cheers!
 

weegk

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I agreed that you should increase your budget to get a better and more sturdy tripod.
I have been using the free tripod given and the camera keep tilting downwards due to its own weight.

shop around and test the tripod before committing.
:)
 

Alphan77

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My suggestion? Up your budget to SGD180 and get the Sirui T-1004X with G10 ballhead. It is cheaper in Singapore even though it is a China brand. Get it at TK Foto.
Two thumbs up for this recommendation!!!

A good tripod is an investment, you will be rewarded with good, sturdy and no-shake photo taking.
 

skyguy

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yea buy something sturdy but not necessary to buy carbon fiber... which is expensive and not really lighter
 

Numnumball

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For that kinda budget, u can only try Mass Sales le wor.. :think:
 

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I m using fancier 6662A ,bought $60 from masssale. i have to say its really worth it for that price.
 

Aimevous

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Thanks everyone for their advice! I will be getting one direct from a china contact!
 

keantan24

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I got mine "SLIk F740" $63 from Cathy photo. I find it very sturdy:thumbsup: good enough for a beginner.
 

Smiles88

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I got mine "SLIk F740" $63 from Cathy photo. I find it very sturdy:thumbsup: good enough for a beginner.
Cannot like tt say. Beginner or pro, everyone needs a reasonably good and stable tripod. It is better to cater a higher budget for a slightly better tripod than to spend lesser now and realise you need a better one in a few months time. This is what I feel. :)
 

enzeru21

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I wanna sell my "Made in Germany" tripod. Use only once, no time to take photos. Pls contact me @91593000
wrong section man..

plus you say until like that "made in germany" means what? reassuring all that its not a china made thing? haha..

you should post in BnS
 

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