i m not 1 of those who always get it right de 1st time...YHLim said:Hi,
This is my first post but I thought this article would be useful to you:
One of my friend went thought the exact sequence of buying tripod(s) described in the article.
Gist of it: Invest if you are planning to put heavy things (lens, etc) on the tripod.
coolman said:I am using a Velborn Ultra-Maxi. Its is comapct and stable. Although not as stable as those Professional series, but it serves me well better than those $30 aluminium tripods.
What I like it most is that it folds to 35cm, and extends to over 160cm. Most of the time I just hangs it over at my camera bag with a velco, as it weights only 0.96kg. Price should be less than $100 nowadays.
For your info, it can hold my Minolta 5D with 18-200mm with 3600 ext flash. BUt have to keep the Elevator Slide low for such weight.
compro_1975 said:i just used my father's which is keep for as long as i was born unused and it is coming apart so need to get 1 for the family.
tks for the help, mayb u give me the link or address then i go hav a look. happy LNY to u!!!
true.benedium said:There was an article on how using a cheap tripod will give you much better than not using a tripod, and how having an expensive tripod is only a little bit better than having a cheap tripod.
It is understandable why you want it light. Many people do not carry around their super stable but heavy-like-hell tripods.
Just go down to Cathay Photo to first have a look at the full range of more popular tripods. Look at manfrotto, look at gitzo, look at slik and whatever other brands they carry. Touch and feel them. If possible even try them. Then decide what you won't mind carrying around and also make sure it is stable enough for your personal usage.