Where to buy a cheap tripod


gummy73

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Try looking at the B&S thread. I think Slik is pretty decent.
 

tabako

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Benro also quite decent for your budget. Look for it in Mass Sales.
 

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$200 tripod = cheap??:bigeyes:

I got mine for less then $30, that must have been really dirt cheap!

Anyway, anyone care to comment on Vanguard tripod going for around $155 at OP, thinking of upgrading my super duper dirt cheap tripod.
 

melTS

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benro quite good imo got it in china for only 500rmb=s$100+ which is cheap cheap
 

kengoh

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ya i'm refering to the ball head, can i buy a Tripod which can support up to 6kg with a ball head included and still within My buget of S$200?:sweat:
Why not? Benro does sell ball heads.
Yesterday when I bought the tripod from them I upgraded the default ball head to a better one which can support up to 8kg. Surprisingly it just cost $10 more. :sweatsm:
 

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benro quite good imo got it in china for only 500rmb=s$100+ which is cheap cheap
Which tripod and ballhead model you got at that price? Also, any idea whether Benro can be found at the Beijing airport shopping area? Thanks.
 

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Why not? Benro does sell ball heads.
Yesterday when I bought the tripod from them I upgraded the default ball head to a better one which can support up to 8kg. Surprisingly it just cost $10 more. :sweatsm:
So how much you spend in total and where you buy it from?
 

night86mare

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Where? which shop at what location? Thanks
http://store.tagotech.com/index.php?cPath=48&osCsid=51c932885f5a89cdaff904eb4630e0b6

but the 58 sgd one is currently out of stock.

my fiancee bought it, i won't say it is the best tripod out there, but for 58 sgd, it is comparable to 100+ dollar tripod.

if you do not abuse it too much, it should last you at least 3-4 years.

if you happen to treat tripods like how i treat mine, then maybe it is better to spend a bit more money to get something that can take more punishment. i used to get tripods in this range, due to too much saltwater corrosion over time, the legs tend to just fall apart.

for most people, this will last them a long time though, even when they do not treat it with kid gloves.
 

melTS

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Which tripod and ballhead model you got at that price? Also, any idea whether Benro can be found at the Beijing airport shopping area? Thanks.
the tripod is a-350ex and ballhead ish bh0-m:)
ahhh i bought it from wuhan,hubei there very far from beijing :sweat:maybe u try asking
the locals where are those areas that sell electronics they should have it one
 

kengoh

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So how much you spend in total and where you buy it from?
I bought the Travel Angel Carbon Fiber Tripod C-069M8 + head B-00 + padded tripod bag -- $468
Upgrade to B-0 head +$10

Specs:


Bought it from the distro at Penisula Shopping Center.
 

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airconvent

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You can't go wrong with a Slik GM pro...around $160 I think...:)
 

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