Which tripod/monopod to get for beginner


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Which tripod/monopod should i get for my m34 Panasonic GF1? Tripod or Monopod is better? Price range is below $100. Need your recommendations. Thanks
 

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My suggest is not to buy cheap tripod. Just buy a good tripod as its a good investment.
 

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Which tripod/monopod should i get for my m34 Panasonic GF1? Tripod or Monopod is better? Price range is below $100. Need your recommendations. Thanks
Do you even know what's the differences between a tripod and a monopod?Anyway the Fancier FT-6662A is a good option for your budget...
 

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i think the gorillapod would be a good choice as it would be very portable for me. How much is the gorillapod? Im new to camera so asking newbie questions
 

Syeet

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Try checking with CP. Depending on your needs, you may wanna check out cleonbus snr's recommendation too since it's around your budget.
 

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Gorillapod ($56) Vs Fancier FT-6662A ($68) what would ur choose?
 

Rashkae

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Gorillapod ($56) Vs Fancier FT-6662A ($68) what would ur choose?
Totally different purposes. I would take a gorillapod for travel, AND get a good tripod.

FYI, there really is no "beginner tripod". I would suggest you spend an extra $100 and get a good sirui. It will last you much longer and you won't need to keep upgrading.
 

Rashkae

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Im new to camera so asking newbie questions
Even if you're a camera newbie, you should be able to put on a pair of shoes and walk around Funan, or pick up a phone and call the shops listed in the priceguides.
 

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i suggest increasing the budget a little and get a ballhead/tripod setup that will last u a long time. They are not something that needs changing every now and then unlike camera bodies/lenses etc..

My tripod/ballhead is still working fine and serving all my needs since the day i bought them as a newbie.

There are much recommendations given by the folks above. :)

Happy shopping!

Ryan
 

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giantcanopy said:
i suggest increasing the budget a little and get a ballhead/tripod setup that will last u a long time. They are not something that needs changing every now and then unlike camera bodies/lenses etc..

My tripod/ballhead is still working fine and serving all my needs since the day i bought them as a newbie.

There are much recommendations given by the folks above. :)

Happy shopping!

Ryan
Ryan, think if you just shoot non water things all the time a basic Sirui will do and it will def last a while. The fancier should be fine too legs wise. Just not sure abt the head :)
 

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Ryan, think if you just shoot non water things all the time a basic Sirui will do and it will def last a while. The fancier should be fine too legs wise. Just not sure abt the head :)
fancier/sirui can go swimming?:bsmilie:
 

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Which tripod/monopod should i get for my m34 Panasonic GF1? Tripod or Monopod is better? Price range is below $100. Need your recommendations. Thanks
Whichever tripod you get in the end, you may also need to get the DMW-TA1 tripod adaptor, depending on the lenses you use. Here's more info.
 

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Fanicer 6662A is a good and cheap one, do check that out.
Agreed. Having chance chat with a photo shop boss, he is having D70 & D80, using this tripod 6663 model with no problem. Solid & quality. Any idea where to get in Singpore? He bought from HK
 

xhui

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Agreed. Having chance chat with a photo shop boss, he is having D70 & D80, using this tripod 6663 model with no problem. Solid & quality. Any idea where to get in Singpore? He bought from HK
Check out the Mass Sales section, I saw sgcamerastore selling the Fancier, not sure if they have the models you want.
 

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kwttan

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If you are to stay in photography for awhile, suggest you get a slightly better tripod, Sirui is one I would recommend. When you mentioned tripod, not sure if are also think of getting a ballhead. Below are tripod and tripod+ballhead set that are around your budget.

T-1004X
Alu Traveller with Bag
$100.00

R-1004
Alu Tripod with Bag
$70.00

Tripod (Alu) with ballhead

T-1004X + G10
Alu Traveller with
G10 Ballhead & Bag
$160.00

R-1004 + G10
Alu Tripod with
G10 Ballhead & Bag
$120.00
 

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