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YATT: Yet another Tripod Thread
« on: December 18, 2012, 08:39:48 PM »
So, I've randomly come into $250 AMEX gift card I could use on my regular, random expenses...or I could blow it on something I actually probably really should get since I do want to try out some timelapse, long exposure, basic macro, so I thought Tripod! Now, I understand $250 is probably about the minimum for a good set of legs, and then I need a head, but I'm fine going up to $350-400 total. So, what do you recommend? Right now I have 5d3, and the heaviest lens I've got is probably the 24-105 or 135L. I am planning on getting the Tamron 24-70 and Canon 70-200L 2.8 IS v2 eventually.

So, something reasonably lightweight so I can take it with me on hikes (doesn't need to be ultra-light, I can handle some extra weight for a few miles), but is pretty stable and can take the 20-700 and my 5d3 and be pretty stable. And of course a fairly nice head. Doesn't have to be really fancy, but something dependable and would work well for my current use cases.
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YATT: Yet another Tripod Thread
« on: December 18, 2012, 08:39:48 PM »

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Re: YATT: Yet another Tripod Thread
« Reply #1 on: December 18, 2012, 08:46:28 PM »
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/A3064-Benro-C2692TB1-Transformer-Travel-Angel-Carbon-Fiber-Tripod-Kit-/380387989127?pt=AU_Cameras_Photographic_Accessories&hash=item5890e41687

I have this and I also have the aluminium version which is a little heavier they are great can be converted to monopod if needed and basically do everything
extremely good value for money tripods they come with a nice padded baga nd fold down to a nice compact size
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Re: YATT: Yet another Tripod Thread
« Reply #2 on: December 18, 2012, 09:18:51 PM »
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/A3064-Benro-C2692TB1-Transformer-Travel-Angel-Carbon-Fiber-Tripod-Kit-/380387989127?pt=AU_Cameras_Photographic_Accessories&hash=item5890e41687

I have this and I also have the aluminium version which is a little heavier they are great can be converted to monopod if needed and basically do everything
extremely good value for money tripods they come with a nice padded baga nd fold down to a nice compact size


Perhaps I needed to say, I'm in the US, and prefer to order from someplace like B&H or Adorama, although I'll consider other places if you've had a reliable time with them.

I can't seem to quite find the exact match for the model number on B&H, is that an AU/International specific product number? The nearest I can find is the C2691TB1 which is about $200 more expensive. However, I do see it on Ebay for quite a bit cheaper, but I'm not sure which seller is best (haven't picked through them all), or if there's one specific package that's worth spending a few dollars more to get a few extra things thrown in.
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Re: YATT: Yet another Tripod Thread
« Reply #3 on: December 18, 2012, 09:31:20 PM »

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Re: YATT: Yet another Tripod Thread
« Reply #4 on: December 18, 2012, 10:05:34 PM »
http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/A3064-Benro-C2692TB1-Transformer-Travel-Angel-Carbon-Fiber-Tripod-Kit-/380387989127?pt=AU_Cameras_Photographic_Accessories&hash=item5890e41687

I have this and I also have the aluminium version which is a little heavier they are great can be converted to monopod if needed and basically do everything
extremely good value for money tripods they come with a nice padded baga nd fold down to a nice compact size


Perhaps I needed to say, I'm in the US, and prefer to order from someplace like B&H or Adorama, although I'll consider other places if you've had a reliable time with them.

I can't seem to quite find the exact match for the model number on B&H, is that an AU/International specific product number? The nearest I can find is the C2691TB1 which is about $200 more expensive. However, I do see it on Ebay for quite a bit cheaper, but I'm not sure which seller is best (haven't picked through them all), or if there's one specific package that's worth spending a few dollars more to get a few extra things thrown in.


they should ship to the US since it says they ship world wide T dimension are one of the reliable hong kong ebay sellers
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Re: YATT: Yet another Tripod Thread
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