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i need a new tripod, any recommendations? please help.
« on: April 12, 2013, 06:01:56 PM »
hello! i currently use a canon t3i & a 50mm f/.4 two weeks ago i was taking some self portraits using my wired remote when my tripod (which had already been broken before, but i continued to use it like an idiot) collapsed. i was wondering if you have any recommendations for a new one? i don't want anything expensive, i'm a teen on a budget after all. ;)
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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2013, 06:57:06 PM »
3 sticks, hot glue, bailing wire, and lots and lots of duct tape.

Alternatively, what about something like a gorillapod? You know, the ones that wrap around and hold onto existing uprights like a tree or pole or something? Smallish, portable, and relatively inexpensive compared to good tripods.

If you're actually going to be in the middle of a flat area with nothing to use the gorillapod on, get some of the cheapest tripods that'll hold the camera + lens, and start saving up. I'd recommend $400+ and get a quality tripod, although not top of the line. Trust me, I went from ok second hand, to heavy and sturdy (but heavy!) second hand, to a very nice, new, mid end Benro carbon fiber. It might take some time to save up. Go do more chores, or take some artistic shots of local landmarks and sample prints and setup at your local farmers market and take orders or something.
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2013, 07:33:54 PM »
Manfrotto 055 great.........and if you can afford get the carbon version, never need another

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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2013, 07:35:50 PM »
I spent €250 on a Sirui N1004 with a ball head when my Velbon (good enough for the 400D) collapsed under the weight of the 5D3. I'm pretty sure I'm as happy as I want to be.
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2013, 07:39:16 PM »
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/655205-REG/Induro_471_214_Carbon_8X_CT214_Tripod.html

I have this induro tripod...love it.  very very good quality. 

good luck with your search.
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2013, 07:42:50 PM »
The entry level Manfrottos are very good for the money. They're quite sturdy and well built, though a bit heavy (around $120). Top it off with a Benro B1 off of ebay for around $95 and you will have solid support that will last for a little over $200...


http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/479927-REG/Manfrotto_190XPROB_190XPROB_Pro_Aluminum_Tripod.html

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Benro-B-1-Ball-Head-PU-60-Quick-Plate-Kit-Set-T014-/120654153390?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c178c46ae

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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2013, 08:03:38 PM »
The entry level Manfrottos are very good for the money. They're quite sturdy and well built, though a bit heavy (around $120). Top it off with a Benro B1 off of ebay for around $95 and you will have solid support that will last for a little over $200...


http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/479927-REG/Manfrotto_190XPROB_190XPROB_Pro_Aluminum_Tripod.html

http://www.ebay.com/itm/Benro-B-1-Ball-Head-PU-60-Quick-Plate-Kit-Set-T014-/120654153390?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item1c178c46ae


That looks like a pretty good combo for the price.
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2013, 08:35:01 PM »
I would go with Manfrotto. You could get an aluminum tripod for about $100.
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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2013, 09:35:30 PM »
You have a lite rig right now and although all the recommendation are spot on (I like the Induro carbons too)... if you want dirt cheap and reasonable build, under 50$ try a Dolica... I used one for travel with a XS or a D10 where I didn't care if it took a hit and it worked quite well. It's not a Gitzo or even a Manfrotto but will work for the lite rebel series and a 50mm...
 
http://www.amazon.com/Dolica-AX620B100-62-Inch-Proline-Tripod/dp/B001D60LG8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365816721&sr=8-1&keywords=dolica+tripod
 
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« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2013, 09:43:05 PM »
The Manfrotto 3021BPRO is an awesome, amazing tripod that, sadly, is no longer being made. But if you can find one used, jump on it. No, I won't sell mine.

The replacement, the 055XPROB is a very worthy tripod that's probably not only the best bang for the buck in tripods but also the cheapest tripod worth spending money on.

Basically, if buying new, I'd recommend either the 055XPROB for under $150 or something carbon for ten times as much. There's not much point on anything between.

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« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2013, 10:01:55 PM »
Another vote for the Manfrotto 055XPROB Pro with a Manfrotto 496RC2 Ball Head with Quick Release.
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« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2013, 11:06:13 PM »
It's been as low as $20 before, but it is a really nice little tripod.  Strong, lightweight, ballhead... I'm fond of it.  Unfortunately for you, it's $40 right now.  Though if I didn't know how much it cost, I'd say it was worth $40.

http://www.amazon.com/Dolica-AX620B100-62-Inch-Proline-Tripod/dp/B001D60LG8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1365822244&sr=8-1&keywords=dolica+ball+head
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« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2013, 11:09:30 PM »
No offense to yall, but how much money do yall think this teen has?  Good v. cheap is the age old battle but I think cheap wins this battle.
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« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2013, 11:55:52 PM »
When my kit was a Rebel and a 17-85 lens, I used an old Velbon cx-300  that had come free with a video camera.  I still have it.  No ball head and certainly would not trust it with my heavier gear now, but I've seen them online for as little as $19.  If you want great legs and ball heads, it is expensive.  If what you need right now is just something to hold the stuff you have! it might get sense to go cheap and save your rubles for glass down the road.
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« Reply #14 on: April 13, 2013, 12:09:00 AM »
For an alumimum model, try this:

http://www.adorama.com/INDAT413.html

Very strong, only $217, 67.5 inches high (171.5 cm) with center column retracted (The carbon version is around $665).
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