Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by Climbing Cracker, Sep 8, 2007.
Looking for a tripod and I don't have a ton of cash to spend. Any reccomendations?
I have this one. I think you can get one off of ebay for around 60-80 dollars if you look.
http://www.amvona.com/?page=shop/flypage&view=1&product_id=1838 (Do a serarch for 828 on eBay, I returned several results some under $50) The 828 and 828BL are identical, the 828BL is the black version, the other is a graphite color.
I have it, and I love it. The pistol grip ball head is nice, and it supports a bit of weight. I normally use it with my 70-200 f/2.8
I have this one and love it http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/475735-REG/Sunpak_620430B_4300_Pro_B_Tripod.html
I have the same one and I've NEVER had problems with it. It also goes vertically easily and sturdy. It's kinda heavy but it's worth it to me to have the stability.
Don't get the $40 one from Best Buy. PIECE OF CRAP. I really, really, really need to upgrade that fucker.
If you've invested a lot on your camera, don't get a cheap tripod--the last thing you want is a cheap piece of equipment holding an expensive piece of equipment.
check ebay too you can find some lighty used ones pretty cheap, don't skimp on your tripod
Slik Pro 700DX.
save a little more and get a bogen 3021 pro as your starter tripod
you quite possibly will never need to get another one
Amvona AT-828BL on eBay
Just won one on eBay, the legs and pistol grip all for only $66.42 + $21 s/h = $87.42. The average winning bid was about $64 and the s/h was always $21, if you win more than one item from Amvona you can get a discount of $2.00 off on multiple items.
Hasn't arrived yet (only been 2 days) but from what I can dig up on the net the reviews are positive, compares well with similar name brands like bogen and manfrotto but at a fraction of the price.
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The thing is, they will have a smell of machine oil when you first open the bag...they are manufactured in China, but after its out- its good to go. I really like the tripod. No issues yet and it works great. I need to buy a Monopod now.
Read that same complaint too. Had looked around for an alternative but really wanted the combo legs and pistil grip head, couldn't find anything better in that price range so I figured I would take a chance. Glad to hear the smell goes away and that your pleased with it. Can't wait to get mine in the mail.
yeah, that one looks good and has great reviews...$129...hmm...
Just got this one. well worth the $
That seems good I probably should have bought a tripod sooner, but my girlfriend DOES keep asking what i want for christmas...
take pocs of the tripod.... does the tripod angle to take different shots.... it doesnt look like it from the pics they posted
i have a manfrotto
i skipped the Bogen 3021 and went with the Gitzo G2220. its more expensive but i like it more when i used them both
the 3021 uses clamps and the g2220 uses twist locks
Got mine on craigslist with a really nice gitzo pan/ball head for $100
i have a $90 calumet one. it's very heavy, but stable. wished it was a ballhead instead..