Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by dmora, Jul 5, 2004.
how much $ do you want to spend?
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if you buy a $50 tripod to go with a d70, you'll be wanting to upgrade pretty quick. spend a little more now; it will be cheaper in the long run. take a look at the bogen 3021 or 3021pro. add on a decent head, and you'll have something that will last for years.
if you are short on $$, hold off on buying filters and get a better tripod.
I've got a cheap ass tripod that my mom got me a year ago and worked fine with my little olympus but sucks with the 300D. Any kind of decent breeze with shake the damn tripod if I have the top extended out and doesn't give me a whole heck of a lot in the way of height. It also doesn't keep my camera level when I put it on because of the weight of it.
If anything bring your camera when you look for the tripod and see which one you like the most.
Yea, i dont mind spending more if its worth it. I'll look into those.
thanks for the info.
I dont think i need a 300$ tripod.
$200 here, with head.
I agree, spend the money now instead of buying a cheap tripod and having to replace it once you've discovered it can't support your camera as well as you'd like it to.
I paid $226.35 for the 3021BPRO and 488RC0 Ball Head from B&H. It's a heavy ass combo.
im looking for something light weight and compact too. I want to be able to carry it around on/in my camera bag if possible.
Then the 3021pro is not for you. Lightweight = carbon fiber, but carbon fiber = $$$$$$$$$
I bought a Sunpak 9001UT for about $40. It weighs 2 or 3 lbs. About the only thing I would change is to get a ball head. Other than that, I rarely use the fucker. And spending $300 on a tripod is nothing more than a dick swinging contest.
werd. I just need it to hold up my D70.
It will make a difference in the long run. You get what you pay for. Stability is a key to taking pics.
i dont like ball heads tho. They always seem to go loose on me.
its a tripod, not a car.
my uncle is a professional photographer and he makes all of his own tripods and braces
putting a $1300 camera on a $50 tripod is kinda like putting 13" tires on a ferrari.
sure, it will work, but you won't get the best performance out of it.
yea, but i dont see much difference between a 100$ tripod vs a 600$ one.
wait till you put a big ass lens on there. I have to go out and buy a new tripod that will support a 4x5 camera, actually i have to get a 4x5 camera as well for school.