Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by eph, Mar 15, 2009.
spend the money, its worth it.
i remember a thread on here a while back about tripods and one for around 100 bucks that seems popular and reliable...
i got my manfrotto 3021N + 3047 bogen head for $100 on Craigslist.
was worth every penny
where in mississippi are you?
spend the money... i picked up a generic pos from radioshack for $20. I'm regretting it now that i can't go back and drop another hundo on some legs, particularly with the amount of night shooting i seem to have gotten into.
I picked up a Manfrotto 055XPROB and Manfrotto 488RC2, and love it.
thanks for the feedback
tripod will be the least of my concerns until i can get some better glass...
the slik 700dx does everything i need it to and is $100 on amazon right now.
WTF? Why do people spend thousands on cameras and lenses and then throw them on top of cheap wobbly piece of shit tripods?
When it comes to tripods, almost more than anything in else in photography, you get what you pay for.
i did the same thing, spent quite some time looking for cheap legs
i ended up spending ~300 on an 055xprob and 488rc2 (canadian ) haven't regretted it one bit (except that I don't use it enough, but these are wonderful legs)
slik 700dx legs are fucking amazing.
Put a 488CR2 on top of em, and you have a combo that's worth 5x it's cost.
You said this in the other thread too, I would've tried this if 95% of OTAP (me too now!) didn't sackride manfrotto
for the most part its due to a lack of understanding of the importance in a decent tripod. After all, one stable base is as good as another, isn't it? That's what i thought until i've gotten 2 days of use out of my cheap wobbly piece of shit tripod. Now i don't have the bank to spend on even half way decent legs. That's my loss, and my lesson learned. Next time i've got a couple hundred bucks, and no lens lust, it'll be legs that comes home with me.
since we are on the topic of tripods...what about a good travel tripod...something that'll fit in your backpack or bag but can support a decent amount of weight?
monopod... good for anything up to 3 second shots... any longer than that and i wouldn't trust myself to hold it steady.
so you'd say monopod over something like this?
depends on what you're planning on shooting. if you want compact, nothing will beat a monopod. If you're planning on doing some long night exposures, or panoramics, then go with a compact tripod.
well possibly long night exposure...just a lot of times when I travel i'm not going to lug my tripod around. It's one thing keeping in my car, another thing strapping it to a backpack.
thanks for the info...i'll have to research some more on what I really want.
i ended up getting this one. i cant wait for it to come in