Discussion in 'Lifestyle' started by White Stormy, Dec 18, 2008.
There are about a million of these damned things.
What are the best/most popular tripod+head combos?
Something I could order from Amazon (shipped and sold) for <$300-400 would be preferable, since I'd kind of like to use it for family pics on saturday.
how do you mount the camera?
edit: oh I see where to screw it on. that can't be pleasant for the tripod, can it?
I'm hoping you guys will recommend something awesome that's shipped and sold by Amazon.com so I can use it on saturday. I don't NEED one on saturday, it would just be nice.
Well that tripod with this head.
exactly the same combo i have. friggin excellent
^^ +1. The Bogen 055XPROB and 488RC2 combo is the best you're gonna find for $300.
That was the combination I was originally set on until I decided it was too heavy for my needs. I ended up spending about twice that on something much more portable.
If you don't mind the size/weight, it's a great combo.
I got the 486rc2 head for 60 bucks and 2021 BPRO legs for like 120 I think. And it is an excellent setup. I think supra has a similar setup if not the same
you weakling! It's not that heavy.
I'm sure it's not that bad, but I just knew that if it was big/heavy I wouldnt' take it with me. The setup I got folds down to 17" and weighs less than 3lbs.
Jesus tripods cost this much too?
I was hoping like $1-200 would get me a usable one...
486RC2 Head 60$
legs you can get used or new for under 150. Just dont skimp out on legs, stick with something reputable like the 055XPROB posted for $150
Been wanting this for some time now. Still tripod-less =|
I assume Bogen is the way to go? What do you guys think about Velbon? (puts on flame suit)
I have this...
w/ this head on there...
i'm tired of the twist-locks my tripod has, i want a quick release
bogen 055 and 486rc2 head here - its for the money
this thread died way too fast
I think not, I think a decent bogen setup was the general consensus.
Well there's not much more to say than the 055 legs + 488 RC2. Going to be the best performance in that price range. I have the 488 RC2 head and love it, it's sitting on some Vanguard aluminum legs that are comparable to the 055 without the fancy tilt stuff. It's good and solid.
WHY the 055?
can't really find details about any of this stuff.. not even on the manfrotto site.
what about Gitzo heads?
I have the Manfrotto 3021BPro with a Manfrotto 3039 head. Fucking love it!