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Cheap 68" Tripod - Amazon $17.99

 
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Apr 15, 2011 17:13 |  #1

It's not a great tripod but it is a 68". I didn't see cheap 68 inchers lately and I ran out of dwarfs to portrait. Normally $35 or so, today $17.99. Free shipping with prime or in bigger orders.

http://www.amazon.com …ics&qid=1302905​384&sr=8-1 (external link)


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Apr 16, 2011 17:50 |  #2

Just be very careful when you tighten down the large handle. The plastic screw broke off on mine which made it more or less useless. Glad I went with the SLIK 700DX after that for $150.


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Apr 17, 2011 07:00 |  #3

Well I didn't get it yet. The cheapos I got so far have been pretty good unless you step on them, but they are only available up to 53" now.


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Apr 17, 2011 11:56 |  #4

Watch this first :)

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Apr 17, 2011 15:44 |  #5

lol that was funny

you definitely get what you pay for in tripods


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Apr 17, 2011 19:21 |  #6

i had something like that before and a little bit of wind will cause it to vibrate - very frustrating when you have exposed the image for 30s and had to do it again..


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Apr 18, 2011 10:24 |  #7

All of his reviews crack me up! :D



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Apr 18, 2011 19:38 |  #8

Thingie arrived. Much better than any other < $35 tripod I have seen. FWIW. Good for having a spare one in the trunk or the office.


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Apr 18, 2011 21:44 |  #9
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I wouldn't trust a couple thousand dollars worth of equipment on a flimsy $18 tripod. I'm not saying that purely price determines worth, but you said it's not a great tripod. I bought an expensive (to me) tripod a couple years ago that I plan to use for many years so the cost is effectively spread out.


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Apr 19, 2011 10:30 |  #10

http://www.newegg.com …aTripods-_-30997658-L022B (external link)

Thinking about buying 2 of them to use for my flashes


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Apr 19, 2011 10:37 |  #11

the problem is they are not very high so they maybe useless for flashes depending on what your using them for


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Apr 19, 2011 12:35 |  #12

Yes, definitely get the higher one. The only reason why I bothered with the Amazon one is that I wanted to lock in on a cheap high one. Cheap low ones are always available cheap.


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