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What tripod for 100mm 2.8L?

 
Samina
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Oct 07, 2012 06:34 |  #1

Hi everyone,

My last tripod was pretty cheap, and now the head has become very loose (understandably, for the price i paid). On the whole, i only really want a tripod for waterdrop photography, and a try at some stacking shots of flowers etc.

Mostly when im outside, my bug photos are handheld. But i need an affordable tripod that will hold up this lens, as it's quite heavy. There's this one i've seen: http://www.argos.co.uk …%7CTripods%7C30​152066.htm (external link)

I've read about the manfrotto, it's too pricey for me, especially since i only want one for waterdrops and some stacking pics, so not really worth the price.

So should i go with this one from Argos? I have a £30 voucher i can use in either amazon or argos. I'd really appreciate anyones suggestions.


Canon 450d 100mm 2.8L

  
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Oct 08, 2012 14:00 |  #2

I was recently looking for a tripod, and one of the members here sent me this link. In light of your experience with your last "pretty cheap" tripod, and your current search for another less pricey tripod I think this article is aimed right at you. The gist of the article, is that if you had bought something good the first time, you would have been that much further ahead than you are now.

I bought the Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod Legs (Black) w/ 804RC2 Head. It cost me $211 USD, but it is solid and well made. It is a little heavy but I have no intention of going afield with it. -rick


Read this before you buy anything --> http://bythom.com/supp​ort.htm (external link)

What I bought --> http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …OB_Tripod_Legs_​Black.html (external link)

"Hi everyone, My last tripod was pretty cheap, and now the head has become very loose (understandably, for the price i paid). On the whole, i only really want a tripod for waterdrop photography, and a try at some stacking shots of flowers etc.

I've read about the manfrotto, it's too pricey for me, especially since i only want one for waterdrops and some stacking pics, so not really worth the price.

So should i go with this one from Argos? I have a £30 voucher i can use in either amazon or argos. I'd really appreciate anyones suggestions"


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Oct 08, 2012 17:15 |  #3

smaller tripods with a 100mm lens might do well with the tripod collar. It balances out the weight on top of the center of the tripod.


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Oct 09, 2012 14:13 |  #4

You can always buy a better, or cheaper, tripod. It's all a matter of what works for you.

Since you won't be moving the tripod that much, I don't see any reason why you wouldn't go with the absolute bottom of the line. If the head of your last one is coming loose, just glue it back, and position it by moving the tripod legs. Once you've got it set, use a cable release and don't ever touch the camera.

I've got several cheap off-brand tripods that more than suffice for studio work.


Greg -- http://www.flickr.com/​photos/79652823@N00/ (external link)

  
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Oct 18, 2012 19:11 |  #5

I have a dolica proline and its superb. $40 http://www.adorama.com …JmFk8Hli7MCFQsG​nQodmmEAXQ (external link) works fine for focus stacking very stable

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IMG_2007 (external link) by LMNO Sunset Deluxe (external link), on Flickr Holds a 30lb weight no problem.

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Oct 22, 2012 21:51 |  #6

I use my Benro travel angel which came with a short column and also transforms to a monopod if need be. Great light weight yet stable setup.


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