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Oct 25, 2012 15:21 |  #1

looking to get a tripod under 150$ for car photography and portraits, landscapes. so need something that can get low to the ground level and one with some height. maybe ill need 2 to go as low as i want?

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Oct 25, 2012 15:56 |  #2

Start here: LINK


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Oct 25, 2012 17:25 |  #3

thanks alot of good information




  
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Oct 25, 2012 17:27 |  #4

Welcome. After youve searched through that a bit, let us know if you have more specific questions and we'll offer more from there.


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Oct 25, 2012 19:34 |  #5

Link to Davis & Sanford Magnum XG13 from B&H is http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …Grounder_Tripod​_With.html (external link). I'm considering this tripod and find it to be quite versatile without being terribly expensive. I do notice it is slightly over your budget but the head is included. It also got good reviews in Popular Photography a few months ago.




  
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Oct 27, 2012 18:06 |  #6

think i mite go with a http://www.amazon.com …le_ce/179-8087638-8503614 (external link)

and a http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …98RC2_Midi_Ball​_Head.html (external link)

just not sure if i want the column




  
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Oct 27, 2012 19:24 |  #7

The 055xprob is great. Its heavy though. Very heavy. If you're planning to use it close by your home or car, then its fine, if you plan on hiking with it, spend more on a lighter carbon fibre one.


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Oct 27, 2012 20:08 |  #8

well its 5.29 pounds im pretty strong lol how much weight reduction will i get with a carbon fiber




  
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Oct 27, 2012 20:39 |  #9

thekid17 wrote in post #15176766 (external link)
well its 5.29 pounds im pretty strong lol how much weight reduction will i get with a carbon fiber

Depends on the legs, could be as light as 2lbs. If youre carrying it any distance (like hiking or something) youll want as light as you can afford.


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Oct 28, 2012 00:45 as a reply to  @ ben_r_'s post |  #10

I got the Manfrotto 055XPROB w/804RC2 head and it is super stable, but as has been said, it's heavy. It would ok if you are just carrying it in a park or public garden but much to heavy for a back pack trip. I paid $211 just a few weeks ago, and it has come down in $10 price since then. -rick

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The 055xprob is great. Its heavy though. Very heavy. If you're planning to use it close by your home or car, then its fine, if you plan on hiking with it, spend more on a lighter carbon fibre one.


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Oct 28, 2012 14:06 |  #11

i would like a carbon fiber one but all the manfrotto are out of my price range




  
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Oct 28, 2012 14:27 |  #12

im assuming this will be crap

http://www.amazon.com …bogen+carbon+fi​ber+tripod (external link)




  
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Nov 01, 2012 17:09 |  #13

how are the pistol grips?




  
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Nov 01, 2012 17:14 |  #14

I don't own one but when I used one, I didn't like it. It is quicker to lock but you'd probably get a better feel for adjusting your camera when your right hand is on the grip and just tightening the ball head with your other hand.


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Nov 01, 2012 17:26 |  #15

I can vouch for the CF version of the Manfrotto. I started with the standard 055, but it was way too heavy and doesn't compact down as far as I would like; so I upgraded to the carbon fiber, 4 section last Christmas. It's lighter and compacts down, with a ball head attached, to the same size as the regular 055 without a head.

I still love that thing, but I've found the construction is a bit cheaper/flimsier than I'm happy with. The collars holding the leg sections together have come apart a couple of times, and the shims that go in to keep the legs aligned properly have cracked/shattered in two of the legs. They're simple to replace, but the ordering process for getting replacement parts is thoroughly annoying; so I haven't done that yet. I'd give it a solid B+, overall.


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