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Which tripod for product photograpy / landscape photography

 
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Aug 20, 2006 21:34 |  #1

I've had some trouble trying to find a tripod and head to fit my needs. I'm going to be shooting store fronts, landscapes and doing product photography. I'm not very familar with the best combos for head/legs combo, but form what i've read I can gather that manfrotto would be best. What kind of setup would you recommend for my intended use?

I have a rebel xt, and am still using the kit lens, but as i get better, id like to of course upgrade to better equiment.


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Aug 21, 2006 09:21 |  #2

no one?


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Aug 21, 2006 09:34 |  #3

I've got a Manfrotto with a ballhead (see footer), which is easy to adjust and to level. It's kind of heavy, I almost never take it with me on walks. But for the type of photography you want to use it for, it's perfect (assumed that you don't need to walk long distances for your landscape pics)

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Aug 21, 2006 10:50 |  #4

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http://cgi.ebay.com.au …ame=STRK%3AMEWA​%3AIT&rd=1 (external link)

I just bougt this one. It's very nice tripod for for this money I believe...


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Aug 21, 2006 12:03 |  #5

A good tripod can be a lifetime investment, so it pays to buy the very best you can from the start. I would recommend Gitzo 200 or 300 series legs, and a 3-way pan-tilt head. If weight is an issue you can get carbonfibre or basalt fiber legs, but that increases the price considerably. For precise levelling for product or storefront photos a pan-tilt head will give you much more control than a ball head. I love the quickness of a ballhead in the field for landscapes, but for products and architecture I much prefer the precision of a pan-tilt head. A geared center column is a help for products, where you may need to make slight changes in camera height, difficult to do with a sliding column. I have two Gitzo pods which are over 20 years old and still function perfectly.




  
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Aug 22, 2006 18:49 |  #6

That dynatran looks pretty good. How would you compare getting a new ebay dynatran vs a used ebay manfrotto combo.

I've also seen 2 or 3 way pan . Should i narrow myself down to only 3?


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Aug 22, 2006 18:58 as a reply to  @ thespeakerbox's post |  #7

thespeakerbox wrote:
That dynatran looks pretty good. How would you compare getting a new ebay dynatran vs a used ebay manfrotto combo.

I've also seen 2 or 3 way pan . Should i narrow myself down to only 3?

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Aug 22, 2006 19:48 |  #8

thespeakerbox wrote:
I've had some trouble trying to find a tripod and head to fit my needs. I'm going to be shooting store fronts, landscapes and doing product photography. I'm not very familar with the best combos for head/legs combo, but form what i've read I can gather that manfrotto would be best. What kind of setup would you recommend for my intended use?

I have a rebel xt, and am still using the kit lens, but as i get better, id like to of course upgrade to better equiment.

I posted a link on your other thread.

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Aug 23, 2006 03:53 |  #9

Had a look at Dynatran website yesterday on ebay and prices seem to have shot up over last few weeks (I have been away due to lack of internet access!!) or am I mistaken?


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Aug 23, 2006 10:19 as a reply to  @ EOSAddict's post |  #10

EOSAddict wrote:
Had a look at Dynatran website yesterday on ebay and prices seem to have shot up over last few weeks (I have been away due to lack of internet access!!) or am I mistaken?

Dynatran 994 kit $138.00 ;) (external link)


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Aug 24, 2006 08:55 |  #11

I bougth AT-CF992 (tripod + ball head).
I did a bit of research before. I saw prices from 80 to 200 on eBay for this kit during few months before.


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Aug 24, 2006 21:10 as a reply to  @ Kostyanych's post |  #12

I am tall and searched for a tripod that I did not have to bend over for. I found the Gitzo 1320, it is very sturdy, a bit heavy but great for landscape and nature shots. I use a Gitzo 2220 for micro shots. Both have a gitzo 1276 ballhead.


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Aug 25, 2006 10:42 |  #13

if getting your tripod positioned over or near the product is crucial to you, then look for a tripod with a pivoting arm (gitzo explorer) or one that can be positioned horizontally (bogen 3021). see >>>this<<<


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