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Help me choose a Tripod for portraits

 
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Apr 11, 2015 07:49 |  #1

So Ive finally decided to buy a good tripod for my portrait work. I don't do any landscapes nor long exposures I mainly want it for low light situations and for studio headshots. My budget is $400 and I have been doing some research. These two seems to cover my needs so far, What do you guys think? Heaviest combo I use is 5d3 with 70-200 ii. Im open to suggestions and tips. Thanks and sorry for my poor english.

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Apr 11, 2015 20:51 |  #2

I would not buy either of those tripods for portrait work. They are designed as travel tripods, so they have 5 section, small diameter legs. That makes them small and light, and also not all that stable.

The $284 Manfrotto 055 is a pretty good compromise between stability and portability. http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …tripod_with.htm​l/mode/edu (external link)


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For a studio work only I would buy a large, heavy, tripod that is super stable. The $294 Manfrotto 475 is a good example but you will also need to buy a head for it and it might be too heavy to take outdoors.

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