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May 19, 2009 16:40 |  #1

Looking to buy a tripod before I go on vacation in July. I have considered the Bogen 055/488 combo. Not sure I want to spend quite that much -- thinking a budget more like $150 or so. Usage will be general (sunsets, family photos, yada yada)

Current body is a 450D. So I'm thinking I want something definitely capable of handling more than 10lbs. I wish I had hours and hours to really research the living daylights out of this, but between work and school, I cannot.

Open to all suggestions.
Thanks, Chris


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May 19, 2009 16:48 |  #2

https://photography-on-the.net/forum/showthre​ad.php?t=529785


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May 19, 2009 16:54 |  #3

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Current body is a 450D. So I'm thinking I want something definitely capable of handling more than 10lbs. I wish I had hours and hours to really research the living daylights out of this, but between work and school, I cannot.

Open to all suggestions.
Thanks, Chris

Well, that being the case, Bogen and don't look back. ;)
Get a nice head .. 10lbs? Whuddya plannin to put on that thang?

G'luck, and read the thread that jeromego linked ..


  
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May 19, 2009 17:33 |  #4

Tomi Hawk wrote in post #7952191 (external link)
Well, that being the case, Bogen and don't look back. ;)
Get a nice head .. 10lbs? Whuddya plannin to put on that thang?

I like overkill. :mrgreen:


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May 19, 2009 17:34 |  #5

Great thread. I'll look it over better later tonight.


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May 19, 2009 17:41 |  #6

Check out the Velbon DF-60. It should be able to handle about 10-15 lbs and it's relatively inexpensive.




  
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May 19, 2009 17:53 |  #7

Gone Boating wrote in post #7952411 (external link)
I like overkill. :mrgreen:

hahaa .. I just like to show-off ..  :p

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May 19, 2009 19:04 |  #8

My Budget is around 200-300CAD, I might be going for Manfrotto by Bogen Imaging 190XB Tripod Legs, still need Ball Head suggestions... Anyone?
I use 50D/Grip with 17-40L
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May 19, 2009 19:08 |  #9

i use a SLIK AMT

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May 20, 2009 08:55 |  #10

My suggestion is to save and buy a good head & legs, You will not have to upgrade later.

atu wrote in post #7952891 (external link)
My Budget is around 200-300CAD, I might be going for Manfrotto by Bogen Imaging 190XB Tripod Legs, still need Ball Head suggestions... Anyone?
I use 50D/Grip with 17-40L
Thanks !


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May 20, 2009 16:17 |  #11

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I used one of these for about 10 years, many years ago. It took me through Brooks Institute of Photography, I used it with my Nikon 35mm, My Hasseblad and although it wasn't suggested, it's all I ever used under my 4x5 view camera. I many times had the aluminum legs in the surf and yes years later the shiny anodizing got rough, about once a year (I wasn't using it very much in the later years) I'd just take some steel wool and shine them up. Finally after all that time and really hard use, I gave it to someone else.

Mine was a silver one, the cool black ones weren't around yet. I'd guess back then that half the school was using them. Simple can sometimes still be the best. I loved that tripod and just got to thinking about it yesterday and found out they still make them but now in black or (cough) gold.


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