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Aug 01, 2009 10:42 |  #1

Ok so I'm quickly blowing through my budget for my home based studio here and I still need a tripod. The only thing thats really important to me is the price and the abiliity to tilt the camera 90 degrees to do portrait style shots. Anyone got any suggestions, or offers on used ones?

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Aug 01, 2009 14:00 |  #2

anyone know anything about the manfrotto 3405-B? I found a used one in good shape and the price seems to be right!!! Will this allow me to tilt the camera 90 degrees to get those portrait shots?

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Aug 01, 2009 14:42 |  #3

This is one of the best priced Tripod that I have and recommended, although heavy but very sturdy and good, and all for $139.95 for Tripod leg and head.

Here is the link to it at B&H:
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ro_700DX_Tripod​_with.html (external link)

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Ok so I'm quickly blowing through my budget for my home based studio here and I still need a tripod. The only thing thats really important to me is the price and the abiliity to tilt the camera 90 degrees to do portrait style shots. Anyone got any suggestions, or offers on used ones?




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Aug 01, 2009 14:51 |  #4

mufutau55 wrote in post #8381593 (external link)
This is one of the best priced Tripod that I have and recommended, although heavy but very sturdy and good, and all for $139.95 for Tripod leg and head.

Here is the link to it at B&H:
http://www.bhphotovide​o.com …ro_700DX_Tripod​_with.html (external link)

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looks goot but I'm really leaning towards this manfrotto 3405-b if I can get some opinions on it.


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Aug 01, 2009 15:06 |  #5

I couldn't even get this to come up, when I searched on B&H. You got any link for this tripod?

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looks goot but I'm really leaning towards this manfrotto 3405-b if I can get some opinions on it.




  
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Aug 01, 2009 16:11 |  #6

anybody?


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Aug 01, 2009 16:18 |  #7

mufutau55 wrote in post #8381679 (external link)
I couldn't even get this to come up, when I searched on B&H. You got any link for this tripod?

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http://www.etronics.co​m …36383A357137363​735333A313 (external link)


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Aug 01, 2009 18:08 |  #8

Slik and Bogen Manfrotto make excellent products in this price range. I don't know if I'd purchase a tripod at anything but Amazon, B&H or Adorama, and if you stay with these two makers, you'll be fine.
Here's a review of the one you mention. http://www0.epinions.c​om/content_19002409331​6 (external link)

I would throw in a couple more bucks, and get one of the less expensive Manfrottos at B&H. Call them and speak to a salesperson about what you want and how much you have to spend. They're all moonlighting photographers and won't lead you wrong.

This is the one many here recommend: Manfrotto 055XPro and 488RC2 head.


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Aug 01, 2009 18:26 |  #9

why wouldnI't you get the 3405-b? I reallize its not professional grade but it looks like it has all the features i would need for right now and I can get it for a steal.


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Aug 01, 2009 18:27 |  #10

tvphotog wrote in post #8382356 (external link)
This is the one many here recommend: Manfrotto 055XPro and 488RC2 head.


I reallize i may get flamed for this, but to me $300 for a tripod is NOT inexpensive...


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Aug 01, 2009 18:48 |  #11

how bout a bogen 3001 tripod with the 3025 head? I'm just throwing out random deals that I am coming accross. Deffinitely looking to buy used here


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Aug 01, 2009 21:29 |  #12

BigWebb83 wrote in post #8382498 (external link)
how bout a bogen 3001 tripod with the 3025 head? I'm just throwing out random deals that I am coming accross. Deffinitely looking to buy used here

Why not the Bogen you mention? Because you get what you pay for. In a year, something will break or not move easily. You'll be out the money and have to spend more to get another tripod.

Used is an excellent idea. Just be sure you can see it and handle it. Well made tripods last a lifetime.


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Aug 01, 2009 21:56 |  #13

[QUOTE=tvphotog;838235​6]Slik and Bogen Manfrotto make excellent products in this price range. I don't know if I'd purchase a tripod at anything but Amazon, B&H or Adorama, and if you stay with these two makers, you'll be fine.
Here's a review of the one you mention. http://www0.epinions.c​om/content_19002409331​6 (external link)

I would throw in a couple more bucks, and get one of the less expensive Manfrottos at B&H. Call them and speak to a salesperson about what you want and how much you have to spend. They're all moonlighting photographers and won't lead you wrong.

This is the one many here recommend: Manfrotto 055XPro and 488RC2 head.[/quote]

I use that combination. It's an excellent, versatile tripod and the head performs well on it. Keep in mind that you have a 400D now, but what about next year. Maybe a heavier body and lens?


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Aug 01, 2009 22:53 |  #14

Mike R wrote in post #8383207 (external link)
I use that combination. It's an excellent, versatile tripod and the head performs well on it. Keep in mind that you have a 400D now, but what about next year. Maybe a heavier body and lens?

Another +1 for the 055XProB/488RC2 combo. It's probably one of the most highly recommended combos here (the highest by far in that price range), and for good reason. ~$300 may sound like a lot of money for a tripod, but it's much cheaper in the long run than buying two or three junk tripods before realizing that you should have bought something of better quality in the first place.


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Aug 01, 2009 23:06 |  #15

ok guys, i get the point. I simply can't do $300 right now though. If I start to make money down the road i will replace it that scenario fits my current situation best. Plus as I stated it looks like I should be able to get a great deal on this one. Thanks for your input guys...


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