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Old 01-10-2007, 19:04   #1 (permalink)
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Best Tripod for 100 bucks?

I've been doing some searching and so far I've found a couple of very nice tripods on Adorama.com that fits my price range. One is a Tiltall tripod, with 3-way pan and a 12 Lb weight limit, there is a similar one to that by the same brand but it's a ball-type head (never used that kind before) which holds 7.7 Lbs. These two look very nice. I plan on using it for macro, portraits, landscape, and long exposure of the moon. I would think that the 3-way panning would be more accurate and steady, but as I said, I have never used a ball-type head.

My previous tripod was a Hakuba s-4500, with a supposed 15lb limit but even with my D50 and 18-70mm the head would flex and distort, making it hard to come out with level pics (I am assuming that the 15 Lb limit means that it will BREAK under 15 Lbs ). That and it was very light, so even a slight breeze would cause problems. Now that I am getting a D80 (arriving Oct 12th), with an 18-70, a 70-300 VR, and a SB-600, I need a tripod that will keep things bolted down when I am working.

If you guys have any suggestions on different tripods, let me know but remember, I am strictly limited to 100 bucks.

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Re: Best Tripod for 100 bucks?

I'm not sure what's available on your side of the Pond, but for value-for-money the Velbon range is usually very good. It may be worth seeing what B&H and Adorama stock.
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Re: Best Tripod for 100 bucks?

I'll back that up . Although at higher price point, I picked up Velbon at 60% the price of equivalent competion
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Re: Best Tripod for 100 bucks?

Are there any specific models of Velbon that you would suggest?
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Re: Best Tripod for 100 bucks?

What about the Velbon VGB 37? It's heavy, it holds "15 Lbs", and has great reviews on Amazon.com. Here's the link: Amazon.com: Velbon VGB37 Camera and Video Tripod: Camera & Photo
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Re: Best Tripod for 100 bucks?

heres some you might like.
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Re: Best Tripod for 100 bucks?

There are also some reviews in the Pixalo Equipment Review section here
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