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Old 29-04-2008, 21:28   #1 (permalink)
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Sub £100 Tripod

Dear all,

Due to working my nads off over the last few weeks I've managed to "lose" £100.00 of my overtime pay and looking to buy as decent a tripod as possible within that budget.

Any recommendations please?

Many thanks,

Ian
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Old 29-04-2008, 21:39   #2 (permalink)
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Re: Sub £100 Tripod

Are you likely to be carrying it for a long time and/or distance? If so, you might want to think about a slight stretching of your budget to a carbon fibre one.

There are good tripods to be had under £100, but they will be heavier than the CF ones. Slik, and Velbon are good contenders, but Bristol Cameras do the Velbon CF 535 for £115.
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Are you likely to be carrying it for a long time and/or distance? If so, you might want to think about a slight stretching of your budget to a carbon fibre one.

There are good tripods to be had under £100, but they will be heavier than the CF ones. Slik, and Velbon are good contenders, but Bristol Cameras do the Velbon CF 535 for £115.
No, won't be carrying for long periods so weight isn't an issue.

By the way, after trying out a couple, got me a Nikkor 18-70, thanks for the advice
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What were you thinking of using it for?
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What were you thinking of using it for?
Gonna try me some night photography, but won't be travelling far.
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Re: Sub £100 Tripod

A friend has just brought a Manfrotto 190XPROB which looked a very good tripod, it can be picked up for around £85, without a head though!!! so if you have a head you can attach might be an option.

You can pick a decent head up for around £40!!
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Re: Sub £100 Tripod

Got to agree that the Manfrotto's are good, but also that they would be well over the budget with a head. The Velbon from Bristol Cameras includes a head.
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As weight would not be too much of a problem, consider a 2nd hand Benbo.
It's the finest tripod I know of for versatility and stability. I bought mine for £40...Kenny
 
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Re: Sub £100 Tripod

Manfrotto's are good for stability, I have one. May be worth seeing if you can either get a head and pod deal or a second hand one.
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Fiesol. Google for it.
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It's the finest tripod I know of for versatility and stability. I bought mine for £40...Kenny
Yup, for versatility, stability and weather sealing, got to say my Benbo Trekker is ideal. It's a little long when unextended as it has only two sections but for macro, waterfalls and landscapes it's superb.

I have a rubbish video tripod (cost me a fiver!) for 'local' shots as it's incredibly stable but heavy (and I don't need any versatility out of it!)
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Re: Sub £100 Tripod

Tiltall's are a little on the heavier side, but they're bulletproof and'll last forever.
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