Recommend me a tripod
Mar 15, 2007 at 3:20 AM Post #3 of 32

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I think the best bang for the buck is the Bogen 3021, I don't know which Manfrotto that corresponds to. If you are short, you can get by with the 3001.
 
Mar 15, 2007 at 3:23 AM Post #4 of 32

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I think the best bang for the buck is the Bogen 3021, I don't know which Manfrotto that corresponds to. If you are short, you can get by with the 3001.


x2. Can't go wrong with these. They are excellent
 
Mar 15, 2007 at 3:43 AM Post #5 of 32

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3021 is a great tripod.
 
Mar 15, 2007 at 4:25 AM Post #6 of 32

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Mar 15, 2007 at 4:30 AM Post #8 of 32

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Nicely played, sir, nicely played!
 
Mar 15, 2007 at 5:05 AM Post #9 of 32

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both the 3021 and 3221 is still within budget...for 20bucks more, i think the 3221 may be a better buy. I'd drop by a local store to check them out. Which head should I be looking for? I'm not a big fan of ball head though
 
Mar 15, 2007 at 6:01 AM Post #11 of 32

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I recommend the 3001 to 3021 series. I use a 3021 Pro at work, and it's very steady. I would get a 3 way head instead of the 2 way head because it's more flexible at positioning when you're not on level ground (which is why ballheads are more useful). What's nice about the 3021 Pro is it's ability to position the vertical column into horizontal for those vertical shots. If you can spare another $100+, B&H is selling a 3021 kit w/ carrying bag.
 
Mar 15, 2007 at 6:09 AM Post #12 of 32

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The only tripod I would recommend in that price range is a Tiltall. A bit idiosyncratic, though.

Cheap tripods are a false economy - I went through 3 Manfrottos before I gave up and got my current Gitzo 1127 with an Acratech head. The price of the Manfrottos combined is roughly the same as the Gitzo leg set. The basalt Gitzos are almost as light as the carbon fiber ones, and much cheaper.
 
Mar 15, 2007 at 6:12 AM Post #13 of 32

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I'm not a big fan of ball head though


Is this for a still camera?
 
Mar 15, 2007 at 6:14 AM Post #14 of 32

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The only tripod I would recommend in that price range is a Tiltall. A bit idiosyncratic, though.

Cheap tripods are a false economy - I went through 3 Manfrottos before I gave up and got my current Gitzo 1127 with an Acratech head. The price of the Manfrottos combined is roughly the same as the Gitzo leg set. The basalt Gitzos are almost as light as the carbon fiber ones, and much cheaper.



What happened to the Manfrottos? Did they break?
 

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