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A travelling tripod

I am deciding between these 2 traveling tripods.
Anyone have experiences with them?

Thanks,
Leo



Rangers 55" Professional Aluminum Tripod Monopod with Ball Head for DSLR
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B019RT ... _qh_dp_hza

Neewer 66 inch portable carbon fiber tripod review for DSLRs and Mirrorless Cameras
https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B00NSE ... _qh_dp_hza
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Personal choice, but maybe the Neewer, since its "carbon fibre" and a bit taller.
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Just my opinion, if you must stick to around that budget, I would either use the money to get a used or entry model from a well known tripod maker. First off, they tend to make better tripods, they build their product from their experience and they usually come with better warranty so it is in the maker's interest that they will last, too. On that topic, a known maker would be able to provide support, service and parts, if something were to happen, otherwise your only opinion would be to replace. This is why better tripods also hold the value a bit better if and when you decided to trade up, those two you listed you pretty much have to give them away by that time.

Budget Tripod Examples:
https://www.amazon.ca/Sprint-Aluminum-T ... ripod&th=1
https://www.amazon.ca/Manfrotto-MKBFR1A ... tto+befree
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Thanks for everyone's input!

Leo
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i have the ranger, and used it on my iceland trip. worked well. could be a little big for a travel one
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rebel_rfd wrote:
Mar 22nd, 2018 1:59 pm
What type of photography and what body?
Just for a Fuji mirrorless body, primarily used for long exposure night photography, astrophotography and city landscape shots really...

I've never owned a travel tripod, and I've generally just been using a mini tabletop tripod or (knockoff) Jobi gorillapod type setup, but it's really limiting at times...
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I picked up a Joby 5K during the eBay coupons, worked out to a cheap deal when you find a cheap seller for it too.

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