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Which tripod is good for beginner ?

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Mar 28, 2007
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Which tripod is good for beginner ?

Looking for tripod for my canon60d
Is Manfrotto a good brand?
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Yes. My most used tripod is actually a 055xprob by Manfrotto. Fantastic versatile tripod! I coupled it with a 486rc2 ballhead. I think the combo was about $300. Well worth the price!
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Manfrotto is a good brand. Unlike camera bodies and (to a lesser extent) camera lens, tripods do no go obsolete. Spend money on a good one because it will last you a long long time.
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I also have the 055xb with ball-head. but it's heavy. the manfrotto 190 is fine if the op has a smaller camera like u4/3 or mirrorless models. the 055 goes higher which is why i bought it. the exposure show is coming up in october so if waiting for that is an option, there'll be plenty to try with manufacturers reps to listen to. i'm also sure there are other brands with equivalent quality tripods.
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There are many used but in excellent condition, Manfrotto tripods on Kijiji.

I picked myself up a carbon fiber Manfrotto one last week.
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Aug 20th, 2012 6:58 am
I also have the 055xb with ball-head. but it's heavy. the manfrotto 190 is fine if the op has a smaller camera like u4/3 or mirrorless models. the 055 goes higher which is why i bought it. the exposure show is coming up in october so if waiting for that is an option, there'll be plenty to try with manufacturers reps to listen to. i'm also sure there are other brands with equivalent quality tripods.
The 190 is fine for not so pro DSLRs without pro tele/zoom lenses. As long as you have a good head paired.

I have the 055 xpro b as well, just for the durability in outdoor conditions. Cold or hot, moist, wet etc etc etc. 7 years and running strong!
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Just make sure the tripod/head combination can support the weight of your body+lenses.
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If you are doing:

Video: Manfrotto is a must.
Photography: Just a sturdy enough tripod that will support your equipment. You may want something smaller too depending on what you will be doing.
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Manfrotto is good , but for video buy monopod , it is much more convinient for run and gun shooting. it is cheaper. 70-80 Cad. and it is more important than tripod
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I am very much a beginner - I just bought the Henry's "HT100 Premium (lol) Tripod with Deluxe (lol again) Case" for $100.

Played with it in store - and it will suit my needs of just trying to get a nicer shot here and there. Fact it came with any bag was a bonus.

- Extends quite tall if you need it
- Comes with bag
- Quick release

I don't know what a great tripod is, or how much I'll use one so this seemed like a great place to start.
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we all start that way. then we get a better one. then we get one that will do us for a few years. finally we get a great one. these junky panhead models will do down the road for your point and shoot or maybe a light stand. so they're not wasted money. but you will quickly find the limitations of this model.

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