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Which Tripod for beginner

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2y, 1w agoPosted 2 years, 1 week ago
Looking to buy a Tripod and budget is around £50 mark.

Not sure if I should buy Velbon / Mantona / Hama I need a sturdy one and medium to light weight with a level indicator. Any recommendations from users used these and exact model number.

Thanks
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2y, 1w agoPosted 2 years, 1 week ago
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#1
7dayshop have a range of cheap tripods. I've purchased from them before.

This one seems to get very good reviews and is very practical.

http://www.7dayshop.com/camera-tripods-monpods-accessories/7dayshop-tripods-travel-pro-tripod-for-professional-photo-video-use-includes-case

Not sure if it has a level but to be honest I have never used a level, I would prefer to just use grids on my camera display. You can buy replacement mounting plates in case you use more than one camera.
#2
I got a Velbon D700, I managed to snag one off eBay the other year. Paid about £20 in total, and it was an amazing piece of kit. I don't use it as much though.

Liquid motion head, quick release, level etc on it. Not the lightest of tripods, but for the kit it was well worth the cost I paid, since they did retail for £120+ new.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Velbon-D-700-professional-tripod-with-mini-pro-fluid-pan-head-/161553564638?pt=UK_Tripods_Monopods&hash=item259d57c3de
#3
what are you trying to hold up? they have weight limits. any old make will do for a compact but for a full frame with bulky zoom lens you're risking you're gear by skimping on tripods
for expensive gear i'd only go for trusted makes
i started off with hama....slowly moving to manfrotto as and when my budget allows, although rarely do tripod work so not a priority for me
#4
DennisG
what are you trying to hold up? they have weight limits. any old make will do for a compact but for a full frame with bulky zoom lens you're risking you're gear by skimping on tripods
for expensive gear i'd only go for trusted makes
i started off with hama....slowly moving to manfrotto as and when my budget allows, although rarely do tripod work so not a priority for me

Well I'm more concerned on the gear and hence trying to find the best. Mine as off now is a D3200 with a 18-300mm lens. Might upgrade to a different body later sometime.
#5
kos1c
I got a Velbon D700, I managed to snag one off eBay the other year. Paid about £20 in total, and it was an amazing piece of kit. I don't use it as much though.

Liquid motion head, quick release, level etc on it. Not the lightest of tripods, but for the kit it was well worth the cost I paid, since they did retail for £120+ new.

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Velbon-D-700-professional-tripod-with-mini-pro-fluid-pan-head-/161553564638?pt=UK_Tripods_Monopods&hash=item259d57c3de

Thanks for the link and recommendation
#6
quite a heavy combo so I'd def be more comfortable with a manfotto over say a hama
my hama was used for kit lens and crop sensor compact(ish) SLR for which it was fine. current set up is considerably heavier and I wouldn't really trust it to that same tripod
#7
If you can, i would advise you to wait until you can spend a bit more and go for something from Manfrotto
#8
Dyslexic_Dog
If you can, i would advise you to wait until you can spend a bit more and go for something from Manfrotto

Any particular Manfrotto series or a specific one as I see they are between £49 to £179 in Amazon.
#9
Try your local car boot. In the past have picked up reasonable quality ones for a £5.

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