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    Camera tripod budget £25

    Looking for a tripod for my canon sx 280 HS. I'm not a professional so I don't really know what tripod to get at a low price that is good can be heavy or lightweight whatever is better... I'm just starting out on camera photography usually use phone as it's more handy but want to become more professional also want to start YouTube so one that can hold for long time.
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    if anyone's interested I've settled on this Height is just under 5ft which would be great for making YouTube videos as well as taking pictures of landscape argos.co.uk/pro…938

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    There are tripods and then there are TRIPODS. If you aren't looking to pay Megabucks for a pro then I would at least suggest looking at one with a quick release plate/shoe. This way, the plate can stay attached to your camera when not mounted on your tripod.

    I've picked up many tripods over the years from charity shops for mere chump change and car boot sales etc. but if you do look at these places, make sure it has it's quick release plate as many on offer have these missing. Don't get caught out.

    Another good option/addition for speed is to consider a monopod. As the name suggests, it's like a tripod but only one leg. Easy mount for your camera in tight or narrow spots - such as shooting in crowds or sporting events etc.

    Best regards, Phsy.

    Cheap 'n' cheerful but it'll still do the job:

    ebay.co.uk/itm…200?hash=item58db608658:g:BIAAAOSwCU1Ym-0e

    Of course, eBay is littered with others but I only looked at UK supplied models. Mind you, I did note it is an overseas seller but they may drop ship to a warehouse/supplier in the UK. Worth a punt, maybe?
    Edited by: "Phsycronix" 18th May

    Don't use a monopod... You'll get mocked if you use a monopod with a light set up!

    Argos? Not as cheap as above but ability to return if rubbish.. argos.co.uk/pro…152

    I would go for the Argos over the cheaper eBay one.

    Alot of YouTubers use gorillapod style tripods, worth a look if you want something super compact mainly for video. Just Google gorillapod

    This one seems quite robust for under £15 - Camlink TP330: ebay.co.uk/itm…804


    Plenty more details for the same tripod at 7DayShop (where it's costlier incl del): 7dayshop.com/pro…330

    I personally wouldn't recommend buying any tripod, like the one featured in post 4, with the legs linked together.
    They may be OK for flat surfaces, but if you intend to use it outside when taking landscapes etc, I'd get one where the legs move independently and can be locked in various positions.

    Ideally, you want to tripod that's light another to carry, so you don't leave it at home or in the car.
    But, sturdy enough not to blow over when it's windy.
    Carbon fibre is good, but is more expensive than metal.

    The most versatile tripods, can extend past your head height and can also spend their legs out, so the camera is low to the ground.

    I'd start with a Manfrotto and work up from there.
    They have/had comparison charts on their site, which can help you decide which tripod is best for you i.e. the weight of the camera/lens etc, your height etc.

    Remember, you're not a proper photographer until you use a tripod, you're just someone who takes snaps

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    if anyone's interested I've settled on this Height is just under 5ft which would be great for making YouTube videos as well as taking pictures of landscape argos.co.uk/pro…938

    skittles1405

    if anyone's interested I've settled on this Height is just under 5ft … if anyone's interested I've settled on this Height is just under 5ft which would be great for making YouTube videos as well as taking pictures of landscape http://www.argos.co.uk/product/6516938


    Hmm, odd choice. I thought you wanted a 'tripod' for stability etc. I take it your Youtubing is of others and not yourself as the Monopod won't support itself. I only mentioned it as an addition to a standard tripod for occasional situations where a tripod isn't practical.

    Oh well. I hope you get on with your new kit. If your camera has image stabilisation then you may have to leave it turned on (using the monopod) instead of turning it off with a tripod. Of course if you are working in RAW as opposed to Jpeg then that might not be an option...

    Regards, Phsy.
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