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bearbo
Feb 22, 2007, 12:47 PM
can someone advice me toward a good tripod purchase? it doesn't have to be fancy, just something sturdy, preferrably light... i have about 150.

it'd be a plus if it can be of some form that i can take it with me all over the place. :)

thanks!

edit: i really would appreciate if you provide a model number



fuzzwud
Feb 22, 2007, 01:05 PM
I recommend Bogen brand tripods

jlcharles
Feb 22, 2007, 01:10 PM
amvona.com on ebay. if you're patient, you can get a nice set of carbon fiber legs for under $70 shipped and use the rest towards any head you want.

bearbo
Feb 22, 2007, 02:49 PM
what tripod do y'all use? how do you like them?

some model number would be nice

shecky
Feb 22, 2007, 02:54 PM
i use bogen/manfrotto 3021BPRO legs and a bogen/manfrotto 3047 3-way head (i do not like the ball heads personally)

not the lightest thing out there, but very stable and durable as hell. got it all at B+H.

Lovesong
Feb 22, 2007, 03:05 PM
I have the Bogen Manfrotto 3021B legs with a pan-tilt head. A bit more than what you're looking to spend, relatively heavy, but in all honesty, it's the best investment I've made so far. Sturdy, solid, and flexible.

Sorry- this: http://www.adorama.com/BG3021BPK3.html

bearbo
Feb 22, 2007, 11:29 PM
could you have taken the 3021B on a trip? say put in a midsized luggage?