Giottos MTL9251B + MH5001 Tripod Kit

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by NStocks, Nov 18, 2008.

  1. NStocks macrumors 65816

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    I came across this tripod in a Photography magazine I get every month. Its on special offer over the Christmas season, but I have got a price match, and got it below £90 for the whole kit.

    Is it any good ? Stable, strong. and what about the head can it be reversed so that the camera is below the top of the tripod.

    Thanks

    NStocks
     
  2. jimothyGator macrumors member

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    Get a ballhead

    I can't speak to the tripod itself, but forget the included head and go for a ballhead, unless you specialize in architectural photography. For any other type of photography, you're going to want the speed and flexibility of a ballhead. I particular recommend Really Right Stuff's ballheads, though they are not cheap. Invest in the best tripod and ballhead you can afford, because if you go the cheap route, you're just going to get frustrated and replace it later, so you end up costing yourself more, not less, in the long run. I, by the way, did not follow this advice which is why I'm able to give it.
     
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