Need a tripod...Need reccomendations

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by MrMacMini, Jul 2, 2010.

  1. MrMacMini macrumors regular

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    Ok so I finally ordered my Canon HV40 and should be receiving it soon (thanks to everyone here for helping choose the camera), but now I need a decent tripod to go with it.

    There are so many choices that I don't know what to choose.

    Can anyone please recommend a decent tripod, lets say, under $200?

    Thanks
     
  2. advres Guest

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    For a cheap setup I like Manfrotto... I personally wouldn't go THIS cheap but this is a pretty good setup for ~$200. You can probably find it cheaper but I like B&H

    http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/567602-REG/Manfrotto_190XDB_with_701HDV_Video.html
     
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  4. advres Guest

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    Well the only reason I said that is because I would be using bigger cameras and would need a more robust fluid head and heavier legs. The HV40 is light enough that the sticks and head I suggested would be fine.

    I use this one for my DSLR shooting still and video. A bit overkill but I prefer it. When it comes to sticks, bigger is better IMHO. http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/481985-REG/Manfrotto_190XB_3_Section_Tripod_with.html

    see... overkill :D

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  5. MrMacMini thread starter macrumors regular

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    Looks good. Ill start small. When I start getting into the bigger camera's Ill make sure to get a stronger tripod. Thanks for all the info!
     

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