Tripod Recommendations

Discussion in 'Digital Photography' started by cjscrofani, Feb 28, 2011.

  1. cjscrofani macrumors newbie

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    I'm looking to buy a tripod for my Canon Rebel T2i.

    Price Range: $100-200

    What should I get?
     
  2. VirtualRain macrumors 603

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    I just purchased a solid (and heavy) Vanguard Alta Pro for $200 with ball head that stays in the trunk of my car. I use a lighter smaller Giottos tripod for travel.

    Vanguard make a variety of tripods using CF or Aluminum legs, in 3 or 4 sections, and some VERY nice ball heads, at excellent prices (great value!).

    They are very well designed with nice features and extremely sturdy.

    I highly recommend you check them out before making a purchase decision...
    http://www.vanguardworld.com/
     
  3. MattSepeta macrumors 65816

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  4. fcortese macrumors demi-god

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    I have the same Manfrotto tripod. It's rock solid has to option of the center post to slide sideways.
     
  5. cjscrofani thread starter macrumors newbie

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  6. JDDavis macrumors 65816

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    I use the 55XPROB as well and am very happy with it. I use the 322RC2 Joystick Head on it and am also very pleased with how solid it is and how easy it is to use.
     
  7. TheDrift- macrumors 6502a

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    Another vote for the 55xprob, heavy but otherwise really goof.

    Cant remember where I read it (might have been on these forums somewhere) but someone came out with a great quote about the..

    'law of tripods'
    Sturdy
    Lightweight
    Inexpensive

    You can only have 2, the 55xprob is sturdy and inexpensive, your looking at round 3 times the cost for a carbon fibre one, of the same quality
     
  8. Ish macrumors 68000

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