Tripod Suggestions

Discussion in 'Digital Video' started by Illmetaphor, Jan 5, 2010.

  1. Illmetaphor macrumors member

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    I have a Canon HF S 10...I am going to be shooting events, music videos, concerts, sports, interviews, anything really.

    Can anyone suggest a good Tripod for less than $100 ? Keep in mind I will hopefully be jumping to prosumer in the next 6 months.
     
  2. puckhead193 macrumors G3

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  3. 2jaded2care macrumors 6502

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    I'm not aware of a decent fluid head/tripod combo for less than $100 new.

    If you can go closer to $200, I'd consider either the Matthews M25 or Libec TH-650DV from B&H or Markertek. I haven't used either of these exactly, but the Libec TH-M20 (previous, discontinued model) works OK for the price, around $180. You might find one used on eBay for around $100 if you're patient (I did).

    Good luck.
     
  4. martinX macrumors 6502a

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    Take a look at Velbon (for example). I tried one recently (can't remember the model, sorry) and was very surprised at both it's weight (solid, not flimsy) and the smoothness of the head's action. I would say it was as good as the Manfrotto 190 with 128RC head I have at home. The Velbon was under A$100, too. Not too many Manfrottos are...
     

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