tripod help

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    • #45131
      AvatarAnonymous
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      looking to buy a tripod for my gl2, it has to be around $100, any good recommendations?

    • #187967
      AvatarAnonymous
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      Bestbuy has a tripod for $78.00 dollars that I use for my GL2. It also turns into a mono-pod. It is amazing and I highly recommend it!

    • #187968
      AvatarAnonymous
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      is this the tripod?

      http://www.bestbuy.com/site/olspage.jsp?skuId=8480636&st=tripod&type=product&id=1185268654383

      Also how does it do with panning and stuff?

      GO4IT!

      Will

    • #187969
      AvatarRob
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      A tripod is something that you can’t really be cheap about. You want one that has a fluid head, a sliding plate so you can balance the weight of your camera, and some good weight to it so that when you’re zoomed in it doesn’t shake too much. I have a good tripod that works well when I zoom my GL2 in all the way, but when I throw my 2X teleconverter on, it’s no longer stable enough.

      You get what you pay for with this item, and I doubt you are going to find a truly decent tripod for 100 dollars. Throw down at least 200, man.

    • #187970
      AvatarAnonymous
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      I have to agree with robgrauert. I got my first fluid head not long ago. The difference between that and the consumer tripods at bestbuy, circuit city, etc., is night and day. I got a Davis and Sanford from B&H. It came with a free dolly, case and extra slide mounting plate – all for $200. Not sure when I’ll use the dolly, but it’s cool to have.

      http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/243272-REG/Davis_Sanford_PROVISTA7518_Pro_Vista_Tripod_with.html

      This tripod is really pretty good, but not pretty great. Still I think I got my money’s worth.

      BTW – I using a 3.3 lb. VX2100 and it is rock solid on this pod.

      Good Luck in your search.

    • #187971
      AvatarRob
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      Yea. I think my friend has that tripod, FallingStarFilms. I personally wouldn’t get it. I’m sure it functions great, but I prefer tripods with the crutch style legs rather the telescoping legs. They’re just easier to latch and unlatch. Nice choice though. Dollies are fun to use too.

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