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    Fogey
    Fogey  168 forum posts United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
    13 Sep 2013 - 12:27 PM

    I'm in the market for a decent tripod.

    What I want is a portable carbon fibre tripod that will enable me to take low angle shots as well as the normal shots, together with a ball head that doesn't need a mortgage to buy.

    Any ideas, anybody?

    Last Modified By Fogey at 13 Sep 2013 - 2:12 PM
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    HSTONEY222
    13 Sep 2013 - 1:52 PM

    Hello Fogey,
    Why don't you try the Manfrotto range of tripods they have low angle legs,
    and depending what eqt you use will depend on a ball head, just got a mini ball head,
    and that will take up to 7000 kg. hope this help you.

    Howard.Wink

    Fogey
    Fogey  168 forum posts United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
    13 Sep 2013 - 2:13 PM

    Thank you HSTONEY222

    I'll have a look.

    Paul Morgan
    Paul Morgan e2 Member 1315352 forum postsPaul Morgan vcard England6 Constructive Critique Points
    13 Sep 2013 - 2:38 PM

    All depends on how much you want to spend and the weight your going to be using.

    At the bottom end these hama`s are pretty good.

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hama-Traveller-Compact-Pro-Tripod/dp/B002L4ODDS/ref=pd_s...

    At the mo I quite like these Smile

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Fotopro-Magnesium-Aluminium-Monopod-MiniTripod/dp/B0095G...

    And this

    http://www.amazon.co.uk/Rollei-Fotopro-Tripod-Panoramic-Orange/dp/B00B70OQXY/ref...

    Last Modified By Paul Morgan at 13 Sep 2013 - 3:01 PM
    mikehit
    mikehit  56454 forum posts United Kingdom9 Constructive Critique Points
    13 Sep 2013 - 3:16 PM

    The Velbon Ultra Rexi-L is as light as many CF tripods of a comparable size and packs down smaller than most as well and for me that is the biggest bonus.
    With the Manfrotto 496RC2 head you will have a reasonably-priced combo.

    HSTONEY222
    13 Sep 2013 - 3:26 PM

    Fogey,made error,Mafrotto midi ball 498 RC4 takes 8,000 not 7,000,
    and the manfrotto055cxpro3 will also take 8,000 kg .

    Howard.

    PhilScot
    PhilScot  8273 forum posts United Kingdom
    13 Sep 2013 - 3:36 PM

    Hstone222, I think you got your metric weights a bit wrongGrin

    "just got a mini ball head, and that will take up to 7000 kg" Grin - 7 metric tonnes from a ball head, buy it today. WinkWink

    Last Modified By PhilScot at 13 Sep 2013 - 3:40 PM
    HSTONEY222
    13 Sep 2013 - 3:45 PM


    Quote: Hstone222, I think you got your metric weights a bit wrongGrin

    "just got a mini ball head, and that will take up to 7000 kg" Grin - 7 metric tonnes from a ball head, buy it today. WinkWink

    ,

    THANK YOU , it should have been 8,000 g
    Howard.

    Terry L
    Terry L e2 Member 10577 forum postsTerry L vcard England5 Constructive Critique Points
    13 Sep 2013 - 4:07 PM


    Quote: The Velbon Ultra Rexi-L is as light as many CF tripods of a comparable size and packs down smaller than most as well and for me that is the biggest bonus.
    With the Manfrotto 496RC2 head you will have a reasonably-priced combo.

    +1

    Terry

    Fogey
    Fogey  168 forum posts United Kingdom13 Constructive Critique Points
    13 Sep 2013 - 6:13 PM

    Thank you all for your suggestions. Seems I have a bit of reading to do. Smile

    marcfreund636
    23 Sep 2013 - 10:19 AM

    Try to read this article "digitalcameraworld.com/2013/03/08/best-budget-tripods-6-top-models-tested-and-rated/" i am sure you like it.

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