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can anyone reccommend a hardy tripod decent height and at a reasonable price or where to look and oblige, ronnie, (stokesy)
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keenest prices you can muster
I got a Giotto's MTL9351 B Tripod a few years back - solid, removable centre column. I got mine with a ball head as i don't like all the sticking out bits on a pan an tilt style head.
It seemed to be a fraction taller than the manfrotto - it was around the £100 mark.
I strap it on the backback and go walking - its get wet, muddy and sprayed with salt still seems fine.
i just got my self one of these Giottos MTL8350B Tripod, i liked the size & would like it to take on holiday. see here
Quote: as i don't like all the sticking out bits on a pan an tilt style head.
I think you would like the Arca Swiss D4m
ha ha they cost more than a bloody tripod ! could of gave a link , see here
You don't mention the equipment you use or how often you intend to use it or under what conditions .....
One of the cheapest ways to get a big-name tripod is the Manfrotto MKC3-H01 Compact Tripod. Up to 1500mm high when extended and fitted with a trigger style ball head for £39.00 from Wex Photographic.
This month's DSLR Photography has a group test and the top two were Giottos MTL9261B and Manfrotto 190XProB - both a smidge under £100.
And for ballheads there are Slik SBH280E (£75) and Velbon QHD53D at £60.
Or get thyself down to Jessops and manhandle a few.
Manfrotto are good
3 Legged Thing are great. A little more pricey than those mentioned above but built to last forever and made in England.
I've used the Manfrotto 055 for 6 years, not cleaned it, been immersed more times than I care to remember in the sea, yes I had to free one screw earlier this year, and I'm not the most careful user of my tripod.
But be careful going for too cheap a brand, ensure they are sturdy, keep away from the lightweight aluminium all in ones.
thanks to everyone so far, I use a canon 50d sometimes with a 150-500mm sigma, its the height I need as in some situations for wildlife and sturdy up north in the wind
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