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stokesy 7 2 Scotland
7 Dec 2012 4:34PM
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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stokesy 7 2 Scotland
7 Dec 2012 4:35PM
keenest prices you can muster
JackAllTog Plus
9 5.0k 58 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 5:37PM
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.
colin beeley Plus
15 1.2k 10 England
7 Dec 2012 6:21PM
i just got my self one of these Giottos MTL8350B Tripod, i liked the size & would like it to take on holiday. see here
JJGEE 13 7.1k 18 England
7 Dec 2012 7:46PM

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 Wink
colin beeley Plus
15 1.2k 10 England
7 Dec 2012 8:10PM
ha ha they cost more than a bloody tripod ! could of gave a link , see here
UKMike2013 5 20 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 9:02PM
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.
mikehit 8 8.0k 13 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 10:11PM
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.
puertouk 6 1.1k 17 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 10:29PM
Manfrotto are good
RobboB Plus
11 132 United Kingdom
7 Dec 2012 10:48PM
3 Legged Thing are great. A little more pricey than those mentioned above but built to last forever and made in England.
Nick_w Plus
10 4.3k 99 England
7 Dec 2012 10:54PM
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.
stokesy 7 2 Scotland
8 Dec 2012 9:22AM
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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