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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:13 pm 
Hey,

I think I'm gonna buy a tripod :)
I'm not 100% sure..
First off all, I would like one to film better with my D90.
But I hope I can also take easy pictures with it.
It also has to be light, but steady enough..

Do I got to buy seperate shizzle, I mean the tripod and a thing where the camera fits on. And maybe in the future, when I'd get a lens with a tripod attachment, will it fit?

I heard Gordon saying in a tut on YT, that every photographer needs one, so I guess I also need one :roll:

Joren


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PostPosted: Wed Aug 12, 2009 1:36 pm 
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...It also has to be light, but steady enough...

I think you'll have problems. My own need was for a lightweight tripod that I could put on the backpack. I chose a good ball-head but even with the backpack slung below the tripod to gain extra stability I try to use a remote shutter release if I want maximum stability. But when filming I believe the consensus is to use a pan-head and, because you are holding it while panning and/or tilting there's no substitute for a good sturdy heavy tripod. :?

I'm not recommending a particular manufacturer in doing this but you might find it useful to have a look at this Manfrotto product page where they helpfully differentiate their product range into "Photo" and "Video" categories.

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Definitely get a (fluid) panhead, it's so much better than a ballhead for filming. I have an old Velbon D500, and it works great. Not the sturdiest type, but it does the job. Velbon has a great cheap line of tripods, is way better than what you find at wal-mart and the like.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 11:46 am 
I searched around for a bit and yea I guess that I was looking for that type of tripods..
But If I also need to take good pictures, will it be handy enough, or do I need a second one ? :)


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I think one tripod will be more than enough to start out with ;)

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2009 6:40 pm 
Citruspers wrote:
I think one tripod will be more than enough to start out with ;)


Agree, I'm still Ok with El Cheapo grante 'made in China' Tripod to start with (Well at least for me).


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 17, 2009 8:29 pm 
but I mean...
I want a good tripod, that isn't dead after 1 year :)
And I didn't mean to say that I want to buy 2 tripods.
But I just wanne be sure that my tripod can hold my camera + hold an umbrella + hold an external flash + that I can attach a film head on (don't know how they call it :))

Thanks for the previous comments


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You need a lightstand for umbrella's plus flashes, unless you come up with your own design ;)

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Citruspers wrote:
You need a lightstand for umbrella's plus flashes, unless you come up with your own design ;)


...or take a friend.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 18, 2009 9:03 am 
But, can't I attach an umbrella head (or how do you call it?) to my tripod? :roll:
and also the head for a external flash..

Omg, so ya need to buy a second one for attaching that stuff :cry:
:shock: I don't like that sh*t :roll:

So the only thing I can attach to a tripod is a ballhead or some head for filming?

Thanks guys!

update: lolz, I just wanted to share this, maybe a good solution for later xD

http://www.cs.hmc.edu/~geoff/diy/lightstand.html


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I have attached an umbrella and flash to a tripod, but it's more a DIY project.

Pictures to come.

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2009 8:56 pm 
What means DIY project? :)

Btw, I'm going for a Gitzo/manfrotto + ballhead with pan facilities, but I don't know which yet...
I didn't know that those tripods were so expensive.
I thought I could buy it for around €100 :shock:
If you guys got some advice, it would be welcome!

Thanks


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DIY means do-it-yourself ;)

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