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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 8:14 pm 
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Hi folks, as my sig shows, I'm currently struggling along with a wreck of a tripod, bought as a 21st birthday present for my dad, who's now 48. I only have £25-£30 to spend on a replacement, although I'm happy to buy used.
I'd like something fairly lightweight, but able to hold my Canon 50d with a large Sigma 135-400mm lens (without tripod collar) successfully. It would also be nice to have levelling indicators too.
Can anyone recommend a suitable tripod for me?

Thanks in advance, Adam.

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Hi Adam, I'm afraid I've got bad news - it'll be hard to get a quality tripod for that sort of money. You'll really notice the flimsy build quality with a big lens too.

If you want something stable for your 50D and that lens, you'll need to spend more. I'd check out your local camera store to see the build quality and stability of different models in person if I were you.


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Thanks for the advice Gordon, I feared that would be the answer really. Well, I suppose I'd better keep saving, see if I can get a bit more cash together :)

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Just another thing, does anyone know if I can get a replacement tripod collar for my Sigma lens? I bought it second hand and unfortunately it's missing.

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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 10:27 pm 
For your budget the joby gorillapod SLR zoom might be the best option.

Check out Gordon's review: http://cameralabs.com/reviews/Joby_Gorillapod_SLR_Zoom/


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PostPosted: Sun Apr 18, 2010 11:20 pm 
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Maybe this?
http://www.amazon.co.uk/Manfrotto-785B-Modo-Tripod/dp/B000L462RA/ref=sr_1_2?ie=UTF8&s=electronics&qid=1271632757&sr=8-2

As has been said though, that is a low price for a tripod. How about just getting the legs and using your existing head for it?

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What would you pick?
http://www.foka.nl/site/gitzo-g1098-basalt-p-22278.html
or
http://www.foka.nl/site/redged-rtb324-s ... 15194.html
ballhead will be
http://www.foka.nl/site/manfrotto-324rc ... 18696.html


I'm gonna use tripod with d90 and nikkor 70-300

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After a quick google search the tripod collar you need is the: Sigma TS-21 Tripod Collar

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 27, 2010 9:41 am 
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Friends,

Any suggestions of best tripod for Canon 500D with Sigma 150-500 mm lens?
Mostly will be using canon 70-300 IS lens with camera.

My budget is 250$ NZ or near by can go up or down

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Have a look at the Camlink TP Pro range of tripods, even though the RRP of the 24A is £75 you can get hold of one for £46.

Camlink web page
http://www.camlink.eu.com/products/trip ... RO24A.html

Good prices from these guys
http://www.binoculars-uk.co.uk/acatalog ... ipods.html

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