Free Shipping on ALL Products
camera reviewsbest cameraslens reviewsphotography tipscamera forumvideo toursphotography bookssupport me
It is currently Sat Apr 19, 2014 10:49 pm

All times are UTC




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Selecting a Tripod
PostPosted: Mon Nov 15, 2010 11:32 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 21, 2009 3:27 am
Posts: 916
Location: UK
I am looking for a tripod that is a carbon fibre "Professional" sort, but not too expensive, I am not really looking to spend £100.

I would like it to have a fluid ish head, and legs that open out to allow me to have the camera/camcorder fairly low down.

I am looking for a head and legs, and not too expensive.

_________________
Canon EOS 500D
Lenses: EFS 18-55mm IS, EF 50mm F/1.8 II

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 3:34 pm 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Wed Mar 25, 2009 2:52 pm
Posts: 575
Location: Scotland
Camlink do some reasonably priced products I have seen the Carbon 24 with 3 way pan/tilt head for £130 not sure there is anything else made of carbon fibre that will come close to your price point.
http://www.camlink.eu.com/products/trip ... BON24.html

_________________
Nikon D90
Nikkor AF-S DX; 18-105 f/3.5-5.6G VR, 55-300 f/4.5-5.6G VR, 35mm f/1.8G
Speedlight SB-700

http://keystrokesukimages.com


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:41 pm 
Offline
Site Admin
User avatar

Joined: Tue Nov 08, 2005 3:32 pm
Posts: 9952
Location: Queenstown, New Zealand
You may find some of the products in this review useful, but again the price point is too high. Carbon fiber models are generally quite pricey.

http://www.cameralabs.com/reviews/Manfr ... YB_tripod/

I'd not recommend buying a cheap tripod as it will inevitably disappoint over time. Maybe a gorillapod could be a good solution?


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Tue Nov 16, 2010 10:46 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:52 am
Posts: 861
Location: Surrey, UK
I recently had the same problem but discovered this tripod.
http://www.jessops.com/online.store/pro ... /show.html

The tripod has very good reviews however I have not tried it.

_________________
Camera: Canon 550D with battery grip
Lenses: Canon 24-105mm f/4L, Canon 50mm f1.4, Canon 18-55mm, Tamron 70-300mm,
Accessories: Manfrotto 055XPROB with 808RC4 head, Canon 430ex II speedlite, Lowepro Nova 180AW and Lowepro Pro Runner 450AW


Oh that is so lame, every hot girl who can aim a camera thinks she’s a photographer -Stewie Griffin


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:16 am 
Offline
User avatar

Joined: Mon Dec 21, 2009 3:27 am
Posts: 916
Location: UK
not neccesarily carbon fibre, but a pro type of tripod.

_________________
Canon EOS 500D
Lenses: EFS 18-55mm IS, EF 50mm F/1.8 II

Image


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Nov 17, 2010 12:23 am 
Offline

Joined: Sun Aug 29, 2010 11:52 am
Posts: 861
Location: Surrey, UK
you can get quite a lot of pro tripods for £100 but they are all very heavy. Do not reject the tripod because it is made by jessops. It is very strong and light.

_________________
Camera: Canon 550D with battery grip
Lenses: Canon 24-105mm f/4L, Canon 50mm f1.4, Canon 18-55mm, Tamron 70-300mm,
Accessories: Manfrotto 055XPROB with 808RC4 head, Canon 430ex II speedlite, Lowepro Nova 180AW and Lowepro Pro Runner 450AW


Oh that is so lame, every hot girl who can aim a camera thinks she’s a photographer -Stewie Griffin


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 6 posts ] 

All times are UTC


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  

All words, images, videos and layout, copyright 2005-2012 Gordon Laing. May not be used without permission.
/ How we test / Best Cameras / Advertising / Camera reviews / Supporting Camera Labs

Webdesign by Alphabase IT
Powered by phpBB® Forum Software © phpBB Group