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Old Nov 18, 2011, 9:31 PM   #1
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Default Yet again, travel tripods, sorry

Santa has determined I need a travel tripod that doesn't cost more than $125 for legs and head. In my initial research, one of his elves suggested the Slik 500DX. It's actually $130 at B&H. Is there a better choice in this price range? thanx in advance for your help and patience.
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Old Nov 18, 2011, 9:33 PM   #2
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Amazon has 'em cheaper http://www.amazon.com/Slik-Tripod-Ma.../dp/B001EOIMMY
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I purchased one of these.


20 sec exposure using this tripod.

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Old Nov 20, 2011, 5:35 PM   #4
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Don't know any of the tripods mentioned but.
Might want to try to catch any sales that happen in the pre/post boxing day/week sales that seem to happen around that time of year.

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Old Nov 21, 2011, 1:26 PM   #5
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Have you considered a monopod?? I just purchased one of these-
Carbon Fiber, nicely made- holds 15 lbs, weighs .79 lbs (yes, less than a pound) closed height 21" max height 66". I'm very happy with using a monopod.
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