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Old Jan 13, 2006, 8:32 PM   #2
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Depends a lot on what your going to be doing. Macro? Fast moving birds? Hiking long distances? ...

Just to take the hiking issue: heavy is good in a tripod if you don't have to lug it about much. Heavy adds to the stability which is why you want a tripod. Heavy is also cheaper.

A good read on tripod prices can be found at might be talking out of your price bracket, but the point about not going cheap is still right on. A good tripod will outlast several cameras and lenes, a bad one will just clutter your closet.
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