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Old Aug 8, 2003, 1:42 PM   #1
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I have a Canon S50 and I would like to get a tripod, probably a mini one to start. I need something to stabalize the camera. I understand that tripods have different kinds of heads and fit different sizes. I looked through my Canon manual, but I can't find any specifications for what size or type of tripod I need. Any help appreciated.
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I like sunpaks products now.....
http://www.sunpak.com/tripods.html

Just watch out for plastic threaded connections.
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Old Aug 8, 2003, 3:05 PM   #3
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Okay, so they are all the same connections? Any tripod will fit the Canons small socket?
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Old Aug 8, 2003, 4:04 PM   #4
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There are two different threads which are standard. I don't remember what they are, but most tripod/heads have an adapter to take either. At least all the good ones I've seen do.

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Old Aug 9, 2003, 9:45 AM   #5
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Thanks, eric s.

BTW-Did you decide on another camera in case you do not purchase the Nikon 4500?
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Old Aug 9, 2003, 10:20 AM   #6
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No, and time is running out, I leave on the 23rd for my vacation! I need to do some research quick. But I'm not sure where to start, which is annoying.

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it's a standard 1/4-20 thread as are all 35mm and digicams.
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Old Aug 9, 2003, 1:34 PM   #8
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eric s, don't forget to schedule some time to learn the controls on the new camera, before you go on your trip. I hope you find the 4500 or something as good soon. Have fun on your trip no matter what.

I went with the S50, but I am not going to use a digiscope, so that made my decision much easier than yours.

I have been watching Newegg.com for over a month. A salesperson there told me they had an order in for 63 4500's. They have delayed the date at least 4 times since I first spoke to him. I don't know if they'll ever get it in, but it's a great place to buy stuff. He said they were an authorized dealer and are eligible for the rebates. Today was another date, but still no 4500.
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I have the Canon 10D, which I've had for about 4 months now. So at least I won't be stuck with only a camera I don't know. But yes, the plan is to get it very soon, so I have time to learn how to use it and how I will connect it to a scope (if I go that route.)

I've dealt with newegg before. I am surprised that they would jerk you around like that. They have a long and good reputation. Heck, the computer I'm using is made of parts almost completely purchased from them (the ram is direct from Crucial.)

I'll give them a call and see what they say, although from what I remember, they really try to steer you towards their web page. I didn't realize that they had direct sales lines.

A quick check of their web page shows that it isn't in stock and was due in yesterday. That sucks. Their price could be better, though. But if they had one, I'd get it in a heart beat (and use the rebate to drive that price down.) From all I've heard, though, I'd be shocked if they actually got any.

I just looked at an S50 today. Nice looking small camera. It doesn't look like it had threads to mount to a scope. Did I miss the threads? How do you attach optional wide angle or fish-eye lenses? Can you? That is the same system used for attaching to a scope.

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