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Old Aug 11, 2005, 2:37 PM   #1
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Someone recommended a tripod in this forum and now I can't find it.Any clues?Thanks,Sam
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Old Aug 11, 2005, 3:48 PM   #2
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I use a Hakuba (4500, i think). They cost about $30, and are sold at target.
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Old Aug 12, 2005, 12:32 AM   #3
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Mine's a MX2000 sold at Wal-Mart for $29.95. Quick release and weighs almost nothing.


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Old Aug 12, 2005, 12:42 AM   #4
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I suggest checking any local department stores
most carry them
one thing that can make a differance
is height
try to get one as close to your height as possible
it makes a differance when trying to line up a shot
example: hard to line up if your tripod is 44" tall and your 64" tall
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Old Aug 12, 2005, 8:35 AM   #5
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That is true. I'm 6'2" and my tripod goes 70" So I have to squat down just a little to use it when the legs are spread. Quite often I fold the legs together and use it kinda like a monopod. Then it is just right in heigth!!


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Old Aug 12, 2005, 9:03 AM   #6
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I use an old Velbon VGB-3 which doesn't have any levels or a quick release head, but is tough enough to wrap around somebody's head if they want to try and steal my camera in a dodgy part of London.

But seriously, I found the lightweight versions weren't very good if there was a breeze.

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Old Aug 12, 2005, 9:05 AM   #7
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bigdawg wrote:
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That is true. I'm 6'2"
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A mere pup then.


Edit: Need more than one coffee to get spelling correct.


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Old Aug 12, 2005, 9:30 AM   #8
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A pup with a white beard! LOL Mine has a hook low between the legs and I hang my kit bag there as a weight to prevent the tripod from blowing over. As far as hitting some one over the head, I prefer a finger tip in the throat and a cross stamp kick with the heel to the side of the knee. Just my way I guess. The wife doesn't mind me getting hurt, but the tripod getting busted up would be a major disaster!


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