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bayourebel Jul 8, 2006 9:20 PM

I looked at tripods today at Best Buy. Would like to replace an old K-Mart one I bought many years ago for a 35mm cam. Find it heavy, and not as sturdy as I would like.

I would like something meduium priced (for me that is- $50 to $100), but would like some suggestions as to what to look at, as this is for the FZ-30 with lens attached. My old tripod, if I am not careful to really tighten the adjustment, will gradually let the camera drop forward. would like something lightweight but sturdy. What other features should I look for?


drobie Jul 9, 2006 10:02 AM

To insure the greatest stability possible, I'd recommend you purchase one that requiresminimal, of any,extensionof the center post to bringthe camerato your eye level. I use a Bogen model 3021. It's a very popular modeland very sturdy, but it's not a lightweight model by any means.

drobie Jul 9, 2006 10:04 AM

Oops! I meant "minimal IF any". (I'm not a very good photographer and my typing is even worse)!

bayourebel Jul 9, 2006 11:19 AM

Thanks for the reply. I shall take a look at it.

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