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Old Feb 15, 2007, 10:10 PM   #1
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I know Bogen is a good brand, what are others?
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Old Feb 16, 2007, 1:10 AM   #2
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Slik also makes some nice, sturdy tripods. They also have some great carbon fiber models.
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Old Feb 16, 2007, 3:06 AM   #3
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I have a Velbon video tripod that I think was really nice for the money, but I haven't gotten one for photography yet.
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Old Feb 16, 2007, 5:14 AM   #4
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I have a manfrotto 055,it`s very well made and weighs quite a bit ,but it won`t be blowin over in strong winds thats for sure.I`d stay away from the cheaper tripods that fall to bits after a few uses.

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Old Feb 16, 2007, 12:32 PM   #5
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Bogen is a good name. I also like Gitzo, but they are not cheap.
The problem with tripods is that good ones are not cheap.

While you're looking at tripods, don't forget to get a good head for the tripod. I recommend a ball head, for which there are a vareity of makers. You want one that clamps down very well (tight) and has a "quick release" system. But don't trade "quick" for stable.

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Old Feb 17, 2007, 9:44 AM   #6
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Imacer wrote:
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I know Bogen is a good brand, what are others?
Bogen does not make tripods, they sell them they are a shop, or warehouse, the people who make the Tripod are called Manfrotto:G

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Old Feb 18, 2007, 8:33 PM   #7
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I have a manfrotto 055,it`s very well made and weighs quite a bit ,but it won`t be blowin over in strong winds thats for sure.I`d stay away from the cheaper tripods that fall to bits after a few uses.

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I one up the 055, I use the 055PROB with a 808RC4 head nice solid setup as I do some HDR shots that require some long exposures, I never botched any photo's due to camera shake, and I love getting the best bang for the buck. If budget is not an issue get a Gitzo.

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