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Old Apr 20, 2007, 8:40 PM   #1
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Hi,

I need a tripod. It has to be real cheap. like under 50 cheap.

I will rarely use it, but I don't want COMPLETE garbage that will break minutes after unpacking it.

Any suggestions for a low-buck silver billet?
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Old Jun 7, 2007, 12:14 PM   #2
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If for a point-and-shoot mini camera, nearly any will probably do.

If for a DSLR, good luck!

How about a monopod? They are light and very portable.

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Old Jun 7, 2007, 1:29 PM   #3
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Use a chain (such as a heavy dog-tag chain) and attach it to a eye-bolt in the tripod mount. Then while holding the camera, step on the chain with your foot and pull upwards against the chain. Works great for me & fit's in my camera bag.
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If you go for a monopod, here's how to use it: http://www.outdooreyes.com/photo5.php3

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Old Sep 26, 2007, 12:15 PM   #5
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Kalypso wrote:
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Use a chain (such as a heavy dog-tag chain) and attach it to a eye-bolt in the tripod mount. Then while holding the camera, step on the chain with your foot and pull upwards against the chain. Works great for me & fit's in my camera bag.
what a great idea!
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Old Sep 29, 2007, 12:45 AM   #6
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I picked up a Targus model at a discount store for about $25. Light enough to carry easily, and has a center level for the pan head, and another bubble for the tilt. Not extremely sturdy - just aluminum and plastic, but fine to throw in my pickup.

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