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Old Jan 15, 2010, 6:19 AM   #1
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I was just looking on the B&H website for a tri pod. I was mixed up befor going their , now Im really buggered. They have such a selection in my price range. ( $100-$200 ) It would be nice to have the following, Light weight, possibly a ball head. I have also seen a few with removable mono pods, but that may be a jack of all trades master of non. Not sure . Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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do you have a budget?
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Old Jan 15, 2010, 9:04 AM   #3
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The Slik pro series are pretty good tripods they offer ball heads with some models
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The Slik pro series are pretty good tripods they offer ball heads with some models
I will look at those thanks. My budget is 100 -200 $
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I would look at the slik pro 340-BH it is about 57 inches at max hight. It also can be a grounder.

But if you want a bit taller tripod, I would get the legs separately and get a ball head for it. I like the cullmann magnesit line, and got a ball head separately. Slik Pro 700 is a good leg also. A good ball head will cost about 30-40 dollars fancy BH will cost more, and a good set of legs that I mention will be about 90 dollars.

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What do you want to shoot, and how?

For some things, Pan & Tilt heads are better, and sometimes there's just no substitute for a Wimberley.
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What do you want to shoot, and how?

For some things, Pan & Tilt heads are better, and sometimes there's just no substitute for a Wimberley.
Portraits and landscapes. So both inside and outside. Not 100% sure I need the ball head or not.
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I would look at the slik pro 340-BH it is about 57 inches at max hight. It also can be a grounder.

But if you want a bit taller tripod, I would get the legs separately and get a ball head for it. I like the cullmann magnesit line, and got a ball head separately. Slik Pro 700 is a good leg also. A good ball head will cost about 30-40 dollars fancy BH will cost more, and a good set of legs the I mention will be about 90 dollars.

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Ok you have me on the grounder thing. I assume you mean nice and low?
I wasnt aware you can by legs seperatly.
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Portraits and landscapes. So both inside and outside. Not 100% sure I need the ball head or not.
A ball head will let you shoot in landscape and portrait aspects. While still being compact.
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With a ball head, when you release the grip on the ball, you're free to position the camera/lens any which way; a pan/tilt head will let you rotate the camera horizontally without changing its vertical orientation. That makes them better for landscape shooting than ball heads, especially if you want to stitch multiple shots together for a panorama.
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