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Old Mar 17, 2010, 12:02 PM   #1
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Default Vista Explorer 60" Lightweight Tripod

I am looking to purchase a tripod to use with the following items:

Canon Rebel XS
18-55mm kit lens
50mm f/1.8
55-250mm kit lens
Nissin Di622 External flash

I came across Vista Explorer 60" tripod. It is listed for $30 and has received great reviews here: http://www.amazon.com/Vista-Explorer...844985&sr=1-23 What do you guys think of this?

Or, are there any alternatives? I would like something that can extend up to 60"-72". My budget is only about $40.
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Old Mar 17, 2010, 12:16 PM   #2
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That is a pretty cheap quality tripod. And actually not to stable for a dslr like a rebel. I have seen them in the stores, and the plastic head is really low quality. It would be okay for a point and shoot but I would not recommend it for a dslr. A good gusts of wind will knock down that tripod. If you want a decent low price tripod, the cullmann nanomax is better built, and has a higher quality plastic head. It really is worth spend 20 dollars more instead of getting the vista.
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That is a pretty cheap quality tripod. And actually not to stable for a dslr like a rebel. I have seen them in the stores, and the plastic head is really low quality. It would be okay for a point and shoot but I would not recommend it for a dslr. A good gusts of wind will take knock down that tripod. If you want a decent low price tripod, the cullmann nanomax is better built, and has a higher quality plastic head. It really is worth spend 20 dollars more instead of getting the vista.
Awesome...thank you for your feedback. I will consider the Cullmann Nanomax.
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or just go manfrotto, and be set for life?
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actually the 59 dollar manfrotto is a piece of junk, if you damage the head, there is no replacement, you need a new tripod. The higher end ones are nice. But I rather have a giottos if I were going to spend that big dollars for a tripod.
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