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Old Nov 13, 2011, 3:02 PM   #1
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Default What Is The Best Tripod Under $50

Right now I have a cheap $18 to $20 tripod that does not cut it. I am looking for 62" or taller sturdy tripod that has a head that bends up & down which tripod under $50 do you suggest. I will be using this with my GE DV1 pocket camcorder & a Olympus sp610uz digital I am a light to moderate user.
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Old Nov 13, 2011, 3:55 PM   #2
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Dolica from Amazon
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Watch for something used on eBay or Craigslist?? Tripods typically don't hold their resale value well, especially less expensive ones- so you can get some real bargains that way. If on eBay, try to stick with something namebrand, if Craigslist at least you can see before you buy. I would hold out for a good tripod vs. the first thing that comes along- a cheap tripod is almost as bad if not worse than none! A good one is a pleasure to use.
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How about for $50 to $65??
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Old Nov 16, 2011, 2:27 AM   #5
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What about this Dolica AX680P104 is it a good I am thing about getting this tripod

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Honestly, just spend a few bucks more and go with this, after a rebate you will have a quality set of legs that can last a lifetime for well within budget.

http://www.amazon.com/Manfrotto-190X...179251&sr=1-11

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Honestly, just spend a few bucks more and go with this, after a rebate you will have a quality set of legs that can last a lifetime for well within budget.

http://www.amazon.com/Manfrotto-190X...179251&sr=1-11
I agree. But, if you can't, the Dolica you point out will work very well for you.
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Any triopod under $100, is a piece of CRAP don't waste your money. The Manfrotto recommended in the post above, is what you need to be looking at in the least!. Of course you will need a head on top of that. Get away from Amazon, check B&H photo. They have combo kits, and ship free, which usually more than makes up for any Amazon deal, so called.
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Any triopod under $100, is a piece of CRAP don't waste your money. The Manfrotto recommended in the post above, is what you need to be looking at in the least!. Of course you will need a head on top of that. Get away from Amazon, check B&H photo. They have combo kits, and ship free, which usually more than makes up for any Amazon deal, so called.
Can't argue with that. Except if you can't afford it. Sounds like someone had a bad experience on Amazon. Did you see the equipment the OP is mounting? Hardly massive.
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No I didn't notice his equipment, but my G12 is hardly what you call massive either. But I have a Manfrotto 190XPROB under it. I have had several shaky Don Knots type tripods, and although the 190 may be overkill for today's camera, who knows what may be on top of it tomorrow.

I just wanted to buy something that would last as long as I needed it, and not have to buy one every year or so.
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