Can you recommend a tripod?


K30git

Link Posted 18/03/2014 - 10:38
Looking for lightweight, reasonably sturdy for occasional use and no second mortgage. Advice appreciated, thanks.

Aleks1298

Link Posted 18/03/2014 - 10:42
Redsnapper is highly rated and very good value for money, being below 100 for the whole set.

Specifying price range would help to recommend something
Pentax K-5 and co.

K30git

Link Posted 18/03/2014 - 10:46
Thanks Aleks I guess 50 - 125, not sure what extra I'll get between these two figures.

MattyH

Link Posted 18/03/2014 - 11:27
If it's any help I have just bought this last week bought one, Link below.

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For the money I am very impressed, I did have a Benbo trekker before, good tripod but to cumbersome for my needs.

johnriley

Link Posted 18/03/2014 - 13:22
I use a Manfrotto 055, but of course it's moderately heavy.

If I were buying a tripod for the field, then I'd buy Eddie from Three Legged Thing.
Best regards, John

techno-terminator

Link Posted 18/03/2014 - 14:08
I have a MeFoto Backpacker - in PURPLE

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I bought mine from SmartShop via Amazon - and actually it was my second attempt to get one - stocks ran out the first time. This time it was advertised at 59 and included 3 Arca Swiss QR Plates !!

The total I paid was 64 and a few pence instead of 100



I'm one happy bunny there's a plate on the K30 now and I won't need to take it [ the tripod] to New York this summer as I can use one of the tripods there , should I need one
let the education continue

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AndrewA

Link Posted 18/03/2014 - 14:35
Redsnapper gets my vote too!
Andrew

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Gravelrash

Link Posted 18/03/2014 - 16:10
techno-terminator wrote:
I have a MeFoto Backpacker - in PURPLE

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I bought mine from SmartShop via Amazon - and actually it was my second attempt to get one - stocks ran out the first time. This time it was advertised at 59 and included 3 Arca Swiss QR Plates !!

The total I paid was 64 and a few pence instead of 100



I'm one happy bunny there's a plate on the K30 now and I won't need to take it [ the tripod] to New York this summer as I can use one of the tripods there , should I need one

Ooh pretty colours. I like my cameras black or silver but I could be tempted by an electric blue tripod!
Steve

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SteveEveritt

Link Posted 18/03/2014 - 16:32
Whatever you get make sure it will comfortably take the heaviest camera and lens combo you have.
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techno-terminator

Link Posted 18/03/2014 - 16:32
My New York pal has a RED one - as he says he can spot it easily

He also has a Brian - but the BackPacker is the one he uses when he's going away - has a nice wee case too .

I can't help feeling I got a real bargain - the first one I tried for was 129 and I see they are all around the 100 mark now . Mine arrived at the beginning of January .

There are also other models of MeFoto tripods too - to suit all pockets and usage
let the education continue

proud owner of a couple of cameras and a few bits and bobs

K30git

Link Posted 18/03/2014 - 19:05
Thanks Gents.

This one seems amazing value on offer:

http://www.redsnapperuk.com/camera-accessories/RST-283___RSH-24_3-way_Head.html#...

but I'm tempted for http://www.redsnapperuk.com/camera-accessories/RS-324___RSH-12_Head.html#nogo

The Giotto one on Jessops looks good too Matty.

Me Foto a bit short for me I think..........

Glad I asked thanks for the help.

Will see

cofra

Link Posted 18/03/2014 - 19:17
This one might be of interest:

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Soran

Link Posted 19/03/2014 - 01:20
cofra wrote:
This one might be of interest:

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I have one of those as my travel/hiking tripod and it is an amazing bit of kit. You can easily walk around with it clipped to your belt, and it will hold a K-3 with Tamron 70-200mm no problem. Folded, it is about half the length of my Giottos 9351b.
Pentax K-3, Pentax K-5.
Sigma 8-16mm f/4.5-5.6, Sigma 17-50mm f/2.8, Tamron 70-200mm f/2.8
Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 WR, Pentax DA 55-300mm f/4.0-5.8
Pentax-A 50mm f/1.7, Pentax DA 50mm f/1.8, Pentax D-FA 100MM f/2.8 Macro WR, Pentax DA*300mm f/4.0

DMACKUK

Link Posted 19/03/2014 - 10:25
I had the Redsnapper RST-283 with RSH-24 head and recently sold them on this forum.

There is no doubt that the build quality is excellent and for studio work it is a great combination but in my opinion very heavy, if you plan to take to the hills or do lengthy walks I would consider a lighter alternative.
Don
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K30git

Link Posted 19/03/2014 - 18:58
Thanks Gents, just when I was getting keen on the Redsnappers!
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