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reso
Posted 14/04/2016 - 19:50 Link
Having just bought 2 lens moneys a bit tight so advice on a good cheap tripod please
spoted a davies & stanford vistra attraras with a ball head on the popular atcion site any body used one?
or have for sale a tripod or recomend a good one i have around 40/50
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Pentax af aw 1.4 rear converter and a flash
percy
Posted 14/04/2016 - 20:00 Link
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AndrewA
Posted 14/04/2016 - 21:20 Link
Have a look at Redsnapper, a few of us use them.
Andrew

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melness
Posted 14/05/2016 - 08:57 Link
Do what i did ,buy quality used . I picked up a Manfrotto 190D for 25 from ffordes ,nice heavy tripod .
Thanks
Sean
johnriley
Posted 14/05/2016 - 09:38 Link
Manfrotto 055 has served us well for a few years now.

Second hand is a good idea as you can find a better tripod that way, within your budget. There's no such thing as a cheap and good tripod, they need to be solid and sturdy. Otherwise, perhaps better to rely on ad hoc solutions and the SR system.
Best regards, John
SteveF
Posted 14/05/2016 - 11:03 Link
I sometimes use one of these instead of carrying a tripod.

https://www.ephotozine.com/article/the-pod-camera-platform--review-4406
davidwozhere
Posted 15/05/2016 - 00:52 Link
I have a beat up, old Miranda that came bundled with a camera that had a lens on the front of it that I wanted ( ! ) I had to make a quick release plate for it because it didn't have one and it serves me very well. Having looked through Ebay for a replacement with the real plate I was surprised at how many of various makes are advertised with their quick release plates missing. Do make certain it's all present and correct if you are buying there.
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reso
Posted 15/05/2016 - 20:58 Link
Thanks for all your advice i have bought a very nice Giottos tripod but it came with a Giottos mh 1312 ball head with a Giottos mh 652 quick release plate both in very good order any body want to swap heads i much perfure a pan & tilt head either a Giottos or a Manfrotto one
k5iis k3ii sigma ex 15-30 tamron 17-50 pentax faj 18-35 pentax da 18-135 tokina 20-35 tokina 28-70 atx pro pentax dfa 100 wr
pentax da*50-135 pentax da*60-250 sigma af 400mm
Pentax af aw 1.4 rear converter and a flash
Edited by reso: 15/05/2016 - 20:59

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