tripod, amazon have one
Posted 23 March 2012 - 03:49 PM
Any sudjestions, i want one that will take the weight of the lense, but don't wont to fork out yo many £s
Posted 24 March 2012 - 11:54 AM
I have a Slik amt with a SH-807E head, which I'm happy with, it's trying to get a balance between not to heavy to lug around and not that light that it gets moved around if it's windy.
I'm sure someone else on here, who's better informed than me will come up with suggestions
Edited by colin, 24 March 2012 - 11:59 AM.
Posted 24 March 2012 - 11:56 PM
I have a Monfrotto XPRO055 and a 804 head and it is by far one of the best and most durable things I have ever bought...
when it comes to tripods, it is always best to get the best you can
Posted 25 March 2012 - 01:59 PM
James is so wrong about deals of 40% off from WEX though!!!
A suitable Manfrotto will set you back around £120 as a miniumum with an X PRO 055 and head setting you back at least £170.
Have a look at Velbon range, excellent quality and value for money and you should be able to get a good onee for under a ton.
Don't forget to budget for a release of some sort....don't buy the Canon IR remote (RC-6 IIRC) it's a right pain to use. Get a Hahnel HRC280 cable release, far more useful with pre-focus, B-stop lock and 2mtr extension. Don't buy cheap and nast stuff off the bay of evil...usually from the far east.
Hope this helps a bit.
Posted 25 March 2012 - 03:20 PM
I'll let you into a secret, I first started in photgraphic retail in the late 1970s and that's where I am now. I used to work with a current Manfrotto (Bogen) rep too and westock Manfrotto.
Edited by PHREAK, 25 March 2012 - 04:12 PM.