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Again, looking for another tripod

Discussion in 'Accessories' started by prophet, Apr 15, 2015.

  1. prophet

    prophet Mu-43 Regular

    116
    Aug 10, 2014
    Following this thread I bought the Sirui 005X as a lightweight travel tripod.

    Now, I am looking for a tripod that focusses more on sturdiness (for when I am not travelling). It should still not be too heavy (say around 2kg), very sturdy, Arca-style head, suitable for my E-PL7, and max. 200 bucks. I have been looking at several options online, but I don't have a shop around here where I could test.

    What would you suggest?
     
  2. budeny

    budeny Mu-43 All-Pro

    Mar 4, 2014
    Boulder, CO
    Would you like to share with us your findings so far? Usually, only two out of three conditions can be met: sturdy, light, affordable.
     
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  3. prophet

    prophet Mu-43 Regular

    116
    Aug 10, 2014
    The Vanguard Alta Pro 263AB 100 looks like a good option in that price range, or the Manfrotto 190XB with Giottos MH-1000 head. But like I said, I never had one of these in hand.

    Also, Really Right Stuff has great looking tripods, but maaan - that price tag is steep!
     
  4. AussiePhil

    AussiePhil Mu-43 Top Veteran

    775
    Jun 1, 2014
    Canberra, ACT, Aust
    Phil
  5. oldracer

    oldracer Mu-43 All-Pro

    Oct 1, 2010
    USA
    Some patient lurking on eBay should get you a Gitzo Reporter or Studex (2- series or 3- series) well under $150. I have a Studex that I scored on the local CraigsList for $60. Buy a used head on eBay too. Wide range of quality and price is available.

    Studex may feel like overkill, but anything worth doing is worth overdoing. There is no such thing as a camera that is too stable.

    Also:
    http://www.bythom.com/support.htm

    Edit: For example http://www.ebay.com/itm/Vintage-Git...233?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item20fa0663c9
     
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2015