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    Question Camera Tripods.....

    Any photographers out there recommend a good camera tripod and head?

    I have a Canon 450D and Im really getting into photography.
    I LOVE IT ! !

    I dont have a tripod and as you know, doing things like night shots etc requires being as still as possible.

    The tripod, head has to be flexable, strong and be up for any conditons.
    I take photos of anything so not just in one area of photography.

    Thanks for your help

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    Manfrotto are pretty good .... But like all things you pay your money and you take your choice.. Reasonable starter tripod around £100-150 then the tripod head £50-100 ontop of that

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    I didn't fancy lugging a tripod around, so I settled for a monopod that folds down and doubles as a walking stick, quick release fitting on top.

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    I am now on my third tripod
    I disposed of my first one, as I now make sure it has a detachable mount
    The mount is then fixed to the camera, quick release for quick dismantling (if you want to leave the tripod in place, but protect the camera from a rain shower, etc)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Grumpy1954 View Post
    I didn't fancy lugging a tripod around, so I settled for a monopod that folds down and doubles as a walking stick, quick release fitting on top.
    Ian ...i agree for the purposes of quick shots a monopods fine

    but for night shots,(as is Jayson's query) time lapse, long exposure and HDR ... you will never get the camera still enough ...

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    I bought a £40 one from Amazon which was fine for my 350D but when I upgraded the camera and lens it doesn't support it properly in the portrait orientation. I'll buy a proper one next time but will keep the small hot shoe spirit level I bought for a fiver. Even though the camera has a level built in the hot shoe one is so much quicker to use.

    Lesson learn on the tripod I spent a lot more on the on the monopod. It's great for slow shutter speeds (it came into it's own during the night time pit walk at Britcar) last weekend and for panning shots. As Dez said though you need a tripod for long exposures and bracketed HDRs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by deztroyer View Post
    Ian ...i agree for the purposes of quick shots a monopods fine

    but for night shots,(as is Jayson's query) time lapse, long exposure and HDR ... you will never get the camera still enough ...

    Oops, missed the night shot bit. Haven't experimented with time lapse or long exposure, with the arthritus I have trouble holding still for any shot, usually brace against a wall. Yes, for that sort of thing tripod would be needed. Would want one with the quick release head.

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    Currys are doing a pretty good deal as this is a Manfrotto tripod but includes the head as well. LINK
    Buying the two separatley would see you spending around £180 upwards.
    I've recently picked up one of these and it's really sturdy and good for long exposures.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CDTi Mike View Post
    Currys are doing a pretty good deal as this is a Manfrotto tripod but includes the head as well. LINK
    Buying the two separatley would see you spending around £180 upwards.
    I've recently picked up one of these and it's really sturdy and good for long exposures.
    a nice find Mike ..

    manfrotto themselves also doing plenty of deals as well from now till Xmas

    http://www.manfrotto.co.uk/News+and+...lers1/14686485

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    I was looking at buying a monopod, anyone recommend a good one?

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