Tripod

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Tripod

Postby diggerdave1968 on 10/6/2013, 1:31 pm

Hey Guys,
Can anyone recommend a good tripod for around £75.
All the reviews I look at seem to be more aimed at photography and not filming.
I need one with good smooth movement as I video the fights at my TKD club which move around quite a bit.
Thanks
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Re: Tripod

Postby Ldooche on 10/9/2013, 8:25 pm

I'm not sure what the amount you provided comes out to and is worth but 75 probably won't get you a nice smooth tripod. About 6 years ago I bought a "cheapie" very tall tripod for around $80. Then I went to a specialty camera shop and bought a Manfrotto head (just the head) to put on this tripod and it alone was almost $200.

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Re: Tripod

Postby LordEdington on 10/12/2013, 9:20 am

I'm sure everyone will have differing opinions, but unless you get a second hand bargain, thenthe best tripod you can get for that budget is the Velbon DV-7000 as far as I'm concerned. It might cost you a touch more than that as well, but shouldn't be more than £80/£85 if you shop around.

Very sturdy, smooth head, looks good. I've had two of them I my time and although there's better tripods about, you won't get anything better for that price.

I'd recommend getting a carry bag or something as it's pretty heavy and bulky to lug around.

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Velbon-2335-DV- ... on+dv+7000
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Re: Tripod

Postby diggerdave1968 on 07/25/2014, 9:07 am

Just wanted to say thank you for the info, it's taken a long time but just had my DV-7000 delivered. Will be using it tomorrow, but straight out the box I'm liking it. :D
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Re: Tripod

Postby barkingrhinos on 08/29/2014, 4:55 pm

Seriously considering this tripod. My only question, what is the legs extension system? The tightening that is... I like the quick release latch things and the side tightening legs (side knob) but the ones where you twist the ring around the pole drives me insane.

EDIT: Just found better pictures, looks like quick release clips. Solid.
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Re: Tripod

Postby barkingrhinos on 09/2/2014, 9:42 pm

Been looking through other inexpensive tripod options. Opinions/experience with these?


http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/8 ... 2_way.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/8 ... ystem.html

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/9 ... dwl_2.html

would it be worth getting with the "universal dolly kit"?
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Re: Tripod

Postby Chassy on 09/17/2014, 11:08 pm

I am having manfrotto tripod from last year, really great built...
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