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    Beginner tripod

    So I'm looking at savung for a tripod, but I have several things in line for the money. My question is what's gonna be my best options. I have a current budget of $150-200
    Looking to try and get something beafy enough for a larger lens and very stable.
    The tripod wieght doesn't much matter I wont be dragging it around much. I found a carbonfiber setup on ebay from china I'm really not sure about it, but it looks like a good price lol. (Get what you pay for)
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    with tripods there are 3 main features: Light weight, cheap, stable....you get to choose 2 of them...

    if the actual weight of the tripod doesn't matter much, I'd look at a good brand aluminum tripod, they'll be stable and relatively inexpensive, though they'll be heavier to hike around with than a carbon fiber pod. I used to have a gitzo aluminum tripod that I liked a lot...

    if I were you, I'd get an older used name brand tripod than a no-name one like that one you posted up.

    something like this would be significantly better than a Chinese anything..

    http://www.ebay.com/itm/Clean-Gitzo-...item3393838e44
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    plus, really the only reason you'd need to ever upgrade those older gitzo legs would be if you needed something lighter weight too, they should basically last a lifetime. but comparative carbon fiber legs will run you in the $500-1100 range depending on what you needed from them.

    but you'll need a head to go with it, which is a totally different subject altogether.
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    Ok great I'll look into the older used units. Should I start a head thread?
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    sure, that might be helpful.
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    Ok will do
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