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    Tripod Question

    Looking at replacing my 20 year old loose Velbon. On a quite strict budget & looking at no more than $150. Suggestions please, I have a 7D.
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    Hmm @$150 there's not a lot out there. Even a new Velbon 600R comes in at $199.

    I think you'll need to budget for at least $200 for a sturdy enough tripod.
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    Robbo, I know it is not much help, but I think you need to extend your budget.

    My recommendations for a good all round tripod and looking at your equipment list are
    Velbon Sherpa 600R - ~$200.00
    Vanguard Alta Pro 263 with AB100 Ball Head - ~$230.00
    Manfrotto 190XPROB with 804 RC2 head - !$340.00

    You are not really going to get much of a tripod under $200.00
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    Thanks....looks like I'll have to send the wife down to the wharves again! Should have enough cash by Xmas!

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    i disagree, i reckon you could get an OK tripod for $150.
    my suggestion would be check ebay though.

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Manfrotto-730...item3cb564d986

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/20-OFF-Benro-...item56437448f4

    http://cgi.ebay.com.au/Pro-FANCIER-W...item2c5bae6b68

    can't reccomend any personally as i've not owned these.
    I had a cheap $100 slik tripod once... you get what you pay for (usually)
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    There's an old photographers proverb:

    You are eventually going to purchase an expensive tripod. Whether you send twice that on cheap ones in the meantime is entirely up to you.

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    I think there are a few on the forum who are happy with our Benro tripods, me included.

    A quick search on getprice brings up this link.

    I have the travel angel which folds up a bit shorter than this one, but otherwise its very similar & seems to be within your budget

    http://www.dinodirect.com/tripod-ben...rency-AUD.html

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    ^ That one looks good!

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    Can you tell me where you can get a Vanguard for around $230 - I'd be interested in this one? I need to get a new tripod, I have 'el cheapo and think this might be OK for my needs. Thanks

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    Heres my new Vanguard Alto Pro 263 AT. Highly recommend you take a look at one. I personally would not be putting a cheap wobbly tripod under a 7D.
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    depends on what you need want from a tripod

    i bought a Velbon sherpa 803R because the middle pole can detach and attach itself to a table
    i picked it up for $145 irrc from teds

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    Quote Originally Posted by Artylady View Post
    Can you tell me where you can get a Vanguard for around $230 - I'd be interested in this one? I need to get a new tripod, I have 'el cheapo and think this might be OK for my needs. Thanks
    We have them on the shelf for $229.99 all the time, the place that I used to work at has them on the shelf

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    Thanks - still deciding what way to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Boo53 View Post
    I think there are a few on the forum who are happy with our Benro tripods, me included.

    A quick search on getprice brings up this link.

    I have the travel angel which folds up a bit shorter than this one, but otherwise its very similar & seems to be within your budget

    http://www.dinodirect.com/tripod-ben...rency-AUD.html
    have to agree with john

    i purchased the Benro Travel Angel A1691TB0 yesterday from photo shop shudios in sydney and although i have only tried it out once i have to say that i am very pleased with the ease of use and the build quality
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    I can also recommend the Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT. I've been using one, semi-professionally, for two years. It's an award winning design and the best general-purpose tripod ever made IMHO. It may not be the cheapest, but the adage "(s)he who buys cheap, buys twice" definitely applies to tripods. XD
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