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I need to buy a camera tripod. Any suggestions appreciated.

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I might had a spare tripod that you can have Paul?    Will check later.

Steve.

Steve you are an all round good egg.

Paul I bought a Manfrotto (got a deal on it when I bought a telescope many moons ago).  It is beautifully engineered, but it's pretty heavy and they are expensive.  I did a couple of photography courses earlier this year and they had quite lightweight tripods for the students to use which I think were about £30/40 according to the lecturer.  They're probably fine if you're not a professional photographer.  If Steve doesn't sort you out I can ask the lecturer for the brand name if that would help.  Given I'm pretty small weight is an issue for me, camera/lenses/tripod can get heavy if carried around all day!  I have a very lightweight cheapo Dixons one I take on holiday which telescopes down to about 15 inches and up to about four feet, but it's a tad flimsy so wouldn't take any big telephoto lenses for birdwatching etc.

I'm sure Steve's advice will be far more profesh than mine however!

Cheers Jean!     I had a telescope as well Jean, as I was mad on astronomy as a nipper!   I currently use a Velbon tripod, but Manfrotto are the "real deal"!  My Velbon is quite heavy, so it`s good for weight training lol!    Have had a look for the my spare tripod, but it may have been lost/discarded when I moved here?

Jean/Steve
Thanks.

If you have the name of a cheapish tripod, that would be very helpful.

Thanks

Paul

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Hama-Star-Tripod-Carry-Case/dp/B008H1OZOG/r...

Never tried this make myself, but the price, and reviews look encouraging Paul?

I've dropped her a note Paul, I'll let you know when she replies.

J

Paul Lincoln said:

Jean/Steve
Thanks.

If you have the name of a cheapish tripod, that would be very helpful.

Thanks

Paul

Hi Paul.  The tutor has said "they are a Velbon brand and seem to be pretty durable and a reasonable weight and price. The model we have is (I think) CX-540 and cost around £35 - although there are a number of very similar Velbon ones which vary slightly in height, cost and weight etc."

Hope that helps.

Best

J

Jean McMeakin said:

I've dropped her a note Paul, I'll let you know when she replies.

J

Paul Lincoln said:

Jean/Steve
Thanks.

If you have the name of a cheapish tripod, that would be very helpful.

Thanks

Paul

p.s. No joy Paul...........it must have gotten lost in my moving here!

Thanks for your help. I have bought one from Currys PC World in Chiswell Street which has a good selection.

Paul

Excellent Paul.   Hope it does the job for you?

Steve.

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