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Offline herdbull33

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Need a new tripod
« on: July 28, 2017, 02:59:19 AM »
Looking to get a new legit tripod. Not sure exactly what to get. I'm willing to spend a little money to get something that is solid and will last. Any recommendations?

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Re: Need a new tripod
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2017, 03:49:43 AM »
outdoorsman is the most solid, but also heavy.  20-30 mph winds and will remain solid.  the carbon versions out there are nice, light, but not as solid in wind.

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Re: Need a new tripod
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2017, 11:20:12 AM »
I'd put a price range in this question as there's a huge variety and prices can vary drastically.

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Re: Need a new tripod
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2017, 11:27:44 AM »
I just picked up a demo model promaster xc525c from camralandny for $250 and it has pretty good reviews.

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Re: Need a new tripod
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2017, 11:55:36 AM »
What do you want it to do? 

Example:  I use some Manfrotto 055XProb when I want to have a center column that can be set horizontal but even carbon they can be heavier than I am willing to pack very far.   

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Re: Need a new tripod
« Reply #5 on: September 04, 2017, 08:42:34 PM »
I got great advice a year ago. Buy a Outdoorsmans! You will never question the purchase, I promise you. They are expensive, but less expensive than buying two other tri pods. I have the medium from Outdoorsmans and love it.

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Re: Need a new tripod
« Reply #6 on: September 05, 2017, 09:45:04 AM »
I'm really tough on gear. I had been through a couple different low end tri-pods and decided I needed to spend a little money, also. I was on the verge of buying the Outdoorsman's but after shopping around and reading a ton of reviews ended up going with the SLIK PRO 634 CFL Carbon Fiber Tripod and Manfrotto MXHPRO-2W 2-Way pan/tilt head. The head is heavy and I thought I would return it. But after using it a ton and beating the heck out both of them I have been pleasantly surprised. The only maintenance I have had to do was re-tightening the allen screws on the flip locks on my tripod. It has been bullet proof. You wont regret spending the $$.  :twocents:

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Re: Need a new tripod
« Reply #7 on: September 05, 2017, 10:58:59 AM »
If your budget is in the lower end, I have a Vortex and so far have been happy with it.

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Re: Need a new tripod
« Reply #8 on: September 09, 2017, 08:38:45 AM »
slik AMT is what I've had the last 4 years

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