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    Bobby, you need to think about what type of head, that can make a big difference to the cost of a tripod.

    Two of my decent tripods have a single handle head adjustment which I find very easy to use, this controls tilt and swivel, needs care with the 10"x8" camera but is perfect with 5x4 and video.

    My Mannfroto (O74) has 3 handles to adjust the head and is far more substantial, it's not as quick to use but is undoubtedly better with the 10x8. I test all my tripods by making sure they can support my weight I would definitely recommend this tripod.

    Good tripods are expensive, it's worth trying to find a good one second hand.

    Ian
    Last edited by Ian Grant; 01-16-2008 at 12:57 PM. Click to view previous post history.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ian Grant View Post
    My Mannfroto (O74) has 3 handles to adjust the head and is far more substantial,
    I have a similar Tripod, it's a little heavy but really solid. I use it with both my 35mm kit and my Mamiya 645. I find the big advantage to using a tripod is that it can make you slow down and take more care in framing etc. I keep meaning to buy a small spirit level that will clip into the hot shoe on my camera to help ensure level horizons, especially for seascapes.

    It took me a while to invest in the tripod but I'm glad I did, I'd recommend buying the best you can afford as they can last a lifetime.

    David
    I want to take the photograph I think I'm taking

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    Tripods,yes or no

    Dont ever forget, the sharpest lens you have is your tripod.

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    The worst photo you take is better then the best photo you don't.

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