mcarterbrown.com  

Plugged in Online Gaming, and Technology

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 07-31-2012, 03:08 PM   #1 (permalink)
MCB Member
 
mrmag11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Columbus, GA

Decent tripod?

There's a 57" Tru Digital tri-pod on today's daily deal on eBay for $16.99. After reading over product details I can't see anything glaring that would keep me from considering adding this since I don't have a tri-pod.

Anyone input on whether this would be decent for $17?
__________________
MCB Feedback

World of Tanks Profile

Quote:
Originally Posted by CCM CHICK View Post
I say to you with love in my heart... your a whore.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scharfschutze91 View Post
i like the zipper... pullover's hurt when i take them off. I gel my hair everyday so when I pull it off it snags on my hair and hurts.
mrmag11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2012, 10:36 PM   #2 (permalink)
Straight 6 DID Bust!
 
Kermit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pace, FL

I would honestly skip it. Cheap tripods don't work well, pretty much ever.

Actually, I take that back. They make great flash stands in a pinch. If you are wanting a tripod that you plan to use more than once a year, get something worth while.
Kermit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 07-31-2012, 10:45 PM   #3 (permalink)
Mind Your Manners
 
Mike Deep's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2010
Location: Tampa Bay

We need to know a few things in order to make a decent recommendation: What kind of setups will you be using, and what is your budget?

Those cheap all-plastic tripods sold under a bazillion different names are really useless with anything heavier than a Rebel and a kit lens.
Mike Deep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 12:15 AM   #4 (permalink)
To the Space Olympics!
 
aaronlecain's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Belmont NH

I learned with a Sunpack cheap-o tripod and moved up to a Manfrotto tripod. I am glad I started with the cheap one as it taught me what to look for in a good one. If it is your first tripod and you don't want to spend much go with whatever you think you like. Learn and move up if needed.
__________________
About as subtle as a flying brick

Feedback
http://www.mcarterbrown.com/forums/f...-feedback.html
aaronlecain is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 12:22 AM   #5 (permalink)
Straight 6 DID Bust!
 
Kermit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pace, FL

I have several wal-mart tripods laying around. Mike said it right, anything heavier than a rebel is going to test it's strength. I went to purchase my manfrotto. I looked around on eBay and craigslist for a while and got one for a really, really good price. I'd consider something like that if you are looking for a good tripod.
Kermit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 12:32 AM   #6 (permalink)
www.Axial-Photography.com
 
chopper duke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Metro ATL

CCM Fan
AKA Fan
Ive been using a Manforto 055XPROB for a few years now. Pricey, but SO worth it. You can get a package deal on Adorama for $300 w/ free shipping.
__________________
My: MCB feedback {total = 275+}

Quote:
Originally Posted by Deuce View Post
Play stupid games, win stupid prizes.
chopper duke is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 12:13 PM   #7 (permalink)
Straight 6 DID Bust!
 
Kermit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pace, FL

I'd suggest finding an old set of legs, and throwing a newer head(ball head) on it. That'll be cheaper, and it'll work really well.
Kermit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 12:24 PM   #8 (permalink)
MCB Member
 
mrmag11's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Columbus, GA

It would be for a Rebel T3 and my biggest lens would be a 55-250, so that would be the heaviest combo of body/lens.

And I would mainly be using for around the house shooting of my newborn.
__________________
MCB Feedback

World of Tanks Profile

Quote:
Originally Posted by CCM CHICK View Post
I say to you with love in my heart... your a whore.
Quote:
Originally Posted by Scharfschutze91 View Post
i like the zipper... pullover's hurt when i take them off. I gel my hair everyday so when I pull it off it snags on my hair and hurts.
mrmag11 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-01-2012, 12:29 PM   #9 (permalink)
Straight 6 DID Bust!
 
Kermit's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Pace, FL

I wouldn't put anything bigger than a small handycam on one of them to be honest.

Manfrotto 7301YBBB Compact Tripod, 3-Way Aluminum Head 719821297598 | eBay

The local camera shop had these in stock a while back. I haven't used one, but they look very sturdy and it is a manfrotto which is top of the line when it comes to tripods. I'd look into something like this.
Kermit is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-03-2012, 04:43 PM   #10 (permalink)
chuff chuff
 
Hobbes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Hudson, NH

I have an old arse tripod my father found at the local dump. It's not the sturdiest thing in the world and it smells really musty but I do like that it's nice and tall. I have a Manfroto where the height is just lacking :-/
Hobbes is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

  mcarterbrown.com » General » Off-Topic » Plugged in

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 05:21 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.6
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO
© MCB Network LLC