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Jan 26, 2013 20:47:48   #
Kamraman Loc: Canada
 
wISOr wrote:
GREETINGS! After spending a small fortune on a D7000, 3 lenses, bag...yadda yadda, I am now in the market for a tripod. BUT am a bit clueless which way to look, other than a decent used one that I can pack and carry on an upcoming whale watching excursion. The longest lens I have is the 70-300mm and I really would like to spend even a smaller fortune on a reasonable tripod. NOT a pro at this so a basic one that will hold the camera nicely and not send me to a lending institution to purchase... :) Aesthetically, as long as it has not been run over by a car and works will be OK too.
GREETINGS! After spending a small fortune on a D70... (show quote)


I love my tripod Slik 340 $129.99 at Henry's can be found cheaper else where. There are also more Slik 'pods' that can handle heavier equipment.

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Jan 26, 2013 20:58:30   #
wISOr Loc: Austin, TEXAS
 
WOW, another pod in my realm of spending! Deaf, really? My wife has been a sign language legal interpreter for 30 years! Thanks for your input.
ianhargraves1066 wrote:
wISOr wrote:
GREETINGS! After spending a small fortune on a D7000, 3 lenses, bag...yadda yadda, I am now in the market for a tripod. BUT am a bit clueless which way to look, other than a decent used one that I can pack and carry on an upcoming whale watching excursion. The longest lens I have is the 70-300mm and I really would like to spend even a smaller fortune on a reasonable tripod. NOT a pro at this so a basic one that will hold the camera nicely and not send me to a lending institution to purchase... :) Aesthetically, as long as it has not been run over by a car and works will be OK too.
GREETINGS! After spending a small fortune on a D70... (show quote)


Until a few years ago I always had a Gitzo Tripod until some kind soul stole it from my Volvo Station Wagon. I hand a succession of cheapy ones but needed a more substantial one that was not too heavy and suited a very light pocket book. Daytona has one not very well stocked dealer and I ended up in Best Buy and bought the only one they had available a "Sunpak 7500"It's a 3 section square legged thing. a center column that removes and acts as a monopod, a pan and tilt head. I ill trat it like crazy, been in the ocean with it, deep in sand and mud, throw it in the back of my truck and it has never let me down. I have placed a 10x8 wooden camera, on it, and consistantly mount my Sinar 4x5 on it. Never had a problem with it. I paid $65 for it and Best Buy still have an updated version for the same price. It came with 2 mounting plates so you are not always messing changing them. I would recommend it without reservation. Tilde531 used it with her CanonEOS50D and a 200mm lens without any problem and she carries it without complaining (well she does but I am deaf and can't hear her, haha)

Best of luck.

I also have a antique Kodak wooden tripod that held an 11x14 camera in a medical school but its too heavy to cart around.

Ian
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Jan 26, 2013 21:23:52   #
Scoutman Loc: Orlando, FL
 
wISOr wrote:
GREETINGS! After spending a small fortune on a D7000, 3 lenses, bag...yadda yadda, I am now in the market for a tripod. BUT am a bit clueless which way to look, other than a decent used one that I can pack and carry on an upcoming whale watching excursion. The longest lens I have is the 70-300mm and I really would like to spend even a smaller fortune on a reasonable tripod. NOT a pro at this so a basic one that will hold the camera nicely and not send me to a lending institution to purchase... :) Aesthetically, as long as it has not been run over by a car and works will be OK too.
GREETINGS! After spending a small fortune on a D70... (show quote)


Go carbon fiber. Lots of previous posts on tripod selection in the archives. Also - really great videos on a wide range of tripods on You Tube.

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Jan 26, 2013 21:58:02   #
silver Loc: Santa Monica Ca.
 
wISOr wrote:
GREETINGS! After spending a small fortune on a D7000, 3 lenses, bag...yadda yadda, I am now in the market for a tripod. BUT am a bit clueless which way to look, other than a decent used one that I can pack and carry on an upcoming whale watching excursion. The longest lens I have is the 70-300mm and I really would like to spend even a smaller fortune on a reasonable tripod. NOT a pro at this so a basic one that will hold the camera nicely and not send me to a lending institution to purchase... :) Aesthetically, as long as it has not been run over by a car and works will be OK too.
GREETINGS! After spending a small fortune on a D70... (show quote)


You will get so many replies to this. I would seriously recommend that you go to a good camera store and see exactly what is available for yourself. Your head will spin with what people will tell you here. make up your own mind for yourself.

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Jan 26, 2013 22:12:28   #
CBL19six9 Loc: Horseshoe Bay, Texas
 
wISOr wrote:
Db7423 wrote:
wmf wrote:
Thanks for the info and thank you for the color kudo! We will be on a far size ship and never thought about THAT movement. Bar Keep, another round of brewskies please!


Have a great time, take a lot of pics and post them soon. We need images with heat- it's freezing here.


Man I feel for you guys. Austin Texas is 76 degrees and no end in sight for a week or so.


yeah it's been awesome too!

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Jan 27, 2013 02:41:17   #
Capsurfer Loc: Sydney Australia
 
For what it is worth when you do start to think about buying a tripod check out the brand Sirui. I believe these guys used to make the gear for Manfrotto (or a very well regarded brand if not that one). They are carbon fiber, solid as, have good ball heads and no where near as expensive as the name brands. Model I have is the N-1204 which I use with a 7D plus zoom.

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Jan 27, 2013 02:58:56   #
Michael O' Loc: Midwest right now
 
wISOr wrote:
GREETINGS! After spending a small fortune on a D7000, 3 lenses, bag...yadda yadda, I am now in the market for a tripod. BUT am a bit clueless which way to look, other than a decent used one that I can pack and carry on an upcoming whale watching excursion. The longest lens I have is the 70-300mm and I really would like to spend even a smaller fortune on a reasonable tripod. NOT a pro at this so a basic one that will hold the camera nicely and not send me to a lending institution to purchase... :) Aesthetically, as long as it has not been run over by a car and works will be OK too.
GREETINGS! After spending a small fortune on a D70... (show quote)


So you won't want one for shipboard. But if and when you do need one for some of your shooting, fiberglass is lighter if you need to consider that because you'll be packin' it. Another generality, I suggest you get one with 3 sections; the 4-section tripods are not quite stiff enough to handle steadily very much weight, and you mentioned teles. I too use
Manfrottos, one of which is a monopod.

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Jan 27, 2013 07:34:27   #
jbslord Loc: Coventry UK
 
Soounds a lot like England...one inch of snow and the country comes to a slithering halt...except for us North Americans who just let a few psi out of the tires for grip and carry on regardless. Such fun;)
wISOr wrote:
Db7423 wrote:
wmf wrote:
Db7423 wrote:
wmf wrote:
Thanks for the info and thank you for the color kudo! We will be on a far size ship and never thought about THAT movement. Bar Keep, another round of brewskies please!


Have a great time, take a lot of pics and post them soon. We need images with heat- it's freezing here.


Man I feel for you guys. Austin Texas is 76 degrees and no end in sight for a week or so.


Go ahead and rub it in- BTW, have a lousy trip and on second look the color is terrible! :) :)
quote=wmf quote=Db7423 quote=wmf Thanks for the... (show quote)


Funny! BTW, the last blinding snowstorm we had was...NEVER. Not to mention the last time this city shut down was due to a whopping 1" of snow...No bull! COLD to most folks here is 40 ABOVE zero.
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:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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Jan 27, 2013 13:20:32   #
Michael O' Loc: Midwest right now
 
jbslord wrote:
Soounds a lot like England...one inch of snow and the country comes to a slithering halt...except for us North Americans who just let a few psi out of the tires for grip and carry on regardless. Such fun;)
wISOr wrote:
Db7423 wrote:
wmf wrote:
Db7423 wrote:
wmf wrote:
Thanks for the info and thank you for the color kudo! We will be on a far size ship and never thought about THAT movement. Bar Keep, another round of brewskies please!


Have a great time, take a lot of pics and post them soon. We need images with heat- it's freezing here.


Man I feel for you guys. Austin Texas is 76 degrees and no end in sight for a week or so.


Go ahead and rub it in- BTW, have a lousy trip and on second look the color is terrible! :) :)
quote=wmf quote=Db7423 quote=wmf Thanks for the... (show quote)


Funny! BTW, the last blinding snowstorm we had was...NEVER. Not to mention the last time this city shut down was due to a whopping 1" of snow...No bull! COLD to most folks here is 40 ABOVE zero.
quote=Db7423 quote=wmf quote=Db7423 quote=wmf ... (show quote)


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Soounds a lot like England...one inch of snow and ... (show quote)


Well guys, a blinding snowstorm takes a back seat to a Ghibly or Sirocco
-- Arabian names for a blinding and cutting sandstorm in the Sahara, where I've seen them so filled with dust-sized sand particles that no part of an aircraft literally could be seen from 6 feet away. that's why gamelos (camels) have evolved those big floppy nose-covering flaps.

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Jan 27, 2013 17:56:14   #
Kamraman Loc: Canada
 
Michael O' wrote:
jbslord wrote:
Soounds a lot like England...one inch of snow and the country comes to a slithering halt...except for us North Americans who just let a few psi out of the tires for grip and carry on regardless. Such fun;)
wISOr wrote:
Db7423 wrote:
wmf wrote:
Db7423 wrote:
wmf wrote:
Thanks for the info and thank you for the color kudo! We will be on a far size ship and never thought about THAT movement. Bar Keep, another round of brewskies please!


Have a great time, take a lot of pics and post them soon. We need images with heat- it's freezing here.


Man I feel for you guys. Austin Texas is 76 degrees and no end in sight for a week or so.


Go ahead and rub it in- BTW, have a lousy trip and on second look the color is terrible! :) :)
quote=wmf quote=Db7423 quote=wmf Thanks for the... (show quote)


Funny! BTW, the last blinding snowstorm we had was...NEVER. Not to mention the last time this city shut down was due to a whopping 1" of snow...No bull! COLD to most folks here is 40 ABOVE zero.
quote=Db7423 quote=wmf quote=Db7423 quote=wmf ... (show quote)


:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
Soounds a lot like England...one inch of snow and ... (show quote)


Well guys, a blinding snowstorm takes a back seat to a Ghibly or Sirocco
-- Arabian names for a blinding and cutting sandstorm in the Sahara, where I've seen them so filled with dust-sized sand particles that no part of an aircraft literally could be seen from 6 feet away. that's why gamelos (camels) have evolved those big floppy nose-covering flaps.
quote=jbslord Soounds a lot like England...one in... (show quote)


Check put 'Cold eh' you can find that it the search tab.

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