looking for a new tripod

Discussion in 'Equipment Discussions' started by 300 ultra, Feb 5, 2011.

  1. 300 ultra

    300 ultra Well-Known Member

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    Looking for a new tripod for under 200 bucks. I am looking at the Cabelas carbon fiber one for $150. I am looking for suggestions and reveiws. thanks
     
  2. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    first of all goto a good camera store and look to see what they have (I'm assuming your talking about mounting a scope on it). Then go on Ebay in the camera section and see what's there. I use a Monfretto with a claw mount head (ball type). I bought the ball head off Ebay for about forty dollars, and I now couldn't live with out it. Carbon fiber is nice, but really no better than metal legs. It's there to save weight. I have about $175 in my tripod, head, and claw adapters altogether when I bought it all off Ebay.
    gary
     

  3. Len Backus

    Len Backus Administrator Staff Member

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    I own $20,000 in high end camera equipment including $700 tripods and $400 ball heads.

    This $100 Vanguard tripod and ball head that we sell in the LRH Gear Shop is very, very good. Trust me on this.
     
  4. Trickymissfit

    Trickymissfit Well-Known Member

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    I like that one!
    gary
     
  5. retiredcpo

    retiredcpo Well-Known Member

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    I like my BOG Pod
    retiredcpo
     
  6. Lefty Lucas

    Lefty Lucas Well-Known Member

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    Len:
    How is the Vanguard tripod with a spotting scope on it in the wind? I have an old photo tripod that is heavy and it does not do well in high winds. It likes to vibrate and looking thou the scope you just can't see good because of the vibration. I use mine a lot spotting for other people in comp. and just at the range but in the SD wind it plays hell with it. I though I needed a heavier tripod but I don't know. SD winds blow hard, it helps if I put my hand on the tripod but I don't like doing that because i think I might put a little shake into it also. I don't like touching it if I can help it.

    Thanks
    Lefty Lucas