Posted Fri Jul 14, 2006 11:05AM
I'm shooting with a Nikon D70s and I'm starting to do portrait work both outside and in a studio. I've got a cheap and small Quantaray tripod that's been working okay, but it's defintely not easy to work with.
Can anyone recommend a good, reasonably priced ($100 - $150) tripod that I could use for portrait work? I'll be thowing it in a suitcase and halling it around with me quite a bit, so size and weight are also a factor.
(Edited on 2006-07-14 11:05:52 by carrollphoto)
(Edited on 2006-07-14 11:30:47 by carrollphoto)
Posted Fri Jul 14, 2006 3:03PM
I just went through this, largely on this forum. After buying the
absolute cheapest things I could get my hands on, and then something
"different" with a benbo, I finally spent the extra few bucks and
bought the Manfrotto 3021pro legs (about $150), which seem to be the
most highly regarded entry level legs out there. The 3030 head
($65) is most often recommended to go with it (entry
level). I put in a few extra bucks and got the pistol grip
head. After wrestling with mediocre equipment for a few weeks, I
was most happy to spend the $250 and not have to think about this ever
again. I know it's over your price range, but after a month of
agony, would like like to say how much it's worth it to spend the extra
Posted Fri Jul 14, 2006 5:48PM
That's great advice Kim. Thanks for saving me the grief that you went through. I'll start hunting for a Manfrotto ASAP.