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What features do you prefer and a tripod and why?

by LAPIII / February 21, 2009 10:02 AM PST

I'm looking to get a tripod that is reliable and easy to use. Preferably I want it to cost less than $100 and highten to my height which is 5.9 feet or 69 inches.

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by Papa Echo / February 21, 2009 12:36 PM PST

...its height can be adjusted ... I suggest that you buy one with vertical and horizontal "level" indicators ...(two small glass tubes with liquid).

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by boya84 / February 21, 2009 11:57 PM PST

what your budget is - or what camcorder you are using.

For the low-end, check the SunPak Platinum Plus (BestBuy). No fluid head, but that can be changed - and it exceeds your height requirement.

For the high end, the K-Pod tripod system is amazing (and likely overkill as it was designed to support their crane).
You need to get the quick-release plate separately and the accessory selection (hard or air-filled or dolly-track wheels, spike feet, aan adjstable seat (I can stand on this tripod, that is how strong it is), and the Hercules fluid-head make for a great kit and the case is impressive, but it is very heavy (60+ pounds?).

There are a bunch of Bogen-Mafrotto or Libec selections in between the two...

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