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      I need some advice.I own a Sony DSC H50. As you guys know, Diwali is just a couple of days from today. I am thinking of capturing the Diwali Night Fireworks in my camera. Secondly, our family would be together so I might as well have myself in the photographs too.For this, I need an inexpensive tripod. This tripod would be used indoors nine out of ten times and even otherwise it would be setup on level ground. I have no idea about how much tripods cost. Kindly suggest some models with their prices suitable for this purpose.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Beasta1.6S View Post
      Kindly suggest some models with their prices suitable for this purpose.
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      Quote Originally Posted by camchennai View Post
      Check this out....

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      I have a similar tripod and its good only for slim/light weight digital cameras and definitely not for DSC H50 which is comparatively big and heavy.

      You can try this which is a better option CA15 PORTABLE LIGHTWEIGHT DIGITAL CAMERA TRIPOD STAND % | eBay
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      Guys, I am 6 feet in height. I do not have a problem in bending and have a strong and healthy back .
      Should it affect my decision on the maximum height of tripod I should buy?

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      hi guys, Great to find this thread here..... even Im looking for a Tripod for my Canon 550D. Can anyone help!! Too confused with so many brands available- vanguard, manfrotto or a gorilla type. I checked the gorilla mini tripod model above...but its not meant for a DSLR....so pls advise me accordingly. Also wat sod i look for in the tripod...I want somthg light tat fits in my bagpack, thats easy and fast to mount. Price upto 4- 5k. Thanks in advance.
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      Guys, I am telling this with experience. No use buying cheap flimsy tripods.
      1. They are not stable when you place something remotely heavy. When you remove your hand after setting up the camera, it would have shifted
      2. They break easily. The handles of my tripod fell off. My friend's tripod cracked.

      These are designed for light weight P&S cameras and at best used for rare occations and when you have the camera strap at your hand lest something goes wrong.

      @Beasta, height matters to a certain extent. But, what matters more is the load bearing capacity of the tripod. Weigh your heaviest setup (camera + lens) and buy a tripod rated for twice that weight.

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      Quote Originally Posted by gegonbones View Post
      hi guys, Great to find this thread here..... even Im looking for a Tripod for my Canon 550D. Can anyone help!! Too confused with so many brands available- vanguard, manfrotto or a gorilla type. I checked the gorilla mini tripod model above...but its not meant for a DSLR....so pls advise me accordingly. Also wat sod i look for in the tripod...I want somthg light tat fits in my bagpack, thats easy and fast to mount. Price upto 4- 5k. Thanks in advance.
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      What lens do you have / planning to acquire ? The weight of your Camera+ lense plays a major role in your choice of Tripod , all tripods have a designed capacity try to match this with your requirement. and always acount for some extra tolerance to be safe with the equipment. a fall could be disastrous.

      I would suggest that you stick to either the Vanguard, Benro or Manfrotto [ not necessarily in this order] IMHO

      Also ensure that the head that you get with the tripod meets your requirements, such a three way panning , ball head , pan and tilt etc , ensure that you are able to pan smoothly with the heads.

      And well if you need the tripod to be be really mobile use the carbon fiber version and then you go way over your budget.

      Check out the websites of the manufacturer thoroughly before you take he plunge, the below Indian websites are good indicators of the actual price in india

      Online Shopping , Compare Price,Review, Compare price and Shop online in India. Shop Online best price for Digital Cameras, Digital SLR Cameras, Camera Accessories, Camera Lenses, Camcorders, Mobile Phones, MP3 Players, Ipods, Laptops, Storage Devices, O
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      I use a Manfrotto 055XPROB + 808RC4 Three way head for outdoor uses and a Manfrotto 209 Tabletop Tripod Legs w/ 492 Micro Ball Head for indoor macro work [ well if at all]

      And as jaguar rightly said do remember that you are going to trust the safety of your costly DSLR and Lense with the tripod so try and get a good one even if it means extending you budget by a couple of thousands .

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      Quote Originally Posted by HELLSTAR View Post
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      What lens do you have / planning to acquire ? The weight of your Camera+ lense plays a major role in your choice of Tripod , all tripods have a designed capacity try to match this with your requirement. and always acount for some extra tolerance to be safe with the equipment. a fall could be disastrous.

      I would suggest that you stick to either the Vanguard, Benro or Manfrotto [ not necessarily in this order] IMHO

      Also ensure that the head that you get with the tripod meets your requirements, such a three way panning , ball head , pan and tilt etc , ensure that you are able to pan smoothly with the heads.

      And well if you need the tripod to be be really mobile use the carbon fiber version and then you go way over your budget.

      Check out the websites of the manufacturer thoroughly before you take he plunge, the below Indian websites are good indicators of the actual price in india

      Online Shopping , Compare Price,Review, Compare price and Shop online in India. Shop Online best price for Digital Cameras, Digital SLR Cameras, Camera Accessories, Camera Lenses, Camcorders, Mobile Phones, MP3 Players, Ipods, Laptops, Storage Devices, O
      Flipkart.com: Online Shopping India: Buy Books Online: Mobiles, Cameras, Laptops, Accessories


      I use a Manfrotto 055XPROB + 808RC4 Three way head for outdoor uses and a Manfrotto 209 Tabletop Tripod Legs w/ 492 Micro Ball Head for indoor macro work [ well if at all]

      And as jaguar rightly said do remember that you are going to trust the safety of your costly DSLR and Lense with the tripod so try and get a good one even if it means extending you budget by a couple of thousands .
      Hi.....wat do u feel about this one....
      Flipkart.com: Vanguard Alta+ 203AP: Tripod
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      The load capacity is just 2Kg. Better stay away.

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      this tripod will hold ground with upto 300 mm non- L series lenses , but anything over this might be risky so take your call buddy ...

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