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best budget tripod for my canon eos 1000D

Dean Messenger Dean Messenger 424 posts

well the title says it all.. or most of it.
im looking for a budget tripod for my canon eos 1000D mainly macro work so need one that supports low level shooting ( 30 cm kind of thing) also for outdoor work/landscape shots etc so need to failry solid.
one ive seen is the Cullmann 52501 Nanomax 250 Tripod which has the features i need but not sure on stability etc.
my largest lens is a tamron 70-300 so muct be able to hold that.
ideally would like a manfrotto or redsnapper but im limited to £60 max.
probably not the best place to ask but thought it may be worth a try. sales dont seem to offer up much and looked in pc world at there camlink one ( the 2100) looks robust enough but doesnt offer low level shooting.
second hand isnt a problem in fact most likely get a far better deal as i have the money sitting idle in paypal.
any help greatly appreciated or if you know someone selling one even better.many thanks and a happy new year to you all

Mark Tull Mark Tull 634 posts

Not sure if you’ll get one to sneak in on budget, but these are excellent..
It will do all you need it too, plus it’s small enough to carry on a day out, and comes compete with a bag..
Mine cost me£85, but if you can find one online a little cheaper, go for it, you won’t regret it ;-))

Dean Messenger Dean Messenger 424 posts

many thanks but a little above my budget
seems so far i keep coming back to this one
http://www.fotosense.co.uk/cullmann-nanomax-250...

though the redsnapper here which has great features and supports a massive 8kg load really catches my eye.
http://www.redsnapperuk.com/camera-accessories/...

update finally went for this one "http://www.redsnapperuk.com/camera-accessories/...
its same as the rs-284 but slightly longer so better overall height.. a bargain i think will let you know once ive got it and played with it

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Dean, sorry for the above. Not sure what happened my computer went crazy!
Back to the topic, I use a Velbon Sherpa. The thing I like about it is that the detachable centre post has a clamp as well as the ability to invert the post to get down low, both of which are great for macro work. Have a look at http://www.velbon.co.uk/newvelbon/pages/sherpa8... you can see the “Hide Clamp” under the main support post. As to price it’s relative, but I was happy with it.

Dean Messenger Dean Messenger 424 posts

Hi Kevin np about the post errors.
as you can see i finally went for the redsnapper. reviews of this tripod were awesome and its normally priced at around £85 and they had it on special xmas offer for £49 with a free head. the centre colum is reversable ( quote “The center pole is reversable allowing your camera to be positioned close to the ground OR you can change to the optional short center column that is included to get you ‘low down’. It also has a sprung loaded hook to hang a weight from to give more stability to the tripod.”
and add to that the unit has spiked feet too which is great for outdoor use. build quality is superb and i certainly never expected to get something of that quality for under £50

Aditiv Aditiv 1 post

It’s a great camera. I love it.

If you want to invest on Tripod, it is better if you go for 75mm bowl. 100mm bowl is also available in the market. But 100mm tripod suits well when ur camera weighs around 20 lbs. It is more used for heavy camera setups.

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I use 100mm tripod for EOS C500 and 75mm tripod for Mark III. Before purchasing tripod, I’ve been looking for getting a tripod for my video productions for about a year. Most were very expensive.
http://www.proaimshop.com/pas/Tripod-Stands/

Then finally I purchased my tripods from Proaimshop. This comes at a great price and delivers on quality.

One more thing, they have recently launched kit for Canon EOS C100/C300/C500

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http://www.proaimshop.com/pas/CAMTREE-HUNT-Supp...

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