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Last year I bought a DSLR Canon XSI and used a few times and later purchase a Panasonic ZS7 and my Canon have been sitting in a bag for quite some time now. I want to go out and take pictures now with it but want a Tripod. That been said I was thinking more of a Gorilla type tripod, I like the portability, price and can put my mind to work with its flexibility. Later down the road I will like to purchase a full tripod though. As for lens I just have the kit for now, will like to get a macro or a tele hopefully before christmas.

Also if you can recommend me some more books. I have The Digital Photography Book and Digital SLR Cameras & Photography for Dummies . I was thinking something along the lines of exposure and creativity.

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post #2 of 6

Whats your budget?

I just picked up a Manfrotto 055XPROB and the Manfrotto 498RC4 Midi Ball Head and it rocks!


Edited by DorkSterr - 6/11/11 at 4:47pm
     
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+1 on the above recommendation. Another popular and reasonably priced option is the Benro Travel Angel. Otherwise, anything from Manfrotto or Slik that's within your budget will be good.

As for books, you should definitely check out Bryan Peterson's Understanding Exposure, which is a must read, but he has other great guide books.
Edited by GoneTomorrow - 6/11/11 at 5:05pm
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I work at a retail store where we sell different brands, and Manfrotto is the one that people really return less. I have one myself, MKC3-H01 but it's more for outdoor. Reasonably priced at 60 bucks.
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I have a gorrillapod focus and it holds my a900 and a 24-70 pretty well. It's the more expensive one but its worth te price
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Manfrotto, Gitzo, Benro... can't really go wrong there... just need to find the configuration you need... and that will depend on what type of photography you will be doing
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