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My professor pointed this one out to me...I do not need anything super tricked out but I needed something that would match my height and would last me longer than a walmart brad tripod.

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._Kit_with.html
    
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I'm not an expert with tripods, but it looks pretty good.
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055xb is a winner for sure. Very solid tripod. I'm not crazy about the pan/tilt head that combo comes with (handles get in the way and too complex) but I'm more of a straight ball head kind of person anyway.
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I have been looking at those legs with this head Manfrotto 496RC2 Let us know what you think of it
    
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I have been looking at those legs with this head Manfrotto 496RC2 Let us know what you think of it
That's my kind of head. I got the 494 instead, which is also very decent.
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post #6 of 19
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I have been looking at those legs with this head Manfrotto 496RC2 Let us know what you think of it
Will do...I will order the tripod within the week....
    
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post #7 of 19
thats a nice tripod

if you want soemthing a bit cheaper link.

its not as tall but it folds up smaller and it comes with a ballhead which might or might not be better....

either way you cant go wrong with a 055xb
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thats a nice tripod

if you want soemthing a bit cheaper link.

its not as tall but it folds up smaller and it comes with a ballhead which might or might not be better....

either way you cant go wrong with a 055xb
Just noticed that the Benro is a five-section tripod. That must take a while to open, but it makes it nice and compact!
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post #9 of 19
Not to mention that the more legs, the more unstable your tripod becomes (generally).
    
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post #10 of 19
yea its a 5 section leg...but at at that price point i personally wouldnt expect much difference between 3 section vs 5 section.

plus it folds up nicely to 15" which is a huge plus if you travel...biggest problem i have with my 3 section benro is even fully collapsed its still a good 25+ inches.....
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