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Not a top of the line set but for the price its not to bad.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16830997747

40 bucks for a tripod and mono pod, not the best in build quality but it does what i need it to so far.

Oh yeah, free shipping.

It appears to basically be the one you linked but cheaper and it includes a monopod as well.
Edited by Tw34k - 3/22/11 at 8:13pm
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Absolutely love it, although battery life is only like 1 hour long.
take a look at this i got one and it works AMAZING. gets 4 hours+
http://www.overstock.com/Electronics...5/product.html
    
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take a look at this i got one and it works AMAZING. gets 4 hours+
http://www.overstock.com/Electronics...5/product.html
Wow, great price, I'll have to get that then, thanks for the link.
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$50. Video. Please suggest one. I don't want to spend more for 6 months of use.

So please, no more "Save more money" posts. You guys have answers for people who want $500 computers, so please help me on this with my price range.
thats because a 500 dollar computer wont break and say collapse your house........

but since its your camera.....

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...Accessory.html

15 bucks with a bag and a small tripod
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thats because a 500 dollar computer wont break and say collapse your house........

but since its your camera.....

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...Accessory.html

15 bucks with a bag and a small tripod
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Really, guy? We've tried to provide you with options that will be only marginally more expensive yet undoubtedly better, and you continue to ignore the same advice over and over.
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Firstly, this is overclock.net, not eseb1's forums. This isn't 'your' thread. You started it here, asking for advice from the community. I can understand being stuck with a budget, and can understand how sometimes advice that gets repeated quite a bit can be annoying, but don't get defensive when people try to help, it's counter-productive. Of course, if more than one person is suggesting it, (more accurately, if most people are suggesting it), then it's probably sound advice.

Secondly, Re1ncarnat3d's advice about the quality differences for tripods in the $20-$50 range is pretty much spot on. You really aren't going to find something at the $50 end of that range that is going to be miles apart from the $20-$30 end of the spectrum. Sub's recommendation wasn't actually all that bad, and you wrote him off because he was trying to make sure you realized that by hurrying up and picking up something on the cheap, you're putting your gear at risk.

I think I can refine Sub's comparison -- in a $500 system, which is the worst to try to skimp on?
  • A) Processor
  • B) Video card
  • C) Power Supply

The answer: C, power supply. It's better to spend a few extra bucks and get a quality PSU than get some cheap no-name because you can't (or don't want to) save for a couple of weeks.

Think of it this way -- Your PSU supports your entire system; if it fries, it can take stuff with it. Your tripod supports your camera/camcorder; if it fails, it will likely take your camera/camcorder with it. Then, you'll need to save alot more money to replace that and the tripod.

If you're still dead set on spending no more than $50, then just look for something within your budget and check the weight ratings in the product description to make sure that your camera is under the weight rating. Then, google it and see other people's reviews to see if any stick out as something to be avoided. Try to find something with a reputable name if possible, but to be honest, I dont know how many offerings there are from reputable names in that price range.

If all else fails, Best Buy sells tripods, just go to a brick and mortar store and check out what they have. Not a great selection (mostly Rocketfish stuff) but they have some lower end Manfrotto stuff (or at least did the last time I was in there).

On a slightly unrelated note, my old Velbon DF 60 supports 15 lbs. It's also slightly monstrous, but if you dont care about it being compact, etc, then I'd try to find a used one if you could.

One final tidbit -- my old Velbon DF 60 supports 15 lbs. It's massive, and Adorama used to carry it but doesn't any longer, but their eBay auctions seems to have 9 of them. They're slightly out of your range, $59.99 + 10.10 shipping, but it's something to keep in mind if you want something serious for that price range (just dont plan on packing it into a bag or anything like that, it's big even broken down).
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post #28 of 42
Cheap tripods are almost never a good idea.
As noted above, when they break it could damage your camera, but with that aside its still not going to last very long.
Id rather drop 150 bucks on a tripod that will last for 10 years than buying a $50 tripod that will last 6 months. Plus, during that 6 month lifespan it will perform significantly worse than the expensive tripod.

That being said, if youre not doing long exposures or needing to register photographs perfectly you dont actually need a tripod, just get a monopod like tw34k suggested.
post #29 of 42
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What the hell guys, $50, not $100, not $15. Stop harassing me with crap, if you don't want to help me finding a $50 tripod, don't post. I've been using a $10 tripod for the past few months and it worked fine until this month. So I'd like a $50 to last just 6 months.

$50, tripod, 6 months of use. Please post suggestions. Not just "fine, go ahead", any good brands? What are brands to avoid?
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What the hell guys, $50, not $100, not $15. Stop harassing me with crap, if you don't want to help me finding a $50 tripod, don't post. I've been using a $10 tripod for the past few months and it worked fine until this month. So I'd like a $50 to last just 6 months.

$50, tripod, 6 months of use. Please post suggestions. Not just "fine, go ahead", any good brands? What are brands to avoid?
If you just wanted a $50 and no advice don't post and just go find anything that says $50. Discussion forums are meant for discussions and advice, if you don't want advice use google.
    
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