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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?
we post the reasons to avoid a 50 dollar tripod, your are still on a crusade to find a cheap tripod.

we post the cheapest tripod to minimize your losts, you report us and tell us to get out.

now you want us to tell you brands that are good (which you cant afford on $50 budget) and brands to avoid (everything at about $50).


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post #32 of 42
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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.
Exactly.

If youre looking for a $50 tripod you are in need of advice about what makes a tripod useful. A $50 tripod is only about as useful as a $50 monopod, except the monopod isnt going to break in 6 months. Itll give you some stability for shooting slower than 1/125 but will likely show shake blur at slower than 1/30. If youre not shooting slower than that, then just get a monopod and call it a day.

If you cant stand to hear that youre basically pissing in the wind, then maybe you shouldnt ask for advice. That way you can continue on in ignorant bliss.
post #33 of 42
Good brands?
Try Markins, Slik, Vanguard or Manfrotto

No wait, better yet, Gitzo...
Edited by Full_Tilt - 3/23/11 at 5:58pm
post #34 of 42
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$50, tripod, 6 months of use. Any brands that are good in that description? Stop trolling people, I thought OCN was a nice community.
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I have a knock off of the Dolica one you linked made by Dynex instead (LOOOOL), its a little finicky at times but is pretty good for the price, I don't use it to much, and I shoot video static most of the time. Overall its pretty sturdy, not a terrible tripod, it works.
    
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Stop trolling people, I thought OCN was a nice community.
Trolling? We've consistently given you good advice, which is apparently not what you want to hear.
post #37 of 42
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I have a knock off of the Dolica one you linked made by Dynex instead (LOOOOL), its a little finicky at times but is pretty good for the price, I don't use it to much, and I shoot video static most of the time. Overall its pretty sturdy, not a terrible tripod, it works.
Same tripod though? Like same design?
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Trolling? We've consistently given you good advice, which is apparently not what you want to hear.
Why are you still posting?
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post #38 of 42
Hey if you want I can sell you a broken camera. Same thing.
post #39 of 42
http://www.osnusa.net/osn-os-700-tripod.html

For 50 dollars, you're not going to get:

-A tripod that will be stable on a variety of surfaces
-Anything but a plastic QR plate and latch, which indefinitely means it will be easy to yank the camera out of there by accident
-Legs sturdy enough to resist bending when fully extended

Consider, that for 40-50 dollars more, you can get a tripod that will last years as opposed to weeks or (optimistically) months. What more reasoning do you need? If you can't afford to wait a bit and save more money, you probably shouldn't be pissing 50 dollars away on a junk tripod.

Things will inevitably be moving around you when shooting video; it's akin to riding a motorcycle on the road. You can be as careful as you want, but everything/everyone else is unpredictable. Save some money and get a decent tripod, or (as has been suggested at least 5 times now) but the cheapest POS you can get, as the quality does not differ enough between a 20 and 50 dollar tripod.
post #40 of 42
Ugh... fine

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

I have this tripod, Ive had it for about 2 years. Its basically my cheapy that I carry around to places where my good tripod could get damaged.
The head isnt that great, but about as good as youre gonna get for this price.
Its somewhat stable, but yet again, about as good as you'll get for this price.

I always either use a remote shutter control or use a timer to eliminate any shake when shooting slower than 1/60
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