inexpensive tripod recommendation

Discussion in 'Professional Video Production' started by mkujbida, Mar 20, 2009.

  1. mkujbida

    mkujbida Guest

    I've been asked by a friend to recommend a decent tripod that won't
    break his pocketbook (under $500.00).
    Knowing that the Manfrotto brand seems to be a decent model, I'm
    currently looking at the 117 and the 475B.
    Any knowledgeable comments and /or suggestions for other makes/models
    are greatly appreciated.

    Thanks.
     
    mkujbida, Mar 20, 2009
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    Steve King Guest

    | I've been asked by a friend to recommend a decent tripod that won't
    | break his pocketbook (under $500.00).
    | Knowing that the Manfrotto brand seems to be a decent model, I'm
    | currently looking at the 117 and the 475B.
    | Any knowledgeable comments and /or suggestions for other makes/models
    | are greatly appreciated.
    |
    | Thanks.

    The Manfrotto 475B with a 501 head was my first tripod. It requires some
    operator finesse for smooth starts and stops, but I would recommend it. For
    about $120 more the same tripod is available with the 503 head, a
    substantial improvement. Also look at the Libec LS22M. I don't have direct
    experience, but a very experienced cameraman I've worked with likes it. It
    also has the advantage of weighing a little over eight pounds vs. the 13.2
    pounds of the Manfrotto.

    Steve King
     
    Steve King, Mar 20, 2009
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    Mike Kujbida Guest


    Thanks Steve. I'll take a look at those ones as well.

    Mike
     
    Mike Kujbida, Mar 20, 2009
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