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sxw88 1,037 2,244 April 17, 2016 at 12:34 PM in Tripods (4) More Adorama Deals
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Promoted 04-19-2016 by SubZero5 at 02:14 PM View Original Post
Adorama.com has Vanguard Alta Pro 264AB 4-Section Aluminum Tripod w/ SBH-100 Ball Head on sale for $129.99. Shipping is free. Thanks sxw88
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I just bought the Vanguard Alta CA 234AGH last week from Frys for $80+tax. Worth the upgrade to this? Thanks!
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I just bought the Vanguard Alta CA 234AGH last week from Frys for $80+tax. Worth the upgrade to this? Thanks!
What are you using it for? The 264's ballhead alone for me is worth the extra 50.
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What are you using it for? The 264's ballhead alone for me is worth the extra 50.
I am using it for casual family photos, nothing serious. What do you think about that GH-30 grip head on the 234? I don't see much reviews on it. Thanks!
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Is this a good beginner tripod? I have a T5i and am just starting out and have been eyeing up the last few tripod deals but opinions on what to get and how much you should spend are all over the place. There doesn't seem to be much between the cheapo ~$80 models and the $200+ models from what I've seen. I don't want to go crazy on my first one since I'm not sure how much I'll use it and I don't need an expensive coat rack.
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After reading many reviews on this tripod, I picked one up. Most of the reviews are positive, and unless you're planning on using it daily, it should work fine for most people. Thanks OP!
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Last edited by Matt715 April 18, 2016 at 04:50 PM
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After reading many reviews on this tripod, I picked one up. Most of the reviews are positive, and unless you're planning on using it daily, it should work fine for most people. Thanks OP!
This is a solid enthusiast tripod, Nice buy!
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Thanks! A year or so ago I did some major price/feature comparison between basically every tripod I could find on Adorama, B&H Photo and Video, and Amazon. This was on my short list. The "Instant Swivel Stop-n-Lock (ISSL)" feature was its biggest selling point, IIRC, as I find myself pointing my camera straight down quite often and it's a little annoying when you can see the tripod.
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Is this a good beginner tripod? I have a T5i and am just starting out and have been eyeing up the last few tripod deals but opinions on what to get and how much you should spend are all over the place. There doesn't seem to be much between the cheapo ~$80 models and the $200+ models from what I've seen. I don't want to go crazy on my first one since I'm not sure how much I'll use it and I don't need an expensive coat rack.
Consider the weight, if you want to carry your tripod outdoors. This one weighs 5.5 lbs
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oh damn it. I just got my 263ab from ebay for 150 new.

Quote from Matt715 View Post :
Is this a good beginner tripod? I have a T5i and am just starting out and have been eyeing up the last few tripod deals but opinions on what to get and how much you should spend are all over the place. There doesn't seem to be much between the cheapo ~$80 models and the $200+ models from what I've seen. I don't want to go crazy on my first one since I'm not sure how much I'll use it and I don't need an expensive coat rack.
I'm using the 263 which is the 3 leg version vs. 4 leg version with my 5D Mark III with 24-100mm lense and its perfectly stable even at the 3 ft. I just got it today, you might want to consider a different head if you plan to do a lot of videos though. SBh100 is very limited. It's solid but limited.
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The 264 fits nicely (barely so)in the backpack I use as a carry on. Got it on Amazon for 140 in 2013 so this seems good. I did get an extra pan head free at the time, but never use it.
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I have the dolica ball head that gets listed here often. Does anybody have experience with both and can compare the two?
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Quote from Matt715 View Post :
Is this a good beginner tripod? I have a T5i and am just starting out and have been eyeing up the last few tripod deals but opinions on what to get and how much you should spend are all over the place. There doesn't seem to be much between the cheapo ~$80 models and the $200+ models from what I've seen. I don't want to go crazy on my first one since I'm not sure how much I'll use it and I don't need an expensive coat rack.
check out amazon basics tripods. I hear they are very good for what you pay. if you're not sure you need it, don't spend thus kind of money.

I am thinking of an amazon basics to replace a $300 set of carbon fiber legs I had that broke
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I have been looking for a very sturdy tripod for the purposes of using with a Crane/Jib and Dolly.

Most of the tripods I have put my crane doesn't seem to be able to handle all the weight.

My current tripod states it can handle up to about 15 lbs but that's about the average weight im seeing for most tripods..

Anyone know if this one is a good recommendation for what I want to use it for?

My current set up comes very close to 15lbs including my camera, mic, crane, and weights.

Thanks in advanced.
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