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inexpensive tripod suggestion

I finally received the Digital Rebel XT yesterday. I am looking for a tripod that is sturdy , lightweight, portable, can extend to a reasonable height, has a quick release plate, and in the neighborhood of $30. If that's not possible, what is the range I should expect?

Sp Chess
Tue Apr 26 12:29:23 PDT 2005

$30 tripods are generally not very good. They all wobble. But being warned . . . they can still make a difference, because it's better than having no tripod. The only good thing about a $30 tripod is that it is generally very light.

Ambico and Velbon comes to mind.

Go to Target or Wal-mart. Play around with some of the tripods they have there. You can see how they wobble and you can find one that is the lightest.

Chieh Cheng
Tue Apr 26 18:40:42 PDT 2005

You are right about the $30 tripods being somewhat flimsy. I looked at a few at Fry's and they were all about the same in that price range. They are also short / low. I want something that can extend to 48 inches or more to take pictures of people standing up.

I have to work on my hand shaking while taking the picture. It just doesn't want to stay steady.

Sp Chess
Wed Apr 27 10:48:41 PDT 2005

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