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05-26-2011, 02:01 PM   #1
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Gentlemen, which Tripod best fits within my budget? (Max 230 Euros)

My old tripod fell apart, literally. I need a new tripod and head for school next september, something preferably under 200 to 230 euros max. What do I need? Something that can with stand wind and rain, something tough, something that won't scratch the bottom of my camera. Any advice? How can I get the best bang for my buck?

05-26-2011, 02:40 PM   #2
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I am not up to day but something from the Manfrotto 190 series should be good. If you don't mind used, Gitzo aluminium series 2 could be had dirty cheap.
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manfrotto 055XB classic with 808RC2 head is a nice combination or 494RC2 if you want a ballhead
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Thanks, I will look into those!

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I've had the 055 for 10 years, and it still going strong
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The Manfrotto 055 is certainly up to the requirements you wrote: robust and reliable. Mine is too old to mention now and is still in perfect condition. The aluminium version is not only easily within your price range, it has to be said, it is also more robust than the more light weight carbon fibre. CF legs can be damaged more easily and the weight advantage is not really that big in that tripod class.

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