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03-12-12, 12:10 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
I have recently upgraded from a velbon that cost about £40.
The main reason I decided to upgrade was that my velbon would not support the weight of some of my heavier lenses.
I purchased the Slik 700 pro dx that came complete with head. I am very impressed with the build quality, it's very solid and sturdy and easily supports the weight of my heaviest lenses. It's heavy compared to some tripods but I can live with that. Some are carbon fibre so are lighter.
The more expensive tripods are more likely to have more feature s which may let you get the camera lower to the ground or even invert it.
The Slik I bought was on offer from £300 to £120 and I'm very happy.
It's worth remembering that some tripods come with heads, and some don't so have to be bought.
Hope this helps.
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