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Can anyone recommend a tripod for under £50 to use with a SA mini and Canon DSLR?

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#1 Rocklobster

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Posted 07 August 2020 - 09:12 PM

Hi all,

In a nutshell, I've had reasonable success since I started AP this April with my seriously budget tripod that also happens to be 15 years old. Its clunky, moves easily and is basically a pain to use.

I literally have no budget for a new one at the moment but can spare absolutely no more than 50 quid. So, assuming I won't be getting anything that will change my life and floor me with build quality and stability, can any of you fine folk suggest a good option? I had this one in mind

https://www.amazon.c...i_NEGlFbJ67BJGQ

I absolutely cannot go over £50. Well, maybe £5 but that's really it.

A few notes.

- I do think I'm need a ballhead
- I use a Star Adventurer Mini
- Canon 4000d
- no counterweights but I do hang a heavy
Iron block to the bottom of my current tripod to add some stability. works for me for the moment.


Thank you all very much.

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#2 rk2k2

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Posted 07 August 2020 - 09:34 PM

Load Capacity- 4.4 lbs.  My gut tells me it's one of those cheap, very unstable tripods.  Best option may be to look for a used tripod, the higher the payload the better.

 

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#3 Rocklobster

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Posted 07 August 2020 - 09:57 PM

Load Capacity- 4.4 lbs. My gut tells me it's one of those cheap, very unstable tripods. Best option may be to look for a used tripod, the higher the payload the better.

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Thanks for the advice. To be honest, nothing can be as wonky as what I'm currently using, but I didn't think of the second hand option.

My entire setup weights less than 4.4lbs so that's not so much a concern.

I'm always a bit wary of buying second hand as I've been burnt in the past.

I appreciate the reply.

Cheers

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#4 MikiSJ

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Posted 07 August 2020 - 10:26 PM

I agree with the used option. I personally favor Manfrotto, but there are others out there with comparable qualities.



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Posted 08 August 2020 - 07:32 AM

Moving to DSLR ...

 

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