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Would this be a good purchase for me?

CharlesF

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CharlesF Registered since 05th Feb 2008
Mon 13-Oct-08 03:28 AM

I have a $25 tripod which I very rarely use, but these forums have convinced me that a good tripod would be the next best step in taking me to thee next level.

I currently have a D80, 18-200, Sigma 10-20, and just ordered a Sigma 150 Macro. In the future, I would like a longer lens.

I mainly take travel type shots with the 18-200 handheld, but am getting more interested in macro.

An acquaintance is offering to sell a Bogen Manfrotto 3221WN with a 3063 fluid head and a quick release plate.

Yes, I would rather have a good ball head, but finances don't justify it now.

Is this setup worthwhile for me? The fluid head would seem more useful with a video camera, and the outfit is fairly heavy.

What would be a fair price?

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