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Tripods in general, yay or nay? Opinions

davidset

Los Angeles, US
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davidset Donor Ribbon awarded for his generous support to the Fundraising Campaign 2014 Registered since 29th Oct 2010
Sun 06-May-12 08:43 PM

I have taken pictures and snapshots for over 30 years.
Purchased a Nikon D200 when it came out, a Manfrotto tripod and ball head and have been trying to take "photographs" ever since. Every time you learn something, you discover two more things you need to learn more about.
Sorry, getting to my point,I am going to upgrade my ball head first, and legs asap,and have been researching the main ball head choices .Seems to come down to 3 or 4 models,and the booth line appears to be any of the top three will be a good choice.

The big dilemma is when as an undecided guy reading reviews,comes across an online expert blogger proclaiming that digital cameras and the d800 in particular eliminate the need for a tripod. He says the only people carrying tripods will be newbies and beginners .

I enjoy using tripod, (not as steady handed as i once was anyway) but was surprised to read that my new D800 was ending the need to carry one.

Im pretty sure I know how you folks are going to react, but before i go spend 500-750 for a new (non creeping) ball and plates just want to hear from you.

Thanks for your time and opinions
David

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