Just settling in to my beautifully wonderful D60 and loving every minute, however for my interior work I will probably be best to get my act together with a tripod and IR release, the latter is easy but the former????
I have seen a very pretty Nikon Ni400 tripod they seem very good value and I was wondering if anyone has one to report on them please?
#1. "RE: Tripod advice" | In response to Reply # 0ChrisPlatt Registered since 04th Jun 2011Sun 03-Jun-12 09:52 AM
You would find that tripod to be essentially useless and very frustrating for interior photography. Without even addressing quality or stability issues, it is simply too small. If it has any utility at all, it would be with very small point and shoot cameras. The max height of the tripod is 3ft, 5 inches, presumably with the center column extended.
I think just about everybody who ventures into photography as a hobby or career eventually realizes that they will need to spend more money for a good, reliable tripod than they expected to or wanted to. The good news is that once one accepts that fact and acquires a good quality tripod, it will be a pleasure to work with and serve for a very long time. Our tripods easily outlast our cameras.
The choices can be overwhelming, but I doubt if anyone here will recommend any kit that will end up being less than $200. I recommend you look for alloy tripods from Manfrotto, Induro. You will get a lot of good recommendations here.
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#2. "RE: Tripod advice" | In response to Reply # 1Derek Mc Registered since 16th May 2012Sun 03-Jun-12 10:29 AM
Excellent, thank you for that the height is not such an issue as it is shops I work with and always have a table or some other item around to add altitude but it is very much quality I saw this as a Nikon tripod when I first read the advert but on re-reading see that it is indeed a new "fake" item so to speak.
I am off to look for Manifroto and Induro items as we speak.