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To be very honest about 8 months ago I went in the store thinking I knew what was good (I Didn't know much because I had just come from a gopro) and what was bad and I asked for a fluid head tripod. The guy said yea this is a fluid head and he gave me a ball head photography tripod ;-;. It can only support 1.5kg and Whenever im looking for a lens, or a monitor I am always limited by the weight. You know whats even worse? it was 122$ US Here is the tripod I gotJOBY EverPod Flow Compact Tripod with Joystick HeadYea its not great for video is it? I asked for a fluid head. But now I am wondering what if I got another tripod like a fluid head and not be ripped off this time : (

is it to early to upgrade though? and if there is any options please tell me (150 USD)

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19 minutes ago, RTX 2070 Max-Q said:

To be very honest about 8 months ago I went in the store thinking I knew what was good (I Didn't know much because I had just come from a gopro) and what was bad and I asked for a fluid head tripod. The guy said yea this is a fluid head and he gave me a ball head photography tripod ;-;. It can only support 1.5kg and Whenever im looking for a lens, or a monitor I am always limited by the weight. You know whats even worse? it was 122$ US Here is the tripod I gotJOBY EverPod Flow Compact Tripod with Joystick HeadYea its not great for video is it? I asked for a fluid head. But now I am wondering what if I got another tripod like a fluid head and not be ripped off this time : (

is it to early to upgrade though? and if there is any options please tell me (150 USD)

When you say fluid head do you mean majestic head? It’s an older term.  Fluid head used to be about smooth panning, whereas ball head used to be about quick movement and resets. There were fluid ball heads that did both.  They were famous for being very weight limited though.  You could get ball heads that heals a lot, but their clamping systems were ferocious. 

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2 hours ago, Bombastinator said:

When you say fluid head do you mean majestic head? It’s an older term.  Fluid head used to be about smooth panning, whereas ball head used to be about quick movement and resets. There were fluid ball heads that did both.  They were famous for being very weight limited though.  You could get ball heads that heals a lot, but their clamping systems were ferocious. 

I said fluid head for smooth pans. He said "Yeah, (looks at the box) This is a fluid head" I was excited. and I unboxed it to find out that it wasn't, mustn't of been a videography guy.

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Hi, All I need to tell you is I dont want it much longer than 16 inches long when its closed down for transporting, I do want a nice fluid head. 200 usd is the much much much upper limit of my budget and I want it to grow with me unlike the tripod I have had for 6 months ;-; 

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I use a Velbon DV-7000N (something like that). Its very sturdy, durable and not too heavy. With fluid head so great pans and tilts. And quick release plate for ease.

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6 hours ago, GDRRiley said:

==mereged threads==

you've got 2 about tripods made 5 days apart

5 hours* and days. Listen I suck at making posts : D

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6 hours ago, VFXGuy said:

I use a Velbon DV-7000N (something like that). Its very sturdy, durable and not too heavy. With fluid head so great pans and tilts. And quick release plate for ease.

Yea but. will it fit on the side of my backpack (Lowerpro aw 250 ii) You need a pretty small tripod to go on there.

 

Edit: Magnus vt300 good?

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2 hours ago, RTX 2070 Max-Q said:

 

Yea but. will it fit on the side of my backpack (Lowerpro aw 250 ii) You need a pretty small tripod to go on there.

 

Edit: Magnus vt300 good?

Small tripods are flimsy, and tripods that aren’t flimsy are usually neither small nor cheap 😕  

I don’t think there is a fine art that exists that doesn’t have that problem (watch someone bring up rock balancing or something)

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59 minutes ago, Bombastinator said:

Small tripods are flimsy, and tripods that aren’t flimsy are usually neither small nor cheap 😕  

I don’t think there is a fine art that exists that doesn’t have that problem (watch someone bring up rock balancing or something)

Fine. Used peak design carbon fiber tripod. slap on a fluid head

 

Edit: I dont need weight capacity I would rather have 3kg max and a good small size and a decent fluid head for 400$ cause I know it will be the last tripod ill ever need for traveling.

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20 minutes ago, RTX 2070 Max-Q said:

Fine. Used peak design carbon fiber tripod. slap on a fluid head

 

Edit: I dont need weight capacity I would rather have 3kg max and a good small size and a decent fluid head for 400$ cause I know it will be the last tripod ill ever need for traveling.

im not upgrading cameras in 6 years.

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36 minutes ago, RTX 2070 Max-Q said:

im not upgrading cameras in 6 years.

I'm almost certain you will.

58 minutes ago, RTX 2070 Max-Q said:

Fine. Used peak design carbon fiber tripod. slap on a fluid head

these may fit the bill. its closer to 20in

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1504657-REG/sirui_t004skva5_t_004sk_aluminum_tripod_with.html

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1432994-STUD/manfrotto_mvkbfrl_liveus_befree_live_aluminum_lever_lock.html

https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1500126-REG/sirui_et1204_va5_et_1204_carbon_fiber_tripod.html

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7 minutes ago, RTX 2070 Max-Q said:

Welp, Sh*t im stuck

why? those are right your price and are about a small as video tripods come

 

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2 minutes ago, GDRRiley said:

why? those are right your price and are about a small as video tripods come

 

Oh those? I didnt check those links Ill have a flick through.

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9 minutes ago, GDRRiley said:

why? those are right your price and are about a small as video tripods come

 

Sirui ET-1204 Carbon Fiber Yes please perfect. One caveat Cant find it in Australia. 

I can find the legs not the head. Hold on I can just screw on a head. Which head?

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10 minutes ago, RTX 2070 Max-Q said:

Sirui ET-1204 Carbon Fiber Yes please perfect. One caveat Cant find it in Australia. 

I can find the legs not the head. Hold on I can just screw on a head. Which head?

https://sirui-photo.com.au/where-to-buy/

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3 minutes ago, RTX 2070 Max-Q said:

Can I get carbon fiber small legs and slap on a compact fluid head. Will that work?

yes you can, you just have to get a head that can attach to the legs.
 

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Just now, GDRRiley said:

yes you can, you just have to get a head that can attach to the legs.
 

Cause you could fine tune like. Good fluid head and okayish legs or good legs and okay fluid head.

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5 minutes ago, RTX 2070 Max-Q said:

Cause you could fine tune like. Good fluid head and okayish legs or good legs and okay fluid head.

I'd go for better legs as heads get replaced more often.

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Just now, GDRRiley said:

I'd go for better legs as heads get replaced more often.

okay what do you think is the max spent on legs for 5kg weight (I wont carry that much my canon m50 is 700g) 

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1 minute ago, RTX 2070 Max-Q said:

okay what do you think is the max spent on legs for 5kg weight (I wont carry that much my canon m50 is 700g) 

Manfrotto MT290XTC3US at least here in the US is one of the cheapest carbon fiber tripods that isn't a twist lock

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1 minute ago, GDRRiley said:

Manfrotto MT290XTC3US at least here in the US is one of the cheapest carbon fiber tripods that isn't a twist lock

Yes. Thanks.

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4 minutes ago, RTX 2070 Max-Q said:

Yes. Thanks.

as for a head. there are lots of options

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