Should i really splurge on a tripod?

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Zane Chua
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Should i really splurge on a tripod?
Mar 23, 2012

I'm using a D7000 + MB-D11 Attachment with a 18-200mm Nikkor Lens. I've been shooting for almost a year now and I've finally saved up enough money over the holidays to get a tripod after paying my dad back for the camera.

I was intending to get the Gitzo GT2531 + RRS BH-55 LR + RRS BMBD11-L,

However then i thought about Price. That setup above costs about 1100USD and i'm wondering if it's really all that worth it to spend 1100USD on just the Tripod. I could be getting a Nikkor Macro Lens with that amount of money or spend it on something else.

Can someone please advise the real life usage opinions on getting an expensive tripod in comparison to a cheaper one?

I know it's supposedly easier to use, adjust etc but i want to hear from the people that are actually on the ground shooting with a tripod.

Cheers!

Nikon D7000
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