Tripod recommendation - photo + video

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Tripod recommendation - photo + video
Mar 18, 2013

I'm looking for a decent, budget-friendly tripod.

The tripod will get relatively light use, mostly for video (with a lightweight Canon Vixia camcorder) but also for photo with a Canon t4i.

- I don't have any really heavy lens, so load rating isn't very important.
- Since I want to do video, I ruled out ball heads. To be compatible with photography, I ruled out fluid heads as well (the light weight of the camcorder doesn't require it). I guess this just leaves me with 3-way pan heads.
- The tripod should reach at least 60". Closer to 72" is better.

Here are a few models I'm considering:

- Slik Pro 700DX ($160)
- Manfrotto 055XPROB Tripod Legs (Black) w/ 804RC2 Head ($199)
- Manfrotto 055XDB Tripod Legs (Black) with 804RC2 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head ($184)
- Manfrotto 055XDB Tripod Legs (Black) with MH293A3-RC1 Aluminum 3-Way Head ($181)

I welcome any recommendation within the same price range, whether or not it is in my selection.

 EricDu's gear list:EricDu's gear list
Canon EOS Rebel T4i Canon EF-S 55-250mm f/4-5.6 IS II Canon EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM +1 more
Canon EOS Rebel T4i (EOS 650D / EOS Kiss X6i)
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