First tripod = best tripod?

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ScottyGrayson
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First tripod = best tripod?
Jul 8, 2013

I keep reading you should buy the best tripod money can buy as your first tripod.  Are there beginners out there who spent more on a tripod than the rest of their beginner camera gear combined?

On a thrifty note... I am intrigued by the joby gorillapods.  I was thinking of getting a slr-zoom to hold my camera until I get a real tripod.  When that time comes, i can use joby to put a remote speedlight in interesting places.

Also, what is the best tripod (in your opinion)?  I keep reading that it is the Really Right Stuff tvc33 with the bh55 ballhead.  I searched for some used rrs gear online and couldn't find anyone selling it.  Customers must like it.

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