Help me choose my first tripod?

Started Mar 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
Osvaldo Cristo
Osvaldo Cristo Veteran Member • Posts: 4,347
Manfrotto 190XPRO

My first tripod was from Manfrotto - a venerable 055 (aluminium) and a ball head in the past millenium! I paid USD 150 for the combo and it presented good service for years - actually I used it as part of my trade-in when I bought one of my DSLR (then I had a better Gitzo tripod).

I think the current "equivalent" is at USD 186.52 at B&H:

I am sure this tripod will not deception you as your first tripod.

One more note: avoid that kind of "pistol" grips: actually they are small ball heads - very small to be stable under more hard conditions. Go to a "real" ball head for stability.


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