Best lens for night time / landscape photography

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Jeff Peterman
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Tripod

Opinions vary widely on what a "good" tripod will cost you,

They vary even more on the definition on a "good" tripod. I have several, tripods, some cost as little as $30 and they all get used. When I need something light weight just to hold the camera for some snaps, the $30 one is fine: it doesn't have to steady my 5D with a 70-200 mm lens under high winds, and it is perfectly good enough to hold my SL1 with an 85mm lens and a flash attached. I have an $80 Gorilla tripod that has legs that are great for attaching it to a chair back or another fixed item.

Yes, if I was using a tripod to shoot outdoors, in a challenging environment, trying to steady a long lens for a long shoot, I'd want a bigger, expensive, tripod, and if I needed to carry it long distance I'd want it to be carbon fiber (increasing the cost any more), but sometimes a tripod under $100 is fine and anything more expensive is over kill.

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