Can I get some budget tripod recommendations?

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TAGooty
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Re: Can I get some budget tripod recommendations?

FreshLimes wrote:

That's not an option, my budget is as previously stated. Probably going to go with the Benro Slim Travel Kit - Carbon Fiber.

There are multiple reviews stating that it's stable enough for astrophotography. I will have to go with a cheap option for now, just looking for the best cheapo tripod I can find.

I bought this Benro for use with a Nikon D7200 while hiking. Camera + lens ~1.2 kgs. The tripod is light, easy to setup and take down. Two drawbacks. (1) the single knob for controlling the ball head means that one cannot easily pan or tilt for a panorama or to track a moving object. I'd recommend a 2-knob head. (2) When flipped for portrait mode, the camera slowly rotates downwards however much I tighten the ARCA-Swiss plate (without using a screwdriver). This probably will not be an issue with a lighter camera, say 0.5 kg - 1 kg.

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