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    i'm borrowing a tripod at the moment but the owner wants it back- i haven't really used it yet though


    can i have some advice on what to get please, i'm looking at getting a lowepro 100aw from jessops and hoping that it will attach to the side and want to order it at the same time

    don't want to spend a lot at them moment- is this one too cheap?

    http://www.jessops.com/Store/s1182/0...y=False&comp=n



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    I have one of those little gorilla tripods. It's wicked easy and very handy. Can't remember what I paid, but it wouldn't have been much.

    We have another (better?) tripod that was given to us. It's very nice, but too much work to use and 'lug.'






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    you need to have somehting to attach the gorilla pod to though don't you?















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    It really depends on what you're going to be doing with it. For example, if you're going to be taking photos on a windy hillside, you want a pretty sturdy tripod where as if you're usually taking photos of flowers in good conditions, anything will do in a way.

    I've sworn by manfrotto tripods for years. They're more expensive but all the heads are interchangeable and they're made with the nice little touches that come from a manufacturer who's been doing it for many many years.

    The one from jessops would certainly be fine to start with though!
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    I'm pretty sure that's the one Colin's got Brit. It's fine for what we need it for and he's got some good pics using it. It is pretty lightweight though so I agree with Keith, not for windy hillsides :D






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    The gorilla fits the bottom of my camera. It has a place to screw it in.






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    Chris has got the gorilla pod as well, he was really impressed with the SLR one he's bought a smaller one for my (well it's supposed to be mine ) camera. It's surprising how sturdy they are. The smaller one has a screw and the larger one has a quick release mount on it - I don't know where he's put it otherwise I'd take a picture for you.

    It's really good for a small tripod, he had it wrapped around the railings last year taking photos of Illuminations.









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    Yes, should have mentioned, I have the smaller one. I love the ability to wrap those little legs! LOL!






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