Originally Posted by coupekid
If anyone has any recomendations for a nice reasonably priced tripod for Gina, I would like to hear by the way, I am getting one for Christmas! My two tripods have now become bipods!
Budget is pretty broad for me as I can always bung a little extra in, but around 50quid would be nice.
If you're looking for something reasonably stable, with careful use, and also at a reasonable price you might like to have a look at the Velbon Sherpa range.
We have a Velbon Sherpa 760 here that we usually leave in the car boot or under a campervan bed - so we almost always have something
available if we don't have the Manfrotto tripod or monopod with us.
The Velbon 760 has an integral 3-way pan/tilt head (with a metal
QR plate) and can hold a load of up to 4Kg.
Obviously it's not as good as the Manfrotto (I have the 055ProB) but the velbon is nevertheless a useful tripod imho when used with care. It's also a reasonable price at around £80-£90, complete with its integral pan/tilt head. The Velbon is also useful for the off-camera flash when I have the camera mounted on the Manfrotto ... so it's served us well down the years and still does, good value for the money.
Have a look at the entire Velbon 'Sherpa' range at Warehouse Express. They price range is about £50-£150.