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Dolica AX620B100 62-Inch Proline Tripod and Ball Head
62" Aluminum Proline TripodSupport up to 13.2 lbsBallhead, quick release plate and bubble levelQuick release leg locks and non-slip rubber feet
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70 Reddit comments about Dolica AX620B100 62-Inch Proline Tripod and Ball Head:

u/CalmInTheSea · 7 pointsr/photography

Have you looked at this one from amazon?

Here are some reviews for it.

Seems like a good tripod for 40 dollars, im contemplating buying it later this week. Just to let you know of this option if you didn't already!

u/_TheDrizzle · 7 pointsr/photography
u/gabezermeno · 7 pointsr/photography

For under 35$ you will be getting nothing more than the same quality or worse than the amazon basics tripod. But if you must then get whatever you can find that's cheapest. I used to have this tripod which is 50$ and it was amazing for the price and way better build quality than anything else for the price or sometimes even double the price.

u/vwllss · 5 pointsr/photography
  • Light stand: $20
  • Umbrella and head for light stand stand: $15
  • Tripod with ball head: $40

    For your background just go to a local fabric store and buy a bunch of whatever is on clearance. My friend bought a ton of crushed velvet at like $2.50/yard and we shot in front of it with nice effects.

    You've now got a single umbrella, tripod, and backdrop for just under $100 including shipping.

    I'd suggest you get a 50mm prime with that $100 if your camera could focus with it. Still might be worth it some day if you just manual focus.

    EDIT: Two notes about your backdrop. First, heavier fabrics will have less creases and wrinkles (think towel vs t-shirt). Second, pull her further away from the backdrop so that it blurs more and so that her shadow is more diffused against it.
u/Bulldogg658 · 5 pointsr/photography

Have you considered the Dolica? 5 segments of twist locks would make me want to shoot myself.

u/spangborn · 5 pointsr/photography

I've got the last one you listed there - it's super cheap, but a quality tripod. It's pretty solid.

You can get it without the bundle on Amazon for cheaper: http://www.amazon.com/Dolica-AX620B100-62-Inch-Proline-Tripod/dp/B001D60LG8

u/Snake973 · 5 pointsr/photography

I shoot with the same body and same heaviest lens. This is my tripod, works lovely, never had an issue with it, and I picked it up after having a really light/kinda cruddy amazon basics tripod for several months, until i was trying to do some landscape pictures in high wind and I could hardly get the thing to hold still.

https://www.amazon.com/Dolica-AX620B100-62-Inch-Proline-Tripod/dp/B001D60LG8/ref=sr_1_3?ie=UTF8&qid=1501513930&sr=8-3&keywords=dolica+tripod

u/filya · 5 pointsr/astrophotography

My current equipment :

  1. Camera : Canon T3i
  2. Lenses : Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8, Canon 50mm f/1.8, Canon 55-250mm f/4.0-f/5.6
  3. Tripod : Proline Dolica
  4. Software : Photoshop CS3 and Lightroom 6

    Using these, I manage to get these : Album

    I want to further my astrophotography, but realize I would need better equipment to better these.



    Which of these would be best bang for my buck for a step forward with astrophotography?

  5. A tracker : Ioptron SkyTracker OR Vixen Polarie
  6. A good solid tripod and ball head
  7. PixInsight software (Is there a cheap or free alternative to a $250 software? I tried DSS, but found it to be inconsistent with results)

    I know a good answer to this would be 'everything', but I can't get myself to spend a lot of $$ at this moment. I could spend a few hundred on one of these, and then at a later point re-evaluate.

    Thanks for hooking me into this awesome hobby!
u/cougar572 · 5 pointsr/photography

Light, Stable, Cheap. Pick 2.

At that price point your gonna endanger your gear if you want something light. I don't have experience with them but the cheapest tripod I've seen recommended a lot is this Dolica http://www.amazon.com/Dolica-AX620B100-62-Inch-Proline-Tripod/dp/B001D60LG8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1397626268&sr=8-1&keywords=dolica+tripod

u/dshafik · 4 pointsr/photography

My fiancé buys me neat (and cheap!) camera gear every year for christmas, so far I've gotten:

  • Gary Fong Puffer $18.99 (a flash diffuser)
  • Targus Battery Grip $25.98 (this is somewhat camera specific)
  • Hot shoe spirit level $5 (this is cheap as hell and really cool!)
  • Canon Monopod $34.95 (I have the Monopod 100 but it's no longer available. These are great for when a tripod is too bulky and sturdy enough to use as a light walking stick)
  • Dolica Tripod $39.99 (Great prosumer tripod, not a pro tripod though)
  • Lens cap keeper $1.91 (sticks to any lens cap and then attaches to the lens body to stop the lens cap from falling off)

    All of these things are pretty awesome for me, a serious hobbyist with a Nikon D5000 DSLR.

    Having said that, what I want for Christmas is:

  • 52mm Neutral Density Filters ($31.99) and 62mm Neutral Density Filters ($42.99), these are the same set for both my lenses, they let you do longer exposures under brighter light conditions. I want them for a shoot in early December though so will probably buy them before that myself ;)
  • A gradiated ND filter ($11.99), for the same reasons as above but only for one half of the exposure, with a gradient transition
  • Panoramic Image tripod head ($16.95) for creating seamless panoramas

    Hopefully this helps!
u/ccurzio · 4 pointsr/photography

This is my go-to budget tripod recommendation. It's quite good for the price.

u/PlaidAvenger · 3 pointsr/photography

Not sure if you've already made a decision yet, but I recently picked up a tripod that I'm very happy with.

Dolica AX620B100 62-Inch Proline Tripod and Ball Head

I also have a T4i and the Dolica is more than sturdy enough to handle the weight of a T4i. This one has a lot of features that you usually only get from a much more expensive tripod.

If you'd like to see a video review of this tripod, and some of its features in action, you may want to watch this video...

Dolica Proline Tripod Review

*edit to update Amazon link

u/doubleplusunsigned · 3 pointsr/Ultralight

That's interesting that you have to check poles... I've traveled with a camera tripod in my carryon (which is essentially 3 collapsible trekking poles) and nobody batted an eye.

If you remove the rubber feet from that tripod, it exposes metal spikes for outdoor use...

Hooray for sane and consistent government regulations!

u/kdingo · 3 pointsr/photography

This is what i got when someone recommended it here in this sub:

http://www.amazon.com/Dolica-AX620B100-62-Inch-Proline-Tripod/dp/B001D60LG8/

It is an excellent tripod for the price. Looks like it'll be more than enough and heavy enough for your needs, and if you're worried about a tipping you can add a backpack or something to the hook and weigh it down more. Don't worry about compatibility with your camera. All cameras will fit all tripods.

u/bolanrox · 3 pointsr/Nikon

I personally use this one The Head slides a little even after tightening, so you almost have to over aim your angle, but you get used it after a bit.

Its plenty solid for messing around, not the smallest or lightest, to the smoothest to open, but its sturdy. Plus you can always get a better head down the road for it.

u/aybrah · 3 pointsr/photography

Would still take this https://www.amazon.com/Dolica-AX620B100-62-Inch-Proline-Tripod/dp/B001D60LG8/ref=sr_1_18?ie=UTF8&qid=1480092341&sr=8-18&keywords=camera+tripod over that.

For light use either will do you fine. If you intend on putting it through more regular and heavy use. Its worth spending more to get something better built

u/bigcatchicago · 3 pointsr/photography

This. I bought this tripod as a first tripod and it served me well for 2yrs. I am glad I bought this inexpensive one because it showed me what I wanted in a tripod before investing the bigger bucks. Read the reviews.

http://www.amazon.com/Dolica-AX620B100-62-Inch-Proline-Tripod/dp/B001D60LG8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1422309052&sr=8-1&keywords=dolica+tripod

u/syl1350 · 3 pointsr/photography

I have the [Dolica 62 inch Proline] (http://www.amazon.com/Dolica-AX620B100-62-Inch-Proline-Tripod/dp/B001D60LG8/ref=cm_cr_pr_product_top). I'm a student so cost was my first concern. I got it for $40 but right now it's $50 on Amazon. It's lightweight which can make it feel not so sturdy but I haven't had any problems with it, and if you check out the Amazon reviews, they're mostly positive. Hope it helps. I don't recommend getting tripods for any cheaper than this, they're really easy to break/topple over.

u/znark · 3 pointsr/photography

That is a micro tripod which is made for travel and portability. The main limitations are the low max weight (4.4 lbs) and low height (55.5 in extended, ). This means that it won't be very stable, you will have to get used to bending over, and it probably won't take a larger DSLR and long lens. On the other hand, it is light (2.4 lbs) and compact (18.9 in). I would only get it if you want a small tripod that you can fit in a suitcase.

You might look at the Dolica 62-inch Proline tripod on Amazon. It is popular and well reviewed. It looks like a proper tripod in that it doesn't have braces and pan head.

u/ItsMeEntropy · 3 pointsr/photography

> Dolica tripod

I assume you're using this one? Have you considered simply buying a new Arca-Swiss compatible tripod head and replacing the one on the Dolica?

u/admiraljohn · 2 pointsr/pics

A few weeks ago I ordered, on two separate orders, this tripod and this lens cleaner from Amazon. The tripod arrived first, in a long, rectangular box that you would imagine a tripod would ship in.

The lens cleaner arrived the next day in the exact same kind of box. Exact same dimensions, and even the same inventory number for the box printed on the side.

And then they go and do something like this... what the hell, Amazon?

u/ElXGaspeth · 2 pointsr/photography

The Dolica Proline Tripod sounds like it may work for you. It doesn't fold up very small, but I've brought it with me on a two-day backpacking trip and it held up to the rain, dirt, and environment very well.

u/brycedriesenga · 2 pointsr/SonyAlpha

This has one been really nice for me: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001D60LG8/

u/Shadowdestroy61 · 2 pointsr/photography

Which tripod would you get out of these two?

u/magical_midget · 2 pointsr/canon

I have not done a lot of astrophotography, but for sure you will need a decent tripod. You may be able to get one from amazon for cheap, since the t2i is not that heavy you do not need a really fancy one. also I will recommend you to install magic lantern in your camera (is free so it fits well with the budget). It will allow you to record exposures of more than 30 seconds or do a series of long exposure shots for star trailing shots. http://www.magiclantern.fm/

The alternative to magic lantern would be an intervalometer, but those are expensive.


Edit: This is the tripod I am using with a Canon 6D http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001D60LG8/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1409799757&sr=8-1&pi=SY200_QL40 it works well, some parts feel a little plasticky but I have used for over a year in rough conditions and still works well.

u/thebluehawk · 2 pointsr/photography

While I agree with what everyone says about budget tripods, I'm currently using this one and it seems way solid for the price.

u/BrianInYoBrain · 2 pointsr/photography

This is the one that I have. I love it. It's got good weight to it and has a weight hook. It also has retractable ground spikes which is a nice feature. And it has that quick change thing which I just leave screwed into my camera so it literally takes a minute to set up.

http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001D60LG8/ref=mp_s_a_1_36?qid=1463000294&sr=8-36&pi=AC_SX236_SY340_QL65&keywords=camera+tripods

u/Grzld · 2 pointsr/photography

Try one of these, its a really good bang for your buck, and miles above most other cheap tripods. For lighter cameras its more than adequate, like a t3i and such. Its what I use for my 60d and 24-105, and it works fine.

u/soupyhands · 2 pointsr/AmateurPhotography

for a $50 budget this would do you fine

u/frostickle · 2 pointsr/photography

These were taken with a d3100.

I'm sure the D3100 is adequate for taking photographs of stars :)

You will want to use a decent tripod though, this is a decent one for about $40. You can get really cheap ones for about $10 off of ebay... but if you use one of those, you should not trust it to hold up your camera. It might be ok to help you stabilise a little, but light tripods can be easily blown over by the wind or tripped over.

u/iserane · 2 pointsr/photography

Despite what the other comment says, it is not ARCA, those plates won't fit.

For most consumer tripods, there are two plate systems that are very common. Arca-Swiss which is used by a ton of brands and has a lot of accessories, all based on a clamp from the sides design. Manfrotto uses a 200PL/RC-2 system for most of their tripods.

Basically everything else, including the one you picked up, uses it's own proprietary mounting. A lot of times it's semi-generic like with yours. This might work too, you basically need it slopped on at least two sides to fit into the hinge side as well as the locking lever size.

This is basically the Amazon branded version of what you have, or similar in Sunpak. Something like this or this would be a substantial step up.

u/nostrovia · 2 pointsr/photoclass2012a

Unfortunately, it is just the entry-level Dolica Proline here. With my budget, it was either the lens I wanted and a cheap tripod, or the tripod I wanted and the 50mm f1.8.

I'm just hoping that the Dolica is a worthy stopgap until I can upgrade.

u/CJMills · 2 pointsr/itookapicture

A worthwhile investment. Manfrotto tends to be a really popular choice, and generally speaking, the nicer model you buy, the longer it's going to last. Saw someone recommend this the other day, if you're looking for inexpensive I'd check it out: Dolica

u/CarpeNivem · 2 pointsr/photography
u/yum_yum_wonton · 2 pointsr/photography

By no means am I a landscape photographer but I do enjoy an occasional long exposure picture. I've went and picked up this after some recommendations. It's light, I've traveled via airline with it, simple enough for my needs and has been sturdy enough for my D90 with 17-55 and 50mm. It's not top of the line nor do I expect it to survive 20 mph winds with little shake. I've used it for about 2 years now when time calls for it and I'm pretty happy for it.

u/snorlax23 · 1 pointr/photography

I need some advice on purchasing a tripod. I'm 6'2" and need it for backpacking trips - so it has to be lightweight. I don't mind if I have to bend over to use it too much. I'm looking for something under $200, but if there is one much better for more then I'm open to suggestions.

Thus far I've looked at Dolica and this Manfrotto.

And advice or suggestions is much appreciated!

u/travis_f · 1 pointr/pentax

What are you going to be using it for. I just bought a cheap one to start out with and it has done great for me so far. http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001D60LG8/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o04_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/__dd · 1 pointr/animation

yeah but their equipment is not that great, and since there arent many to go around i may not even get anything to rent:/
this is what i have now: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001D60LG8/ref=wms_ohs_product?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/vandut · 1 pointr/photography

Hi Reddit!

Tripod. Oh man, it's tough to choose one. I thought about buying one for a long time, but could never decide which one is better.

Some time ago I came across this: Dolica AX620B100 62-Inch Proline Tripod and Ball Head... but cost of importing it to Poland is as much as tripod itself! (It would be around $85). So I looked into some local shops, but each got some weird tripods that cost more than $100 and didn't offer so much flexibility as Dolica. And they weighed a ton.

Today I'm looking at Hahnel Triad 40 Lite and I was thinking... should I import Dolica, which costs less (incl shipping) and is lighter, or go for Hahnel?

Or (and this is why I'm posting over here, to you, fellow Redditors)... Are there any good tripods under $100, available in Europe (preferable amazon.co.uk) and that could do this: IMAGE?

EDIT: It doesn't need to support configuration form the last image, it would just be a nice bonus ;)

u/SomeButthole · 1 pointr/videography

Cool, thanks guys. I ended up getting this one for now so I can start filming stuff right away, and I can also use it for still photography. Going to save up my pennies for an Ace.

u/Andysacksy · 1 pointr/photography

Anybody have a good carbon fibre tripod suggestion for the Nikon D7100? My heaviest lens is probably a Sigma 18-35 1.8. Together the body with this lens is slightly too heavy for my Dolica AX 620 B.

I frequently do long hikes (15+ miles) and am searched for a lightweight yet heavily sturdy tripod. I also greatly enjoy the functionality of a ball-head. I will be using this tripod exclusively for landscape photography. I need something sturdy enough to place with the D7100 + sigma lens at the bottom of waterfalls in flowing water for instance for long exposures. Thanks!

Tripod i'm using that is slightly not sturdy enoguh :
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B001D60LG8/ref=oh_aui_search_detailpage?ie=UTF8&psc=1

u/Piovertau · 1 pointr/photography

You can get a (Dolica)[http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B001D60LG8/ref=s9_top_hm_awbw_b25tO_g421_i24?pf_rd_m=ATVPDKIKX0DER&pf_rd_s=mobile-hybrid-3&pf_rd_r=1EENNGPZZMA0B2BVX778&pf_rd_t=30901&pf_rd_p=2705cbc8-1599-53cf-ac27-31328201f1a9&pf_rd_i=499310] tripod for like $50. I have one myself and while they're definitely not perfect - it's pretty fantastic for only $50. Comes with a nice ball head too.

u/GelgoogGuy · 1 pointr/photography

I've been looking for a phone holder mount for my tripod and came across this mount, which looks decent enough.

Does anyone have any experience with this type of mount, or have a different recommendation for one?

u/viadyee · 1 pointr/photography

I have a Dolica AX620B100 62-Inch Proline Tripod and Ball Head (http://www.amazon.com/Dolica-AX620B100-62-Inch-Proline-Tripod/dp/B001D60LG8/ref=sr_1_6?s=photo&ie=UTF8&qid=1426057454&sr=1-6&keywords=tripod".

I am currently rocking a Nikon D7000. However, I find the head of the Dolica tripod hard to work with. Do you have any suggestions for a new tripod head that is under $50?

u/flaminace2468 · 1 pointr/videography

I bought a Benro monopod with an S2 head and would consider it one of the best investments I've ever made!

That being said, I'd say a tripod would actually be a better investment for you considering the stuff you want to do if you could only choose one. Monopods are great when you're behind the camera, but I wouldn't trust one to hold up a camera unless I was right there to make sure it doesn't fall. It can work, but it isn't worth the risk.

Since you didn't specify an exact number, I'll suggest what I own, a $135 Benro Monopod and a $46.94 Dolica tripod. The beauty of this combo is they both use 3/8 inch mounts, so you can use the head from the monopod (which is very smooth for the price) on the tripod as well. Its a quality combo for under $200.

Hope this helps!

u/sergi0wned · 1 pointr/photography

I recently went on a once in a lifetime trip to France for two weeks, so hopefully I can provide some helpful advice/insight.

First, and I cannot stress this enough, have enough memory! I'd recommend bringing at least 16GB, if not more.
I brought two 8GB cards to France and transfered them to my computer each night. I never used the second card, however, if I wouldn't have had the luxury of transferring to a laptop each night, I would have quickly exceeded this.
If you are able to bring a computer or other means by which to back up your photos, I'd STRONGLY recommend it. It's great peace of mind to not have to worry about losing pictures or running out of room.

Second, DO NOT use the Auto mode, that just makes your DSLR a big point and shoot. A lot of people recommend using M(anual), but it can be a little overwhelming if you're not used to your camera. The Av (Aperture Priority) mode is great because it allows you to select the aperture value you want (which will effect what's in focus and Depth of Field) while automatically determining the rest. Constipated_Help gave you some very sound advice on exposure, so follow that if you're able.

Third, make sure you have the right accessories. A tripod would be great for landscape shots. The Dolica Proline is a great value at 40$. At least one extra battery would be good to have, especially if you will not be able to recharge during the trip. An Opteka t2i battery can be had for 12$, and works with your Canon charger.

If you can swing it, a new lens would be good to have since the lens is the determining factor of image quality. If you like to "zoom" and isolate subjects, you'll want a telephoto. The Canon 55-250 IS is a great deal at 240$. If you like wide angle, you'll need an ultra wide. These will typically run above 400$. I have a Tokina 11-16 and I am very pleased. As others have recommended, the Canon 50 1.8 is an incredible deal at 100$ and provides creative options with it's wide aperture.
A nice bag is also a good thing to have. You can buy either a messenger style, a holster or a backpack. Filters would also be nice, but they're not a necessity.

I hope this can help. If you have any questions, feel free to ask. I'd be glad to (try to) help! :)

u/sjalfurstaralfur · 1 pointr/photography

I have a very simple question for Dolica AX620 tripod owners. I'm wondering if the quick release plate is sturdy when put in. Like it has no wiggle at all. I just need a good cheap tripod with a head that doesn't wiggle around.

u/vi_rus · 1 pointr/Random_Acts_Of_Amazon

I currently have 2 camera tripods on my wishlist, 1st tripod and 2nd tripod, they will help advance my photography and I will share my photos with my family, friends, reddit, the internet and the world!

u/tatarstas · 1 pointr/photography

"It should at least fit in a backpack or come with a carrying case, although smaller is better of course. It should be under 2.5 lbs since we'll be doing a lot of walking while loaded up with other supplies, it should be sturdy and stable, and under $100 USD/$150 CAD, although with boxing day/post-Christmas sales coming up there is some wiggle room. "

Prime example of: light, tall, sturdy, cheap. Pick 2 at best. Get this:
http://www.amazon.com/Dolica-AX620B100-62-Inch-Proline-Tripod/dp/B001D60LG8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1450394583&sr=8-1&keywords=proline+tripod

And figure out how to carry it. Usually strapping to the outside of the bag works pretty well. It won't be compact, and not really sturdy, but for the needs you are describing you don't need sturdy. Don't use it in freezing cold or salt water, and it should last you a while.

Tall tripods and compact tripods don't really go together - I have a compact carbon fiber tripod that extends out to 5 feet (not that tall), has 4 leg sections (improves compactness, 3 is more sturdy), and it still does not fit into my daypack.

u/OneFastBurrito · 1 pointr/photography

Yes, is has the standard half inch screw on or whatever underneath the ball head. The plate itself is just a generic quick change plate like this sorry, this

u/mothbitten · 1 pointr/AskPhotography

You actually have a zoom lens. A prime lens is a lens that doesn't zoom. Tradeoff is that it is lighter and often sharper.

Do you need a wide angle lens? No, not really. Some like the wide, wide angle look, some don't. Your 18-55 is already fairly wide. Are you feeling limited by that? There's nothing wrong with what you have, and composition is much more important than how wide your lens is. A wide angle shot of a badly composed scene will still be bad.

I shot this with the D3100 and a kit lens. Get in front of pretty places, learn about such things as foreground elements and leading lines, and you will make pretty pictures with whatever you have.

That being said, yes, usually a used lens works just fine. The Tokina 11-16 2.8 is well regarded.

As for a tripod, this worked well for me. Pretty sturdy.

u/Consolol · 1 pointr/photography

What's "cheap" to you? Cheap might be $50 to one person or $200 to another.

Manfrotto is a good brand that's relatively affordable (relative to Gitzo at least), and this Dolica gets good reviews and is easy on the wallet.

You should find out what kind of head (ball or 3 way) you need. Try to avoid tripods with fixed heads (ones you can't take off).

u/inorman · 1 pointr/photography

I highly recommend NOT getting the fisheye converter or the starter pack kit of cheapo accessory lenses. I know it sounds like a good deal because you're getting a lot of "stuff" but frankly all of those things are complete and utter crap. Take the $75 and the extra $220 dollars you wish to spend and spend it on a fast prime like the AF-S DX NIKKOR
35mm f/1.8G
and spend at least a little more on a decent tripod with a ballhead like this affordable Dolica Tripod. I used one of those tripods for years doing studio work and landscapes and it's actually pretty good. A steal for $50 and sure to be better than the one you originally linked to.

Trust me on this one, you'll thank me later. That 35mm f/1.8 will be the best lens you'll own for a long time, guaranteed.

u/computron5000 · 1 pointr/photography

The Dolcia Proline is pretty damn good and under $50

u/justin0022 · 1 pointr/photography

This tripod is great, if you can get it shipped. Ball-head plus aluminum build for around 40 bucks america.

http://www.amazon.com/Dolica-AX620B100-62-Inch-Proline-Tripod/dp/B001D60LG8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1333042279&sr=8-1

u/squishy462 · 1 pointr/photography

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001D60LG8/ref=twister_B005ZDLEHK?_encoding=UTF8&th=1

Hands down my favorite for the price you cant beat it. the max wight is 13lb I use my cannon 7d with no issues.

u/charlieplexed · 1 pointr/photography

As far as lenses go, I'm not sure what you'll be shooting (portraits? movies? landscape?) but on my student budget I amassed the following as add-on to my T1i:

Canon 50mm f/1.8 (nifty fifty)
which is the cheap go-to lens for portraits / low light photography. ~$100. Here's a great lens review

Sigma 10-20mm f/4-5.6
for landscape. I just got this, and is great fun! Sigma's is much cheaper than canon's 10-22mm but similar (ish?) in quality. It's a pretty slow lens, but ok since it's so wide. ~$350

Canon 70-200mm f/4L
for wildlife / portraits. It's the cheapest L lens, and it really makes it more fun to take pictures. Worth it! ~$400. Note that of the 70-200mm lens can have f/4 or f/2.8, and IS or non-IS. "upgrading" a feature will make it cost 2x more (f/2.8 non IS ~ $1k, f/2.8 IS ~ $2k) but unless you do concert photography / low light stuff with this lens, you'll be ok with f/4 non-IS.

Canon 18-55mm (kit lens)
all around good lens to carry around. IS helps, and pretty straight forward.

Be sure to check out a hot-shoe flash, which is probably the best investment for indoor (bounced flash) pics. I have the 430EX II ~$200.

Tripod I have this which has been great.

Good luck and enjoy your trip!

u/paulkallol · 1 pointr/photography

need help- can someone recommend this Tripod for me? I use Canon 60D

u/XLK9 · 1 pointr/photography

I've accumulated sundry tripods over the years, mainly when they are deeply discounted. I'm wondering if I'm out of my league here. I would like to try and pick up some extra money doing family shots for friends and, eventually, small events like birthday parties. I'm pretty content with my XTi, and don't plan to upgrade until my skill level surpasses its capabilities.

I really like this one. It is within my budget and I think a good fit for my needs. I have this one which works okay, but I was looking to up my game a bit.

Your advice is very much appreciated. Hopefully, I'll be upgrading all my gear if I can make a little money shooting.

u/Myflyisbreezy · 1 pointr/photography

http://www.amazon.com/Dolica-AX620B100-62-Inch-Proline-Tripod/dp/B001D60LG8/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1396853519&sr=8-1&keywords=dolica+62

I bought a $30 tripod thinking "it cant be that bad". Turns out its worse than my lowest expectations. Bought the tripod above. its like like difference between a fire cracker and a hand grenade in terms of effectiveness.

u/DemDude · 1 pointr/EarthPorn

To be perfectly honest - I have no idea which one you should go for. I bought a Mantona tripod with a ball-head and a quick-release plate for about 50€ about five years ago, and it's still in use today as my backup tripod.

It looks quite similar to this one: http://www.amazon.com/Dolica-AX620B100-62-Inch-Proline-Tripod/dp/B001D60LG8/ref=sr_1_6?ie=UTF8&qid=1396637074&sr=8-6&keywords=tripod

Which seems fine. As always with the lower end of the price range, your mileage may vary, and all reviews will not always be stellar, but if you choose one most people are very happy with, you will likely be just fine.

u/thediabolical1 · 1 pointr/PhotoClass2014

I rock a cheap dolica tripod. I had to build a new neck for it because I couldn't get the tripod all the way down to the ground without having to take the old neck out, flip it around and put the camera upside down. Lame. My mod made it much better. If anyone is interested I can show you what I did if you've got the same sort of setup.

u/roborodent · 1 pointr/AskPhotography

Any photography tripod should just attach the standard 1/4" screw on the bottom. I'd recommend this tripod. It's about as cheap as you can go and still get a great tripod. I know a bunch o people who have the, and they all like them a lot.

u/TornadoTexan · 1 pointr/Vive

Fortunately the threading on the base stations is the same as the majority of tripods. I personally have used a Proline Tripod that I had for my DSLR for one of my stations. It's too short to be used on it's own but I put it on an end table and it worked great.

u/RapeSquadKillaa · 1 pointr/photography

Ah okay, do you have any suggestions? I've been looking at these two
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B008JE4S6G/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_N-S0tb1571ECZXZJ or Dolica AX620B100 62-Inch Proline Tripod and Ball Head https://www.amazon.com/dp/B001D60LG8/ref=cm_sw_r_udp_awd_naT0tb05BEEREJQF

u/kr580 · 0 pointsr/photography

What is a solid, yet relatively inexpensive ball head for a tripod? Something that locks in place with zero play once it's tightened. It doesn't need to support a massive amount of weight. The biggest I imagine going is my 7D + 70-200 2.8 II.

Last night I was trying to do star trail pictures. I was attempting to put my lens cap on for dark frames throughout the duration but noticed when I put on the cap the tripod's ball-head arm was a bit wobbly. It's fine if you don't touch it but any contact makes it wiggle and I assume is changing the framing ever so slightly which will mess with my trails. I tried tightening the bolt but it's still wobbly so I'm thinking it's just cheap. I currently have the Dolica AX620B100 tripod + ball head.

u/cboshuizen · -2 pointsr/promos