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I need to buy a tripod and ball head.
I am overwhelmed by the choices and model numbers. I wouldn't mind buying something used or new for that matter.
I am 6 ft. tall. I have a monopod that allows me to stand up straight. I would like the same in a tripod. I am a semi-pro shooter, but would most likely not use my tripod professionally. So, I do not need the best thing ever.
I need something middle of the road that is easy to adjust and will hold the camera stable for portraits and landscape shots. I could spend about...Show more →
Not to be rude, but save your money. Get a good tripod or don't bother ... if you don't start with a good tripod, you will end up either not using it, not getting the results you want, or upgrading later anyway. Remeber, a good tripod lasts a lifetime .... easily 50+ years. Buy once and be happy.
Gitzo 3541 with an Acratech GV2 or a RRS BH55 ... Sorry but that runs about $1200.