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jemmsmarsos 05-09-2011 03:52 AM

I want to set up a lil photo studio, is this tripod good enough?
Hey guys,

I'm on a really tight budget. The heaviest gear is my canon 450D attached to my 70-200mm L lens, its about 1,1 kilo. I want to buy the Davis & Sanford traveler tripod (15 euros). It's really cheap and exactly what I need, but is this tripod safe.

Oh and by the way, could someone give me an advice for what lighting i should buy? I don't know if I should buy a softbox umbrella or a flash umbrella. The flash umbrella can be used as a diffusor and as a light source.

Jason Schneider 05-09-2011 08:54 PM

Tripod for Canon DSLR and Telephoto zoom
Here is our recommendation for the most economical David & Sanford tripod that is suitable for your "little studio" application: the EXPLORERV TRIPOD. It is sturdier and somewhat more stable than the Traveler. As for the lighting, you really have to decide whether you want a continuous light source or a flash with a diffuser. Both are viable options and we suggest that you talk it over with a lighting specialist in your area to determine the most cost-effective alternative for the type of subjects you will be shooting. Best of luck and good shooting. Jason Schneider

Here's a link to a picture and the basic specs and features. Note:The street price of this tripod in the U.S. is about $29 so it is not that much more expensive than the Traveler.


Item Number: EXPLORERV
List Price: $39.99
UPC: 049383208344
Weight: 3.000
Maximum Load: 4 lbs.
Maximum Height: 60"
Minimum Height: 22"
Folded Length: 23"
Warranty: 10 years

ExplorerV Tripod
- Perfect for digital, video and still cameras weighing up to 4 pounds.
- 25mm-diameter aluminum 3-section legs.
- 1" aluminum alloy channel.
- Quick release leg locks.
- Leg support brace with lock.
- 3-way fluid head, 2-way tilt plus pan, quick release plate and bubble level on base.
- 11" geared center post with carry hook.
- Carry handle
- Non slip adjustable rubber feet
- Maximum Height: 60"
- Minimum Height: 22"
- Folded Length: 23"
- Maximum Load: 4 lbs.
- Weight: 3 lbs
- Tripod Bag

LiereeMumma 12-03-2011 05:53 PM

I want to set up a lil photo studio is this tripod good enough
Hi i need help with picking out a good tripod for my canon 50d, i dont want to spend over 175 bucks. Thanks

Jason Schneider 12-05-2011 09:03 AM

Good inexpensive tripod for Canon 50D outfit
Hi, The most cost effective solution for you is the Davis & Sanford Voyager LTB, street price under $50, which has a maximum load capacity of 8 pounds, and a maximum height of 63 inches. It's also a great travel tripod because it folds to 21 inches for easy packing and weighs only 3 pounds. Good luck & good shooting!:)

AgnerWagner 04-18-2012 02:00 PM

I want to set up a lil photo studio is this tripod good enough
The best tripod is the one you actually take with you. The second most important consideration is stability. Thats why its best to have a sturdy travel tripod that weighs about 4 pounds or less and folds to 24 inches or less, and a larger medium-sized tripod for home/studio use that provides maximum stability and can be used with super telephoto lenses, for macro photography, etc. For point-and-shoot cameras its also great to have a mini tripod that can be set up on a tabletop or other flat, secure surface, and will fit in a small camera bag when folded. Which one do you buy first? It depends on your shooting priorities, but I will be happy to make suggestions if you tell me your budget and use profile. Jason Schneider, Moderator:

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