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Tripod for P1000?

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Merco_61

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To get a good, sturdy tripod for $100, even without a head, you will have to go used. Something like an old Manfrotto 190 or 055 with a three-way head are nearly indestructible and lots of people find them too heavy, so prices are low. You will have to look up the Bogen model numbers yourself as your importer didn't use the original model numbers.

 

A gimbal head is wonderful for a long lens, but very clumsy and can even get in the shot at the wide end of a super compact like the P1000 if you use a plate to get it to balance at the tele end.

 

Besides that, this is a discussion forum. We are not your personal shoppers!



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You have gotten lots of good info.  You will find most of the links posted here (other than some to images) point to a similar previous thread.  The P1000 is not a heavy camera, I expect most any tripod could handle it.  However that tripod may not be able to hold it perfectly still when shooting at the ultra-zoom reach that it has. I would suggest waiting until your local photo shop or Best Buy opens back up so you can put your camera on a variety of tripods and decide which meets your criteria.  Lots of options out there that do the same thing one way vs. another where you may want to try both.



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thanks just asking for anyone with hands on experience on what they use.

i really want to see the item in person not on line, what you see from a image and what you get  might be nothing more then plastic junk from china.

 

i was thinking to use 

Construction Tripod transit

and just put the ball head on it, all transit levels ive seen are very well built, i weight about 200 lbs and i used to jump on it both feet to plant it in the ground, never seen one break.

with the p1000 im more worried about being top heavy and tipping over from the wind or by it getting bumped a little bit.

 

https://www.homedepo...wE&gclsrc=aw.ds



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i ended up buying other parts that was listed here and this is what i came up with

nikon coolpic p1000 gimbal tripod set up image samples: Nikon Coolpix Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review

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