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Tripod for P1000?

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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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This post is less about whatever tripod you decide upon and more about how it behaves when the P1000 is mounted and its lens is fully extended. I own a P1000. I don't use the camera to shoot video so I bought a tripod without a ball head but which could be panned. Here are images of the P1000 mounted on the tripod.

 

Something was immediately apparent when the lens was fully extended. Even with the lens axis aligned over the front leg of the tripod, the shift of weight forward caused the aiming point to dip down perceptibly. One can almost see it in comparing the first two pictures.

 

LENS RETRACTED

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LENS FULLY EXTENDED

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Since I couldn't find a device akin to a lens foot common to telephoto lenses, I came up with an alternative way to keep the P1000's center of gravity more closely aligned over the central axis of the tripod when the lens is fully extended. The hardware to do this is readily available.

 

  1. 1/4" to 3/8" Adapter (https://www.amazon.c...lv_ov_lig_dp_it)
  2. Clamp Adapter Mount for Quick Release Plate (https://www.amazon.c...lv_ov_lig_dp_it)
  3. 120mm Quick Release Plate (https://www.amazon.c...lv_ov_lig_dp_it)

Here's the result. FWIW, there are longer QR plates available (e.g., 150mm) if desired. This rig was also used with my Nikon D7500 in combination with my Sigma 100-400mm telephoto before I got a lens foot for the Sigma.

 

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I just realized what has been bugging me when I have revisited this thread. Wouldn't this rig work better in a conventional orientation, with the arm straight back? As it is now, you have the full torsion of the extended lens on the flip axis that is made to flip the camera between landscape and portrait formats.



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An interesting observation. It never was an issue for me because I didn't use the P1000 in portrait orientation when it was on the tripod. Also, since I sold the P1000 several months ago, the matter is moot, for me at least. OTOH, for current P1000 owners, your comment may be relevant.



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There is a trap here, setup by both the construction and
the lens feature of that model.

Construction
The mounting screw, to a tripod directly or via a mounting
plate, will not eliminate and stabilise the front heavy built. 

Feature
The far extending lens is even more accentuating the front
heaviness of the ensemble.

Conclusion
The only possible solution I see to reduce the vibrations is
to make sure that there will be not rubber nor cork surface
between camera, plates, and tripod head.

That's the price to pay for such a small sensor.
 



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not sure you seen this you may have to go a little more then half way down the page

to see how i fixed the gap problem between the plate and camera

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

 having that gap between the camera and plate may cause damage or pull the threads out of the camera.

all so added a dot site real cheap.

the tripod was cheap and very heavy which is a must for this size camera.

a lite tripod if you bump it the camera tripod has a good chance of tipping over,

a heavy tripod like i have can handle a hit pretty good and i all so have a gimbal which is stiff,

moving a stiff gimbal on a lite tripod will move the tripod all over the place



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Thanks guys, i have just purchased the P1000 and a tripod i must look for next, so much good information here for me.

 

Many Thanks

 

PhilG



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I have a Manfrotto Neotec (tripod and monopod) which I absolutely love although they are heavy. I also have a Mactrem Carlsbad Aluminum Travel tripod and a Neewer Carbon Fiber T222C travel monopod with extendable feet. My grief is no matter what ballhead (I have ARCA Swiss, Andoer, Neewar, and Benro) or 3 way pan head (Benro) I use, when I shift the camera over 90 degrees to portrait mode the screws on the plates will not hold the weight and the camera rotates downward. Any suggestions?



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I just bought a K&F Concept K&F SA254T1. It's quite low cost. I bit heavy, but I am not likely to carry it a long ways. There is one model that is a lighter version. Reviews I've seen are pretty good. I like it a lot so far compared to my $15 tripod (lol). I really like the plate that fastened on to the camera, then just sets on to the head. The only minor issue is that the camera seems to need a pad to hold the plate tightly to the bottom of the camera. It wobbles a bit. I'll find a piece of closed cell foam or rubber to tighten that down. There are features that will be nice, like putting the central down so it extends down (for macro work on the ground). So far, I am pleased. Note, I am certainly not a power tripod user, but needed to tighten up my moon/sky photos and long shots with my Coolpix P1000. It seems to handle the weight very nicely.



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cgriffin, instead of using a vibration-enhancing piece of material between the plate and the camera or the plate and the screw head, find a good file and shorten the screw so it doesn't bottom out before the plate is tight.The Coolpix tripod sockets have always been shallow compared to the SLR or DSLR ones.



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The other day i got a company called folix tripod for camera. It's working perfect for me.