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Discussion in 'Aquarium Photography' started by Seano Hermano, Sep 12, 2010.

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  1. Seano Hermano

    Seano Hermano Giant Squid

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    I have the Nikon Coolpix P90. Here are the specs.
    http://www.dpreview.com/news/0902/09020303nikonp90.asp

    I like to take shots of my aquarium & I also like to take outdoor macro shots. With only a steady hand, it's somewhat difficult at times to get good macros.

    I don't have a tripod yet, so that will help, but is there a remote release for this camera? *crosses fingers*

    What tripod would you suggest? I am looking for something for macro shots & maybe another tripod for outdoor portrait photography.

    I found these two tripods for macro shots. This one would be ideal.Amazon.com: Vanguard Elite S 64-inch Pro Carbon Fiber Tripod - with 3-Way Pan Head & Quick-Release Plate plus Shoulder Strap - for Digital SLR Cameras & Video Camcorders: Camera & Photo

    This one is a cheaper version.
    Amazon.com: Dolica AX620B100 62-Inch Proline Tripod and Ball Head: Electronics

    Can I get something between those two, in cost? Maybe this?Amazon.com: Dolica CX620B104 61-Inch Proline Carbon Fiber Tripod with Ball Head: Camera & Photo

    What should I get for an outdoor tripod...I was thinking maybe something of aluminum?
     
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    Bump

    I've got a photo-shoot in 2 weeks. I'd like to get some thoughts on this stuff.
     
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    It has a low profile option which is great for getting down close to the ground. The grip on it makes moving the camera very easily as it has a ball head with a "pistol" grip. As far as a remote cable, there is none that I'm aware of, sorry.
     
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    Does that one come with the plate or will I need to buy that separately?
     
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    It comes with one. It has a quick release so you can leave the plate attached to your camera all the time.
     
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    Sounds like a good option for me then. I'll keep that one in mind.

    Dang, that's too bad. I had a feeling there wouldn't be....Should have spent the extra $150-$200 on an SLR.


    Any other photographers put there?
     
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    Yeah, that Manfortto one looks like it should work. Manfrotto is an outstanding brand and I've never heard anything bad about them so I wouldn't worry about the lack of reviews. Personally, I prefer the sling style bags like the Manfrotto one. I never did like the style you have now, but that's just me.
     
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    Cool.

    Same here; When I got it[the one i have now], it happened to come with a sling. Otherwise I don't think I would have gotten it. Too awkward to carry.