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    ProMaster Tripods..

    Does anyone have any experience with using the ProMaster line of Tripods ? I am looking at these because I need an inexpensive but quality tripod. I would dearly love to buy a 200-300 tripod, but alas the budget comes into play.
    I was looking at the SC423k.
    Any comments or thoughts are appreciated.

    Thanks.


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    Re: ProMaster Tripods..

    ​Run run run away. Visit Adorama's site, used equipment. You will see used Manfrotto tripods your price range.

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    Re: ProMaster Tripods..

    Quote Originally Posted by nikonpup View Post
    ​Run run run away. Visit Adorama's site, used equipment. You will see used Manfrotto tripods your price range.
    Are they just Cheaply Made, Subpar Materials, What ? I appreciate your insight.
    “The picture is bad because the photographer was poor. I took the picture myself, and you can clearly tell I have no money.”
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    Re: ProMaster Tripods..

    I am not at all familiar with it, but I did do a quick search and it showed up on amazon with one star. I would be really reluctant to go too cheap on a tripod just because you will enjoy the opportunity to buy another to replace the cheap one, (or at least I did).

    I would encourage you to consider weight capacity of the tripod as construction. I bought an AltraPro 264AT and it is a decent tripod, but I ended up having to replace the ball head because when I tried to lock the head at anything other tan vertical it would droop. It drove me crazy and I cannot tell you how many shots I messed up. I ended up buying a Benro ball head and it fixed the locking problem.

    I still use the AltraPro 264AT tripod, but now I use it with a gimbal head taking bird photos from my porch of birds. I purchased a much better used tripod and head combo for everything else.

    If I were looking now and had that budget I would look at Benro or Sirui. Just my two cents. I am an impatient person. In the search for a tripod that proved to be expensive.
    Dan~~Kentucky

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    Yongnuo Speedlight YN568EX, Vanguard ALTA Pro 264AB Tripod, Vanguard
    SBH-100 ball head Beike Gimbal Head, ARCA Swiss B1 ball head

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    Re: ProMaster Tripods..

    ProMaster Tripods..
    I also don't think it looks like it is worth the money. Buying a decent tripod on a limited budget is tough. This Vanguard tripod looks promising and is on sale for $99.99 - regularly $179.99. Load capacity is 17.6 pounds. Weight is 3.7 pounds. Height isn't all that great at 59" but for the price, not bad. B&H is closed to observe Passover. Looks like ordering will be available Sunday while shipping doesn't start until April 29th.

    Good luck with whatever you choose.

    https://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produ...um_tripod.html

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    Re: ProMaster Tripods..

    [QUOTE=pk63015;698632]Are they just Cheaply Made, Subpar Materials, What ? I appreciate your insight.[/QUOTThey are cheaply made for a budget market. You can get a quality tripod used for about the same price or lower. Check the used department of your local camera stores. Do not select a cheap new tripod vs a quality used one.
    Last edited by nikonpup; 04-20-2019 at 04:06 PM.
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    Re: ProMaster Tripods..

    I would add only one thing... do not go to the bottom of your budget on the tripod. Look at going toward the most you can afford. Manfroto, Benro, and Sirui have pretty good reputations. Going used at somewhere like Adorama or KEH could give you a bigger bang for the buck. Used is good. Here is an interesting one from KEH. Vendors demo, it still has a 6 year Warranty SIRUI T-2204XL CARBON FIBER TRIPOD WITH E-20 BALL HEAD 5.7-64" PAYLOAD 33.1 LB. There is no photo, but it looks like it would be worth a call.

    https://www.keh.com/shop/sirui-t-220...d-33-1-lb.html
    Dan~~Kentucky

    "The natural man must know in order to believe; The spiritual man must believe in order to know. " ~ Aiden Wilson Tozer ~ "The Dwelling Place of God"

    Nikon Z 6 Nikon D7200 w/Grip, Nikon D700 w/Grip, AF-S Nikkor 200-500mm f/5.6E ED VR, Nikon 14-24 f/2.8, Nikkor 50mm/1.8G, Tamron 28-75, Tamron 70-200 F/2.8
    Yongnuo Speedlight YN568EX, Vanguard ALTA Pro 264AB Tripod, Vanguard
    SBH-100 ball head Beike Gimbal Head, ARCA Swiss B1 ball head

    https://www.dailywalkinthelight.com

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    Re: ProMaster Tripods..

    i bought 3 cheap tripods before i found the Vanguard, light and sturdy and i use it with my 70-300, for my 500mm i have a Benro.
    Learn to laugh at yourself, everyone else is.
    D500, D7000. SB700.

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    LowePro 202 Slingshot bag, Wimberley Gimbal head, Benro Carbon Fiber Tripod.

    Vanguard Alta 263 Tripod with SBH-250 ballhead, Vanguard AM 263 Monopod with SBH-100 ballhead.

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    Re: ProMaster Tripods..

    I have a Pro Master monopod that is excellent, but no experience with the tripods. Pro Master is a sort of generic brand that many independent camera stores carry. You might check to see if any brick and mortar camera stores in your area carry them. I also recommend the local stores to actually see and play with any tripod you are interested in. Hands on can tell you a lot about the construction, size and weight. Of course, brick and mortar stores are getting harder and harder to find...
    Woody Green

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