Soliciting tripod recommendations

May 18, 2006

UPDATE: Good lord, response to this post has been, well, overwhelming. It's kind of hard to believe that the question could generate such a reaction, but it seems that everyone likes to talk about tripods. Tripods!?! Anyway, I really appreciate the feedback, and, as usual, I'll likely write something up about whatever I ultimately decide to buy, though I think I've much more research to do than I ever anticipated.

I'm in the market for a nice tripod for my Canon 20D. I've done absolutely no research on this (and hope I won't have to), so it's kind of hard for me to even say what I'm looking for. Briefly, I don't want anything too large, heavy, or cumbersome, and I want to be able to carry it around for a couple of hours without constantly complaining1/thinking about it. If you've any suggestions, please drop me an e-mail or leave an audio comment. Thanks.

  1. I'm pretty sure I like to complain, so this element might be hard to meet.  :P   

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