Tripod Suggestions

Updated: Jun 19, 2018

As discussed during our recent lesson here a few tripod suggestions for students looking to upgrade or buy their first tripod.


These are listed from the cheapest recommendation to the highest priced recommendation. You need to consider based on the information below which will be best for your camera, taking the weight of it into consideration.


1. Manfrotto Compact Action Aluminium Tripod with Hybrid Head - £49.99

Manfrotto Compact Action Aluminium Tripod with Hybrid Head

  • Precise and reliable three-way photographic head

  • Precise and reliable three-way photographic head

  • Instant camera attachment without screwdriver

  • Photo - movie selector to quickly change between modes

  • Padded carrying bag included for portability

  • Ideal for owners of entry-level DSLRs



2. Manfrotto Befree Aluminium Travel Tripod with Ball Head - £119.00

Manfrotto Befree Aluminium Travel Tripod with Ball Head

  • Compact: Thanks to the unique folding mechanism the legs fold perfectly around the headand quick release plate attachment. In the closed position it is only 40 cm (15,7 in) long. Leg angles are 25 and 51 degree. Maximum working temperature is 60 Celsius. Minimum working temperature is minus 30 Celsius

  • Lightweight: The lightweight aluminum construction makes the tripod easy to carryweighting only 1,4 kg (3 lbs) less than the average laptop.Min height 34 cm,Maximum height 144 cm,Maximum height (with Center Column Down) 123 cm

  • Portable: Befree comes with a dedicated shoulder bag to protect it from any accidental damage while making it comfortable to carry and easy to pack in luggage. Photographers will no longer have to compromises on picture quality because they couldn't carry their tripod when travelling.

  • Stable and robust: Its small size and portability don't mean compromise on sturdiness and image quality. The Manfrotto Befree delivers sharp images by keeping your camera steadily locked in the desired position. Its new aluminum ball head is solid, quick and simple to operate. The Manfrotto Befree has a maximum payload of 4 kg (8.8 lbs), guaranteeing stability and sturdiness even with longer zoom lenses. The aluminum leg locks ensure long life even after harsh usage.

  • Intuitive: Befree is quick to set up and simple to use. The new patented leg angle selectors quickly allow you to select between two inclinations offering maximum versatility for camera positioning.



3. Vanguard VEO 265AB Travel Tripod with TBH-50 Ball-Head - £140.36

Vanguard VEO 265AB Travel Tripod with TBH-50 Ball-Head

  • Portable - Weighing 1.7kg, the VEO 265AB packs down to 39cm x 12cm thanks to it's 5-sections and patented Rapid Column Rotation, making it easy to take anywhere and quick to setup

  • Sturdy - With it's 26mm diameter aluminium legs, adjustable flip-locks and a maximum load capacity of 8kg, the VEO 265AB tripod is suitable for almost any level of kit

  • Versatile - With a maximum extended height of 150cm, the three easy set leg angles and free low angle adaptor also allow the VEO 265AB to get down low for macro shots or extra low angle photography

  • Ball-Head - The VEO 265AB includes the smooth TBH-50 with a separate pan-lock

  • VEO 265AB aluminium tripod with TBH-50 ball-head; Low-angle adaptor, Padded tripod bag; QS-60S quick release plate; Instructions


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