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Digital SLR Photography - - Gear -

WE’ VE A FINE se­lec­tion of ex­cel­lent tripods here, and while they're all car­bon- fi­bre and pitched at a sim­i­lar £ 250-£ 350 price point, there is a wide range of de­sign types, from light­weight travel ver­sions to heav­ier no- com­pro­mise tripods, so it should be easy to find a model that suits you.

Our Best Buys in­clude some­thing for ev­ery pur­pose. In price or­der, the Best Buy £ 250 Man­frotto 190Go! strikes a great bal­ance be­tween height, weight and sta­bil­ity. Light and small enough for easy car­ry­ing, yet big and ro­bust enough for se­ri­ous pho­tog­ra­phy. Also check out the Highly Rated Vel­bon Geo at £ 230.

Benro's TGP 17C re­veals un­ri­valled ver­sa­til­ity, fea­tur­ing both an ar­tic­u­lat­ing cen­tre- col­umn and a de­tach­able mono­pod op­tion, mated to a de­cent set of legs. It all works well, is not overly heavy, and of­fers a lot for a Best Buy £ 290.

At £ 310, the Best Buy Benro Mach3 is a sim­ple, solid, no- frills work­horse tri­pod, which topped the sta­bil­ity tests. In a sim­i­lar vein, see the Highly Rated In­duro Stealth priced at £ 300.

The Best Buy Man­frotto 055 comes in just un­der the bud­get limit at £ 345 and of­fers very sta­ble sup­port, in­clud­ing an ar­tic­u­lat­ing cen­tre- col­umn. Sirui's Highly Rated N- 2204X has a dif­fer­ent fea­tures set and runs it very close for £ 350.

Man­frotto 055CXPRO4

Man­frotto 190Go!

Benro TGP 17C

Benro Mach3 TMA 37C

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