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Cheap tripod

I am looking for a cheap beater tripod, in case I loose it or someone “borrows it”.
To mount a flashlight, binoculars or maybe a small camera.

Found some on FT
$5.50 for a 49 in tall

or 3.50 for
37 in tall

from the pictures it looks like any cheap $20 tripod although a little shorter.

Edited by: sochi111 on 08/14/2020 - 02:47
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It’s $3.5 or $5.5

Decide which size you need, order it and make a review

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At that price, I’d suggest the more expensive one.
I wouldn’t put my hopes on it being anything much.
But you may luck out if it suits your needs.
All the Best,
Jeff

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Order them both and write a review comparing them!

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Alright, let me get it.

It was too good to be true. Not worth it .
Shipping starts at $15.

Maybe if I make a big order the shipping might be worth it, also I think they give you shipping discount per each item or something like that.

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Finding a cheap and loose one should be easy Big Smile
Amazon Basics has one for $18

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There are several decent tripods on vipon for under 15 shipped. I bought one for $30 at the discounted price and the quality compares to a $80+ “neewer” one.

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Look if you’re gonna mount a lightweight camera for some timelapse or some steady video shots this will work fine

But never use these on anything heavy or for video. It is not smooth and the small tugs from adjusting it usually dislodge the mount. I drop a gopro with xiaomi powerbank hanging off it. I never knew a gopro with a powerbank is heavy enough to pop the mount off

Other reasons to stay avoid is that limited usage. If it’s for a single project then its fine. But repeated usage makes the plastics brittle and snaps

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I’ve bought several tripods second hand from street markets, charity shops and garage sales. These include sturdy ones for home use and lightweight ones for carrying. Never more than $10. Probably quicker to find them that way than shipping from China, too.

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brewster wrote:
I’ve bought several tripods second hand from street markets, charity shops and garage sales. These include sturdy ones for home use and lightweight ones for carrying. Never more than $10. Probably quicker to find them that way than shipping from China, too.

That’a a good thought.
I’ve bought several used tripods over the years. A few will hold anything I can pick up.
For new stuff, I always look at BHPhotovideo first. A very legit camera shop.
I’ve bought stuff from them since 1968.
No $10 cheapies there though.

All the Best,
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I have a Amazon basics one, just under $20 US. Its my BLF LT1 stand for camping.

Works fine. I have far better ones for my cameras.

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Maybe something like this ?
https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000953453784.html?spm=a2g0o.productlist…

should be fine for BLF LT1 unless you need a taller one.

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if you are in atlanta i have about 5 you could have for free

(people always sell cheap or give away at yard sales-no one wants them any moer)

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