3 of the best tripods under $400

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Induro AT213 The AT213 is one of the best sets of tripod legs you can buy for under $200. The aluminum alloy legs are weather resistant with over-sized rubber locks for easy adjustments. The extra long center column is reversible letting you shoot at ground level. Rated at a maximum capacity of 22 lbs, it’s more than capable of handling whatever you throw at it…. Continue Reading

Best budget tripod: Vanguard Alta Pro 263AT

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Finding a cheap or “budget” tripod that is still a quality tripod isn’t an easy task. Vanguard makes several options that are reasonably priced and still offer a competitive set of features. The Vanguard Alta Pro 263 is a great tripod for beginners who don’t want to invest a ton of money into their setup just yet, but still want something reliable. One of the… Continue Reading

Compact Tripod: Mefoto RoadTrip

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The first time I walked into a camera store and saw the Mefoto tripods I laughed. They looked so small that I thought, there’s no way these can be good tripods. Well, a friend of mine had one that I borrowed while shooting in St Louis one afternoon. I was wrong. First the good: It might not be quite as sturdy as a $600 carbon… Continue Reading