The Top 20 Camera Tripods for under $150

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A tripod is pretty much an essential part of your photographer’s kit, if you want to eliminate camera shake caused by shaky hands and slow shutter speeds that is. Tripods allow you to use slower shutter speeds while increasing your field of view. We have talked about using a tripod quite a bit here on PhotographicBlog and you don’t have to spend a lot for one, in this roundup we will be taking a look at the most popular ones on Amazon under $150, with most costing a lot less.

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1. Ravelli APGL4 New Professional Tripod

The Ravelli APGL4 is a Professional Quality Tripod providing a solid base for high-end photographic equipment. This model is all pressure treated aluminum alloy construction and is unrivalled in stability.

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2. Ravelli Professional Ball Head Camera Video Photo Tripod

The Ravelli APGL5 is a Professional Quality Tripod providing a solid base for high-end photographic equipment. This model is made from Aluminum to create a light weight and sturdy tripod.

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3. SLIK PRO 700DX Professional Tripod

SLIK’s exclusive A.M.T. super titanium alloy legs make the PRO 700 DX tripod rock steady yet lighter than it looks. The A.M.T. alloy has a 40% greater strength to weight ration than standard aluminum, meaning the legs are lighter weight yet stronger than the standard metal used in most of today’s tripods.

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4. Manfrotto 055XPROB

The 055XPROB makes the famous Manfrotto-patented horizontal center column feature even easier to use. By extending the column to its highest vertical position, it can be swung around to horizontal without removing the head or disassembling the column itself, so switching between framing and positioning setups is more convenient than ever.

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5. Manfrotto 190XPROB

The Manfrotto 190XPROB three-section tripod is ultra stable, flexible, and easy to use, making it a great choice for professional photographers everywhere. The tripod is distinguished by its Manfrotto-patented horizontal center column, which has been completely redesigned to create a more user-friendly feel.

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6. Dolica AX620B100

Dolica’s 62″ Aluminum Proline Tripod is ideal for both indoor and outdoor photography. It is perfect for events, sports activity, capturing that one amazing shot. Designed for use with Point-N-Shoot cameras and / or Digital SLR cameras

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7. Slik Professional Universal Deluxe Tripod

The award winning U 212 DX is world-renowned designing that has carefully evolved for more than 20 years. Designed primarily for light weight 35mm SLR cameras or compact film and digital cameras, it features a number of exciting design concepts that were born with the original U 212 and have been copied into other tripods world-wide.

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8. Sony VCT-R640

Imagine the creative shots you’ll take when you stow along a Sony tripod. Simply mount your SONY digital imaging product (check for compatibility) on one of these extremely portable tripods and soon you’ll be snapping timed exposures or detailed close-ups without any jiggles.

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9. Polaroid 72″ Photo / Video ProPod Tripod

Regardless if you’re a casual photographer/videographer or a serious “prosumer” there’s a Polaroid tripod designed with your needs in mind.

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10. Ravelli APCF1

The Ravelli APCF1 is a Professional Quality Carbon Fiber Tripod providing a solid base for high-end photographic equipment. This model is a mix of carbon fiber and magnesium Alloy making this tripod very light weight and incredibly durable.

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11. Opteka 70″ Full Size Professional Photo / Video Tripod

Opteka applied their legendary craftsmanship and state-of-the-art engineering to create a unique professional tripod made for today’s photographer/videographer. Compatible with most digital, film or video cameras.

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12. Benro A0690T Travel Angel Tripod Kit

This BENRO Travel Angel is the perfect combination of an A0690T Tripod with Twist Lock reverse folding Aluminum legs and a BH00 Single Action Ballhead. The most compact full size tripod ever… now with improved performance features.

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13. Induro AKB1 Tripod Kit

The Induro Adventure Series Tripod Kits have become one of the most popular series of tripods on the market today. While they were conceived with the budget-conscious photographer in mind, a close look will show that no compromises were made in the materials, design or construction.

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14. Manfrotto 7302YB M-Y

Designed for photographers using lightweight DSLR, compact and bridge cameras, The 7302YB incorporates a quick release ball head with +90°/-90° orientation grooves and repositionable locking lever.

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15. Sunpak 620-520D

Sunpak 620-520D 52″ Lightweight Tripod

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16. Induro Alloy 8M Tripod AT-213

The INDURO ALLOY 8M AT-213 tripod is made from the highest grade Aluminum Alloy and is designed to offer the uncompromising quality, strength and durability demanded by professionals and serious photographers, at a reasonable price.

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17. Dolica ST-500

Dolica’s 68″ Light-Weight Tripod is ideal for both indoor and outdoor photography and video recording It is perfect for events, sports activity, capturing that one amazing shot Designed for use with small Point-N-Shoot cameras or 35mm cameras and camcorders.

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18. Vista Voyager Lite Tripod

The Voyager Lite tripod is an ultra-light, full-size model that is among the lightest, most portable in its class. All leg sections are constructed of strong, durable, lightweight aluminum.

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19. Velbon DF-60 Dual Function Light Weight Tripod

Velbon DF-60 Dual Function Lightweight Tripod with 3-Way Fluid Panhead

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20. Zeikos ZE-TR101A

The Zeikos 72-Inch Photo and Video tripod features a special carrying handle as well as a professional foam grip. It has self leveling rubber leg tips as well as built-in bubble levels. It has a 3-way pan head and 3 section legs.

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