Now that I've played enough with my DSLR, shot around 9,000 pictures with it, got a second lens, it is time for me to get a new toy to play with.
I don't have a clear idea what I'm supposed to aim for. I want something portable, not too heavy, but sturdy enough to keep my camera steady and safe. Something I can get inside the cabin of a Ryanair flight would be great.
I've been visiting two local stores in my town, one a small retailer and other place more like a BestBuy kind of store and have played with some of the tripods they are exhibiting there. Some of them look like if they are going to break just by staring at them. Around 20 euros.
I saw one more, looked a little better, but the finishing was not really good. That made me wonder how long will it last. It was 32 euros. I saw one more, about the same size. It was 169 euros. Of course it looked a lot better, but I'm not sure if it is really necessary to spend 5 times more on the thing.
I want to get a good tripod, but since the price range is so big I'm kind of lost now.
For example they had the Velbon DF-60 at 45 euros. it seems decent, a little bigger that what I have in mind, but I think it could do the job.
Is the GorillaPod a good option?
I need (want ) to get one really fast, so any help will be appreciated.