Several of you have asked me for advice on tripods.
If you are planning to buy a tripod, here are my suggestions.
Buy the best you can afford.
Manfrotto (avoid the cheaper models and ones with plastic heads)
Three Legged Thing (British!)
Are all reliable brands
Carbon fibre is the best option, if you can afford it, as it is light and rigid. Aluminium is a good second choice
The head (the bit that the camera attaches to) is as important as the tripod itself. Don’t buy a tripod with a plastic head, as it won’t last long and is likely to crack at the worst possible moment. You can buy the tripod legs and the head separately. A ball head is probably the best for still photography.
Buying second hand on eBay, Gumtree and Facebook can save a lot of money.
A good tripod will outlast your camera, so it is sensible to invest in a good one.
If you are in doubt send me a link to the one you are thinking of buying before you decide