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Tripods, Tilts, and Ball Heads

Tripods, Tilts, and Ball Heads

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A small, lightweight tripod to take images near ground level and a right-angle finder prepare you well for most closeup pictures.

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When using a longer focal length, especially in combination with a teleconverter, the tripod and ball head should be very stable.

Which tripod will I bring with me today? This question is truly necessary because there is no universal solution for all imaging situations. Depending upon the area of use, photographic preferences, and the type of camera, the requirements of a tripod can vary widely. If you predominantly photograph dragonflies and other shy insects with an SLR camera and a telephoto macro lens, your needs will be completely different than if you take pictures on your tabletop in the studio or shoot mushrooms at ground level with a digital bridge camera. Before purchasing a tripod, consideration should be given as to your intended usage. In addition to the manufacturing quality, attention should be paid to the ergonomics of the tripod. A good tripod should....


  

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