Tripod recommendation

Started Apr 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
NancyP
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Re: Tripod recommendation
In reply to Desmond Ong, May 9, 2012

Geared head: precision in 3 separately controlled axes. Great for architectural photography, macrophotography, and can serve as a leveling base with clamp for a pano system. Lousy at action, not what you would want for birds in flight or fashion shoots. I love my geared head, but it is definitely a specialized beast, and a heavy one as well (approx. 1.5 kg, 3 pounds few oz).

Ball head: less precise but far more intuitive, only one adjustment made. You can get good strong ball heads weighing 450 grams (1 pound), and almost all are under 1 kg. This is most people's first head. It can also be used as the base for a panorama system, and as a base for a lightweight add-on gimbal (Wimberley Sidekick).

Google "Denton Imaging" for a good explanation of tripods, heads, clamp types, etc

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