How to measure tripod shake? (windy beach with long exposures)

Started Dec 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
GMack
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Re: How to measure tripod shake? (windy beach with long exposures)
In reply to SPW1981, Dec 22, 2012

You might want to read this write-up: http://www.pixtus.com/forum/equipment-talk/142954-gitzo-really-right-stuff.html#post1318890

Don't underestimate the height issue either.  I was out shooting in snow and the tall tripod I have was too short as it sunk down maybe 3 feet in height while I was sort of on top of the snowpack.  Tripod legs and snow are an interesting combo.  Always better to have more height than not have it at all with the ball head sitting a foot or two on top of the snow with the buried tripod legs. I would guess if the tripod pads are small, same may happen in sand.

You will have some issues with even a lightweight tripod no matter the price.  You need to weight them down a lot, imho.  I hang my bag on the column's hook.

Good luck in your hunt.

Mack

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