Testing the Tripod

Started May 18, 2010 | Discussions thread
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kunwarg Regular Member • Posts: 121
Testing the Tripod

I do realize that this is a lens discussion forum , however didn't know where else to post it. Thanks for your inputs in advance.

Tried to test the new tripod ( has capacity of 12kg) with the Nikon 70-300 VR.

The Tripod and Ballhead have capacity of 12Kg below are the specs of the tripod and ballhead. Will not disclose the name now

Tripod - Sections - 4, Max.D(mm) - 28, Min.D(mm) - 19, Max.H(ft) - 5, Weight(kg) - 1.56, Max.Load(kg) - 12

Ballhead - Ball D(mm) - 36, Max.H(ft) - 0.3, Weight - 0.36, Max.Load – 12

I am not sure if the tripod is meeting its requirement, or is it me expecting a lot from it.

Below images are crop of 100% of the image taken in JPEG format and in camera sharpening has been set to 0.00. Lens VR was set at OFF. The Images don’t seem sharp at slower shutter speed. Pics were taken with timer option to minimize shake. All pics taken at 300mm

70-300 on Tripod S- 1-25

70-300 on Tripod S- 1-300

70-300 on Tripod S- 1-40

70-300 on Tripod S- 1-80

70-300 on Tripod S- 1-400

Please help me with your expertise and do let me know if I need to do some more test in more isolated conditions.

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