Help in buying new tripod system

Started May 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
NancyP Veteran Member • Posts: 5,329
Re: Help in buying new tripod system

Get a wired or wireless shutter release as well. And learn to do mirror lock-up, or use live view (in which mirror is already up).

Another handy cheap accessory is a wind-break. Mine is the fold-away stiff reflective (silver color) front windshield cover beloved of all who park outside in the blazing summer sun. It doubles as a reflector, too. I found its utility when I was on site at the top of a parking garage trying to photo moonrise over downtown, in a brisk wind, using a 10.5 inch long 400 mm f5.6 lens, which quivered annoyingly until I dug about in the car trunk to find something to use as a wind break.

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