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

Started Dec 22, 2012 | Discussions thread
happysnapper64 Veteran Member • Posts: 5,417
Re: How to measure tripod shake? (windy beach with long exposures)

Hi Steve. I suppose the real answer to your question is that sometimes, even the best equipment can't compete with the ellements. I have just ordered a Manfrotto 055CXPRO3 & good solid [but a bit bulky] 3 way head for the same circumstances as yourself, + birding & wildlife. It needs to support a maximum weight of my 7D + Sigma 120-400 OS. For myself, I needed the height because as well as being 6' tall, I have back trouble, so for me the extra height is perfect. For lower angles like you mentioned the retracted legs will be even more sturdy, + I carry a small lightweight [but strong] stool, like they use for fishing. There seem to be hundreds of tripods out there, I am sure, & hope you find a suitable one. Good luck.

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