Help me choose my first tripod?

Started Mar 4, 2013 | Discussions thread
Kuppenbender Senior Member • Posts: 2,144
Re: Help me choose my first tripod?

Lena Hale wrote:

In my opinion 3-way pan and tilt heads are more suitable for video when you might want to lock one or more planes of movement.

By 'more suitable' do you mean they're actually not good for still photo, or would it just be overkill?

I found ballheads to be just easier to set up for still photos. Pan and tilt heads are more fiddly to arrange.

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