tripod and ballhead suggestions

Started Apr 15, 2014 | Discussions thread
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TQGroup Senior Member • Posts: 1,206
Re: tripod and ballhead suggestions

+1 for Sirui.

I have the T-1204X + G10 ballhead which uses the Arca Swiss system. Ohh, I have at least 5 other tripods including 3 biggish Manfrottos.

Honestly, the biggest issue with tripods is lugging them around, especially for those "many hour" events, or worse still, "all day" events! This lightweight carbon fibre tripod is small, fits on a backpack easily and has its own carry bag. Its definitely the one I use most and the only one I travel by plane with.

As to centre columns, sometimes they are needed to get over obstructions and this Sirui comes with a screw-in centre piece extender which I must use for my favourite vantage point for certain fireworks displays.

Finally, always use a remote release or much of the benefit of the tripod is negated and remember to cover the viewfinder to prevent stray light playing havoc with your exposure.

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