When do use tripods?

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Blind Bill
Blind Bill Senior Member • Posts: 1,183
Re: When do use tripods?

There are probably a lot of good reasons to use a tripod and yet no one has mentioned Manual Focus lenses.  Four of my lenses are Zeiss MF only and a tripod is essential to nailing focus with these lenses.  The difference between perfectly sharp and real close is very apparent when I don't use a tripod.

Using a tripod has changed my attitude from 'run and gun' to being very deliberate in my compositions and settings.

I use my tripod about 99% of the time, including when I have my two Auto Focus lenses on the camera body.  I feel somewhat at a loss when I don't have it with me.

 Blind Bill's gear list:Blind Bill's gear list
Sony a7R III Carl Zeiss Apo Sonnar T* 2/135 Zeiss Batis 85mm F1.8 Zeiss Milvus 15mm F2.8 Zeiss Milvus 50mm F2 Macro +3 more
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