When do use tripods?

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georgehudetz Veteran Member • Posts: 5,225
Re: When do use tripods?
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noisebeam wrote:

Bing Chow wrote:

The responses are as varied as personalities, and that is expected.

Responses indicate three reasons:

1. Longer shutter speeds (small aperture, low light, ND, polarizers) that will or could have IQ impact if hand held.

2. Multiple captures requiring matched framing.

3. Composition mindfulness and/or precision.

With #3 more of a personal consideration.

Two other reasons:

- Sometimes, you set up a shot and then have to wait for peak light (at sunset, for example).  With a tripod, you can just leave your camera on the tripod with your (hopefully) final composition and relax a bit, watching the light change.

- Often, wildlife shooting involves heavy lenses and, again, waiting for that perfect moment.  A tripod with a good head is invaluable here.

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