Travel Tripod - Landscape / Wildlife

Started 4 months ago | Questions thread
NancyP Veteran Member • Posts: 6,580
PS Rent or borrow for a day

Maybe your friend or your local camera shop has a tripod and head and plate to borrow or rent, so that you can get a feel for what you can and can't expect.

Ball heads by themselves are good for landscapes and for portraiture, OK for telephoto shots of fixed objects, and useless/dangerous for long telephoto follow shots.  For wildlife, you will still be better served by hand-holding for action /panning shots, reserving tripod use for birdfeeder / nest shots where you are staking out a fixed shot and waiting for the birds to come into view.

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