Articles tagged "tripods"

3 Legged Thing's new tripods feature leveling base, video heads, table-top option and more

British tripod manufacturer 3 Legged Things has introduced new stills/video tripods with a host of new features including the ability to replace the full-size carbon fiber legs with mini legs for low-level shooting

An introduction to video tripods

On the surface, video tripods perform the same function as tripods designed for still photography, however there are some important differences. Here's what you need to know before buying a video tripod.

InukTech will launch Inuk, a carbon fiber tripod alternative, on Kickstarter next month

InukTech is planning to...well...kickstart its Kickstarter campaign for a unique take on a transformable tripod it calls Inuk.

SwitchPod is a 'minimal' handheld tripod that switches modes in seconds

SwitchPod is a new take on handheld tripods, such as the Job Gorillapod, that transforms shapes in seconds to go from handheld to freestanding.

Colorado Tripod Company introduces 'world’s first titanium tripod system'

The Colorado Tripod Company has introduced what it claims is the world’s first titanium tripod system, with a funding campaign on Kickstarter.

Manfrotto launches '50% more rigid' carbon fiber twin-leg tripods for video

Accessory manufacturer Manfrotto has launched a pair of carbon fiber tripods for videographers that it claims are 50% more rigid than their aluminum counterparts.

Move over Nikon: Gitzo celebrates 100 years with pricey, limited-edition tripods

If you thought Nikon had the market cornered on expensive commemorative products, we've got news for you.

Slik Lite tripods feature built-in LED lights

Intro 2020 has launched its Slik Lite series, a line of tripods that feature a built-in removable LED light. Read more

Manfrotto launches Pixi Evo mini tripods for DSLRs

Manfrotto has launched the Pixi Evo, a miniature lightweight tripod with two-section legs and five adjustable steps. The Pixi Evo represents a design update over the original Pixi mini tripod, and is designed, in part, to support entry-level DSLRs with large lenses. Read more

Beyond the table top: 5 mini tripods reviewed

As capable cameras get smaller, photographers and camera bags have adapted to hold these systems. Camera supports have evolved as well - enter the mini tripod, a class of legs and head that can hold up tiny cameras and flashes, but is also strong enough to support full-sized gear. In this group test we look at five such tripods. Which one should you take on your next hike? Read more

Manfrotto adds compact and lightweight 190Go! to the 190 tripod series

Italian accessories brand Manfrotto has announced a new model in the 190 range of tripods that is lighter and more compact than others in the series. The Manfrotto 190Go! is designed for traveling photographers and those working on location who require an eye-height tripod that packs away to take up as little space as possible. Read more

Joby mounts and tripods hold your smartphone in place

Accessory maker Joby has smartphone-compatible tripods and mounts on display. 

Manfrotto announces carbon fiber BeFree tripod

Manfrotto has announced a carbon fiber version of its BeFree tripod, previously available only in aluminum. The lighter carbon fiber BeFree weighs 1.1 kg/2.4 lbs (as compared to the 1.4 kg/3 lb aluminum version) and features a reverse folding design that allows it shrink to 15.7 inches (~40cm) in length when collapsed and stored. Designed for travel, it can hold up to 4 kg/8.8 lbs and is available now in the US for $389. Read more

Travel tripods: 5 carbon fiber kits reviewed

What makes a tripod a good travel companion? We test out five carbon fiber 'travel' tripods that while compact and light, are also comfortably tall and capable of supporting a reasonable amount of gear. This review covers five models, examining their features, functions and ergonomics in use both in the studio and out in the field. Click through to read the roundup.

Travel tripods: Comparing 5 aluminum kits

What makes a compact tripod a good traveling companion? We've collected 5 aluminum 'travel' tripod and head combinations that are compact, but are also comfortably tall and hold up a reasonable amount of gear. In this roundup we cover their features, functions and finish quality, and we put them to work in the studio and in the field. Read more

Five of the best tripods for under $450
Tripods are a must-have for long exposures, low light, macro work, landscapes or product photography to name just a few typical situations. We've taken a close look at five of the best models for under $450. Read our tripod-roundup to find out which one is most suited to your photography.