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A tripod is a piece of photographic equipment designed to prevent camera movement and support the weight of a camera. A tripod consists of 3 legs(compared to a bipod or monopod) which stand on the ground and have a camera mount on top.

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Benro Tripod: Sticky Middle Column

I've recently purchased a Traveler Angel ii (Aluminum) and have notice that when I remove the middle column in order to reverse it or attach to the monopod leg, it sticks (in the beginning) when ...
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Tripods for bird photography

I've recently got my 7D II and Tamron 150-600 and now I'm looking for a tripod. The type of photography I want to work on is birds in flight photography. What tripod specs should I be looking at, and ...
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50mm arca-mount?

I have a cheap tripod that have a 50mm wide arca-style mount. Is this a standard or some random thing? From what i can tell all arca mounts' plate are 38mm wide (the distance between the dovetail/...
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What's this part under the ball head called?

I recently purchased a dolica tripod. I am looking at the user manual. Under the ball-head, there is a ring. I am not sure what to call it. The ring has come off and I am unable to attach the ball ...
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Inexpensive Peak Capture compatible tripod [duplicate]

I have the standard plate. Based on the information on this page can someone recommend me a decent but relatively inexpensive (under $100 if possible) compatible tripod?
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What's the difference between a double action vs triple action ball head?

I'm not sure why this is so hard to figure out from some manufacturers websites, but I'm wondering what the difference is between double action and triple action ball heads. My best guess is: Single ...
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The Purpose of the Length of a Tripod Plate

Context I'm debating on getting a tripod plate for a Nikon 400mm f3.5. Question For a teleprime such as mine, is there such as a thing as a right "length?" Kirk lists one that looks shorter than ...
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Can you shoot a long-term timelapse by just remembering your settings and going back to the same spot?

Time lapses are usually achieved by having a stationary camera and an intervalometer in a fixed position. However a friend of mine challenged me if it's possible to shoot on the same spot without a ...
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Is this a tripod head over capacity or just how they work?

Context I use my Sirui T-005X tripod with a Sirui C-10X head. When I place my Nikon 300mm f4 AF lens on it, I slide it on and tighten both the plate lock and the position on the ball head. After ...
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Is there anything I can buy to use downward tilt on Sony A7 on Tripod?

With Sony A7 line cameras, and from what I'm reading other Sony cameras as well there's a real design flaw where you can't use the screen at its downward tilt angle when on a tripod. I've found a ...
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Carrying a metal tripods during thunderstorms or related

Context I won't be doing it anytime soon but I might consider traveling to places during the rainy season to get pictures. What I'm afraid of is if it might develop into a thunderstorm or related. ...
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Choosing Tripod Based on Load Capacity?

I'm looking to purchase a new tripod, but I wanted to make sure that it is reasonably future proof (assuming that the largest lens I ever buy would be the Canon 70-200mm f2.8 IS II). Under the ...
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Nikon D7200: How to chose a tripod for this camera? [duplicate]

What tripod is best for Nikon D7200 with Kit lens 18-140 VR. By asking this question I mean what characteristic should the tripod have such as max load, carbon vs aluminum, without head vs with head. ...
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What tripods and heads for shooting indoor panoramic images (360) with smartphone are there on the market? [closed]

I want to shoot indoor panorama with my smartphone, but parallax error makes it really difficult to get decent results (i.e. small or no artifacts). Something better than http://liliputing.com/2015/03/...
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What are the pros and cons of flip lock vs. twist lock on tripods?

I am in search of a tripod. While doing a bit of research myself, I came to know that there are two broad variants of leg locks, viz. flip and twist lock. In many forums, I find people expressing ...
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Aluminium vs. Carbon tripods [duplicate]

Does the high cost incurred in purchasing a Carbon tripod weigh well compared to the saving in weight than an Aluminium tripod? My budget is $300 USD. I have a Nikon D5300, but started liking ...
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Which adapter do I need for a softbox and a speedlite?

I'm just starting with photography. Currently I'm getting my stuff together for a basic lighting equipment. I bought some pre-owned softboxes and tripods, also some Yongnuo 560 Mk III. Now I'm looking ...
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Which of these are essential for vacation: tripod, flash, extra batteries and memory cards, prime lens? [closed]

I have the Nikon D3200 with the kit lens (18mm - 55mm). I'm going on a road trip soon and I'd like to take pictures of Christmas lights, Christmas trees, architecture, detail shots and photos inside ...
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Best tripod features? [duplicate]

As far as I understand, heads can be swapped - but if I'm wrong, then I'm asking about ball head tripods. Which features are the best, for general photography? What height range have you found to ...
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How can I focus when my camera is on a tripod and none of the focus points line up?

Today I was shooting two persons with my camera (Canon 7D) on a tripod. One person, the one I wanted to be in focus, was composed so far out of the center that I don't have any focus point close to ...
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How much should Load Capacity influence my buying decision for Tripod Legs for a Large Telephoto Lens?

I have seen a few questions about Tripods and Large Format Lenses but nothing specifically addressing how weight capacity will affect stabilization. Similar Questions: What tripod heads are ideal to ...
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Different screw/screw hole size on tripod/tripod head

Sorry if this is a stupid question. I have a tripod (cheap, Chinese, bought on Amazon) and I wanted to change the ball-head it came with to a 3-way head, so I bought a Velbon PH-157Q head. When I ...
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Tripod and camera [duplicate]

Can any tripod be used for any camera?If no,can anyone suggest me a tripod for Canon SX 150 IS.(http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/support/consumer/digital_cameras/other_powershot/powershot_sx150_is)
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Tripod support for Canon 11-24mm

Canon´s 11-24mm lens is top-heavy, but does not provide for a tripod support. This is particularly worrisome when mounted on a small mirrorless camera. Some adapters, such as the Metabones, have a ...
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What are the advantages of a carbon-fibre tripod with more leg sections?

I have to replace my old tripod with a new one. To better compare the different models in terms of quality, manufacturer, reliability, I selected two models from the same producer (Manfrotto): ...
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Light Inconspicuous Tripod [closed]

BSD Does anyone know of any tripod brands that make light think slender inconspicuous tripod. I am basically looking for one with easy mobility that is easy to whip out and shoot on the fly. Also one ...
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Will Joby Gorillapod SLR Zoom work with mirrorless Olympus EM10?

I looked at the Joby Gorillapod Hybrid, which lists mirrorless support but would only hold 1kg. The SLR Zoom would hold 3kg which I prefer. However, it only lists DSLRs as supported. Will it work with ...
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Tripod need for general use with exchangable heads [closed]

I please need advice on choosing a tripod. I want to buy a decent tripod that I can use, but I also want to not just use it for outdoors, also indoors, but mainly outdoors. I have done some reading ...
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What is this screw on top of my tripod?

I recently acquired this tripod and was wondering what this screw is and what I need to do to make this tripod usable with a DSLR. The screw seems to be a bit wider than half an inch. What kind of ...
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Tripod options for product photography [closed]

I want to start off with product photography. I am new to product photography and don't want to pay too much as of yet for equipment. I want to start off with a tripod. Which tripod would you guys ...
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Photographing Older Documents

I'm doing a project with a historical group. They have a nice collection of diaries, and want to digitize them, but haven't found anyone interested in doing it, even if they pay them. Some of the ...
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How can I measure and duplicate camera orientation on a ball mount?

I have a Pentax K5 with its default lens, and a ball-mount tripod that can hold 17 lbs max. I need to take two shots in two different locations, and have the camera in the same spatial orientation (...
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What is this plastic ring called on a tripod and can I get a replacement?

I have a Hama Compact Traveller Tripod in which the plastic ring that inserts where the tripod head and metal tube goes is broken. Is it possible to get a replacement for this as I do not wish to ...
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What is the “best” photography tripod for taking panorama pictures?

I would like to buy a photography tripod with great stability and sturdiness to gain "perfect" precision as I will be using it to take panoramic pictures to do VR Tours. I need one that reach 150cm (...
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How can I best take a tripod on a plane trip?

I'm traveling by air on Ryanair to UK, then off to Spain. I don't feel safe putting my tripod in the checked luggage, and I've had problems carrying it in hand luggage. How do I make sure that my ...
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What can I use to shift a tripod mount to the side for easier access to the battery compartment?

Does something like this exist? I am looking for a piece that I can attach to the bottom of my Panasonic LX100, which has a tripod hole that is very close to the door of the battery compartment. I ...
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Test the Stability of a Tripod?

How can one test the stability (sturdiness) of a Tripod? It would also be handy if it can be done in-shop
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is Photron Stedy Pro 560 compatible with canon 600d [duplicate]

I want to know that is Photron Stedy Pro 560 compatible with canon 600D. It's head will be set with 600D?
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Weird sticky liquid on old tripod (+10 years)

I found my Dad's old tripod in the garage. It is more than 10 years old and it's still in perfect condition. The problem is that there is a weird sticky liquid all over the top of the tripod near the ...
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Will moldable play foam work in a camera bean bag?

I'm making my own bean bag and was going to experiment with moldable play foam something like this, as it's very lightweight and holds a shape nicely. I'm wondering if anyone can alert me to any ...
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Is saving money buying a tripod with only 1.5kg payload false economy?

I've been looking at buying my first tripod and my critera has been compact, lightweight and not shockingly expensive - especially as I'll have to lug it around. To that end I managed to narrow it ...
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How to measure angle of tilt of a camera on a tripod?

I am dabbling with some product photography and since camera angles are so important the natural question I've is how does one precisely measure the angle of tilt of the camera on a tripod. Right now ...
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How to Bond Leg that I Broke of my Mini-Tripod?

I have mini-tripod and today while opening, broke one of it's 3 legs forgetting about it's maximum 45-degree deployment corner: I wanted to know if it's possible to bond broken part back and just ...
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Long Exposure shot - subject too bright

While I was on holiday, I tried to make use of my tripod to take a long exposure shot of Lago di Ledro. I put my Nikon d3300 on shutter priority with ISO of 100/200 and ss of a few seconds, however ...
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Why use higher ISO when using a tripod and the object is static?

Sometimes when I see a photo such as this one, I wonder why the photographer chose such a high ISO (640), despite using a tripod with a static subject. As far as I know, a lower ISO means less noise, ...
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How to place my camera on uneven surface to take time-lapse photos

How do I place my camera on uneven surface without spending too much money on equipments. Rocks is one example of uneven surface.
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Does tripod's load capacity include the use of stone bag/weight bag too?

Does tripod's load capacity include the use of stone bag/weight bag too? should I consider the weight that I may hang from the tripod as part of tripod's load capacity?
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Will any of these actions damage a tripod?

Which of the following may damage a tripod, or reduce its life? Leaving it in its extended position for a few days, with up to a 4kg binoculars mounted, and the center column extended. If this is ...
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Tripod With Horizontal Attachment

I want to take photos with a tripod that allows the camera to be angled at 90 degrees to the horizontal. I was looking to purchase this http://www.amazon.co.uk/Manfrotto-Aluminium-Section-Tripod-...
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Sturdy tripod on a budget [duplicate]

One of my favourite types of photography is long exposure photography. I use a nikon D3100 with the kit lens. Unfortunately being the beginner I was, I decided to buy a cheap tripod from Ebay...I am ...