What should one consider when choosing a style of tripod head? There are ball heads, 3-way pan/tilt heads, geared heads, even gimbal heads. I'm not asking so much about brands, but styles... how ...
So, I looked in the website of Vanguard company and saw many different types of ball heads. I would like to ask what features are must have in a ball head? On what factors does it depend?
What tripod would be recommended that is sturdy enough not to wobble in the wind, yet is light enough and easily and quickly movable so that I can use it to trek up hills, through awkward places and ...
I assume that the available heads differ somehow, but don't understand what those differences might be and if they're functional, personal preference or a bit of both.
While perusing the local Craigslist photo/video listings, I saw someone trying to sell something called an L-plate. What the heck is an L-plate?
I've recently bought my first medium format camera (Bronica ETRs), but before I go out taking landscape pictures I'm in desperate need of a tripod that can support it. My requirements: Weight is ...