tripods

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Tripods legs and heads are not the most enthralling subject in the universe. At first glance, they can seem to be boring pieces of gear. They support the camera. Big deal. What you may not realize is that cheap tripod systems usually leave a lot of room for improvement. That’s not to say that you need to spend top dollar to get the absolute best system, but it's important to avoid compromising to... READ MORE
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A good-quality tripod is one of the most important purchases you can make for your camera, but with so many new brands and options out there, choosing the right one can be a challenge. We’ve compiled a list of ten great tripods, below, that are sure to offer something for amateurs and pros alike. Before we get into the list itself, let’s go over some tripod basics that will help you make an... READ MORE
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Hands-on Review
The Manfrotto Befree is a 3.0 lb tripod/ball head combo with four leg sections and a rapid column that rises to a combined height of 56.69”, folds down to 15.75” and can support still or video cameras weighing up to 8.8 lb. The Befree is an easy choice for hikers,... READ MORE
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Hands-on Review
Once upon a time, the choices for portable video tripod legs were limited to one design: two-stage, dual-aluminum tube construction, with a ground or mid-level spreader, and that was it. Single-tube legs for still photo shoots have a few nice features, but just aren't designed to handle the situations that confront video shooters. This makes them unsuitable for most video work, and relegates... READ MORE
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5 months ago
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Building on the success of its lightweight Ace tripods, targeting the compact camcorder and DSLR market, Sachtler has announced a baseplate, follow focus, and matte box system to complement these tripods. Constructed primarily of lightweight glass fiber and reinforced composite materials, the products are suitable for use with a variety of cameras, including DSLR and small camcorders. The... READ MORE
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7 months ago
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Ikan announced a variety of new products, released in conjunction with NAB 2014, and has expanded its camera-support line by becoming the exclusive distributor for E-Image tripod legs and fluid heads. For those looking for the freedom of a spreaderless carbon fiber tripod, the E-Image 771CT... READ MORE
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8 months ago
Hands-on Review
This year’s International Consumer Electronics Show saw thousands of exhibitors showcasing the latest gadgets to which the public can look forward in the immediate or near future. The conference, which takes place annually at the Las Vegas Convention Center, provided the photo and video community with good news from Vanguard, with their announcement and showcase of three new tripod series that... READ MORE
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9 months ago
Tips and Solutions
For a beginner, few things seem more intimidating than photographing a wedding. A sense of anxiety is perfectly normal if you haven't yet spent much time in the field. It's important to remember that we all begin somewhere, and even the most experienced pros were also novices at one point. With practice and education, nerves begin to morph into confidence. No two weddings are the same, but... READ MORE
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Hands-on Review

Offering versatility and a wide breadth of designs and functionality, Magnus Tripods are support systems that provide an array of options to suit many photographic applications. Ranging from small tabletop tripods to full-size models, these tripods are well situated for use with most consumer-grade cameras, and provide functionality to match any working scenario.

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1 year ago
Buying Guide

Although photographing a wedding usually conjures the image of primarily working in a handheld fashion, there are often moments in the course of events that can truly benefit from the use of additional camera support by using a tripod.

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1 year ago
Buying Guide

In our last newsletter we covered a number of products designed to lighten your load when heading out the door with photo gear in tow. Based on your feedback (quite positive, thank you!), we decided to poke around the store a bit further to see what other items we carry for light & compact photo trekking. Compact flash guns and small tripods sturdy enough to use without cussing topped the list, so here goes.

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1 year ago
Tips and Solutions

As wintertime approaches and temperatures begin to drop, certain precautions and preparations should be taken in order to improve your photographing experience during this most beautiful time of the year. Wintertime provides a unique opportunity to photograph your surroundings, either nearby or whilst traveling, in a manner unlike any other time of the year.

 
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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

Do you need ideas for some awesome holiday gift ideas for students? When you cornered them and asked what they wanted, did you draw a blank? Perhaps they offered to send you a list of gift ideas later, when something came to mind. In the likely event that the list never arrived, we’ve compiled that list of student-friendly suggestions for you.

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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

Holiday shopping for a professional photographer or videographer can be hard to do without breaking the bank. Most professional grade gear is justifiably very expensive, and you probably don’t want to buy someone an inferior version of something they already have.

 
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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

It’s holiday time - don’t let the stress of the road and the madness at the airport get the best of you. Don’t let familial obligations prevent you from getting work done. Don’t return home without all your memories captured and adventures documented.

 
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