tripods

Hands-on Review

At B&H, we are constantly exposed to innovative new products that help make life and work a little easier, whether you’re shooting photos, videos, making music or just relaxing at home. The most memorable aspects of this equipment often lie in the little details.

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2 years ago
Tips and Solutions

If you are about to be married and you’re an avid tinkerer, dabbler or hobbyist—and you are looking for some creative and fun ways to shoot, or include, photography at your wedding—you will be interested to know we have a bunch of ideas right here for the do-it-yourselfer in all of us.

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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

Inspired by the artistic and scientific balance of Leonardo da Vinci’s Vitruvian Man, Giottos VGR tripods offer the kind of proportion and support you would expect from a tripod designed according to the Golden Ratio.

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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

Sachtler imbues its Ace Fluid Head Tripods with the same level of expertise found in its broadcast-quality FSB system heads. The Ace Fluid Head, 2-Stage Aluminum tripods were designed specifically to offer prosumers, independent filmmakers, advanced film students and experienced professionals the option of a lightweight, easy-to-use tripod for less than $1,000.

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2 years ago
Hands-on Review

Tripods, monopods and their accompanying heads provide the support necessary to hold a camera or other optical device in a stable position. This basic principle is easily achievable, however, variances to this simple principle are what set different tripods, monopods and heads apart. 

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By Anonymous |
2 years ago
Hands-on Review

A tripod, in the most simplistic of terms, is a self-contained camera support system. These support systems are often necessary and always helpful for providing a stable place upon which your camera can sit. The main drawback to using a tripod is carrying it; it creates extra weight and takes up more space in your setup.

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2 years ago
Buying Guide

Every photographer, both amateur and professional, has at one time or another rested their camera on a rock, a crumpled coat, or some other handy object when they didn’t have access to a more traditional camera support. You might need to do this when you want to get into a photo yourself or when you can’t hold a camera steady in low light. Many tripods are too big and heavy to carry with you at all times. But here we have a collection of tabletop and miniature tripods that are so small and compact you can keep one with you every day. They also make great gifts for photographers who seem to have everything else.

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3 years ago
Buying Guide

For many first-time DSLR buyers, a tripod can be an afterthought of an accessory. I’ve seen many friends spend close to a thousand dollars on the latest DSLR with all of the bells and whistles—HD video recording, an image stabilized lens, multiple focusing points and what have you—only to mate it with the shoddiest tripod you can imagine. 

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3 years ago
Tips and Solutions

I can think of more than a few instances where a Zylight Nasty Clamp could have made taking pictures in ridiculously tight and tangled environments a whole lot easier. 

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3 years ago
Hands-on Review

Construction aside, one of the key attributes to be taken into consideration when shopping for a tripod is the degree of flexibility the tripod offers when it's used in an environment that is not ideal. 

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3 years ago
Hands-on Review

Anyone with camcorder in hand, or action cam on head, has the chance to capture some pretty remarkable footage, maybe even something that could become a viral Web sensation. But there are lots of accessories available that make capturing great action footage even easier. 

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3 years ago
News

Sometimes less is more, especially if you can’t be bothered carrying a tripod, but wouldn’t mind a little support for your camera. And we do mean little. Joby’s GorillaPod Micro 250 Tripod with Mini Ball Head is so compact that it can easily stay threaded to your camera.

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3 years ago
Hands-on Review

There comes a time in every newbie photographer’s life when they need a camera support that goes beyond the limitations of Lego™-like tablepods, and that’s where Manfrotto’s new 290-series Hobbyist tripods come into the picture.

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3 years ago
Hands-on Review

Featuring lightweight carbon fiber legs, a choice of rapid or geared columns, and a new ground-leveling system, Manfrotto’s MT057 Series tripods have the qualities and features working pros expect and demand from their camera-support systems. Manfrotto MT057 series tripods are available in three-section and four-section models.

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3 years ago
Buying Guide

Motion control, to borrow a term, is another caveat of the HDSLR. Its form and ergonomics were designed to shoot stills without the need to record in motion. By the way the camera is held and where the start/stop button (shutter release) is located, it's obvious HDSLRs weren't designed for shooting video.

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By Anonymous |
3 years ago

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