Just won a tripod @ eBay...

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  1. Axel

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    What is a quick releasing mounting platform? How does that work? And is that platform always attached to the tripod? If so, how do you get the camera on? I have thought about this before but figured it wasn't too much of a risk given the low price...
     
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    Quick release is a great feature.

    If you look at the top piece of the tripod head, with the screw, that is the quick release plate.

    You remove it fromt the head....attach that piece to your camera and then you simpley lock the plate back into the tripod head. If you want to quickly take the camera off the tripod...just flip the lock and the plate comes right out.

    I leave the plate on my camera at all times. Then I just lock it into the tripod head when I am using the tripod.
     
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    That's what I thought, but wasn't sure. But can you store the camera in your camera bag with the plate on? Thank you.
     
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    depends how big your bag is. shouldn't be a problem really.
     
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    not bad for $25!

    i'm gunna look into getting one for christmas, i may have to keep an eye on ebay!
     
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    Seems like you're gonna have trouble using it for stitching panoramics and with long lenses.

    But it's a good way to start off and see what kind of tripod you need. :)
     
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    Why? What does it miss or what does it have that it shouldn't have?
     
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    I by no means just trying to burst your bubble. It may be an OK tripod, but it doesn't really look the part in the pictures.

    I have a similar one, but using it is a bit of a pain. Flimsy, no precise control of the framing... etc. Should've gone to 55 PRO legs from the start.

    I find that most of the people that actually use the tripod end up getting something in the range of 200$ legs and a 100 dollar head which suits their needs. Those who choose to tolerate the flimsiness usually shoot occasionally.

    * All pure IMHO and not personal.
     
  10. fadingaway1986

    fadingaway1986 I Burn Easily :(

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    I just have a cheap tripod. it does what I need it to do...

    Uhh someone said about leaving the head part on your camera... If you for any reason intend to use a different camera - make sure you get it off your camera and put the head with the tripod...

    I made the mistake of taking the head off and leaving it in my room. And when I went to use my tripod, I couldn't - because I had no way to attach the camera...
     

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