Tripod info

Discussion in 'Photography Equipment & Products' started by Cuervo79, Apr 23, 2005.

  1. Cuervo79

    Cuervo79 Guest

    Hi, I´m interested in info on tripods, since I bought myne about 2 years ago its suffered a some damage, so I intend on buying a newone in a not too distant future, but when I started browsing sites for tripods, I found out that you can buy the legs and the head separately. Since I know nothing about this kind of thing I would like to know what do you recomend, I want a tripod that can work in any area, I shoot when ever I can, may it auto sport events, on the city, the beach, and also in the woods (whenever I get the chance). So a good all around tripod would be apreciated.

    I ask this cause last time I bought something without looking at more detailed info turned out to be not exactly what I expected (bought a dryzone 200, yes its waterproof but I did not expect the sheer size of it hehe)
     
  2. KevinR

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  3. Cuervo79

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    Thanx for you're reply, the thing is I kno nothing about heads, seeing the picture I went like :confused: What the heck it has 3 levers on the head, so I you can imagine that I can't figure out what a ball head does... My tripod just has the classic 1 lever for tilting it vertically and horizontally, if you want to tild the angle of the camera horizontally you do it separately with a screw... If you could be more specific I would apreciate it.... :blushing:
     
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    The three levers control vertical, horizontal, and panning(right to left movement). The ball head lets you have one lever to do all three. It is quicker to use.
     
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    Go with Bogen/Manfrotto. Tough and very stable.... various combos can be had used for a very low price. I find a ball head easy and quick. 3 way heads are more precise and easier to control.
     

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