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Types of Tripods

Ball Heads
Ball Heads

Good quality tripods and ball heads are vital to be able to have complete freedom with your exposure settings and still produce razor-sharp images. Good quality tripods and ball heads are vital to be able to have complete freedom with your exposure settings and still produce razor-sharp images.

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Fluid Heads
Fluid Heads

Any fluid cartridge, whether it's used in a tripod or a monopod head, or even at the base of a monopod for its feet, will dampen the effects of camera movement. Many photographers unknowingly use heads that are really "fluid-like" and actually are friction heads that use a series of plastic washers to smooth the movements.

Gimbal Heads
Gimbal Heads

A Gimbal Head Sampler The Manfrotto 393 Heavy Telephoto Lens Support ($193) is the lowest-priced and most different-looking gimbal head, with a rectangular rather than L shape.

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Monopods
Monopods

Your tripod-monopod using percentage will be quite different than mine. You may really like both a tripod and a monopod at your disposal. Evaluating both monopods and tripods should start with getting a clear understanding of what features and options are available and useful for your photography.

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Pan & Tilt Heads
Pan & Tilt Heads

Pan entices villagers to listen to his pipes as if in a trance in Lord Dunsany's novel The Blessing of Pan published in 1927. Although the god does not appear within the story, his energy certainly invokes the younger folk of the village to revel in the summer twilight, and the vicar of the village is the only person worried about the revival of worship for the old pagan god.

Pistol Grip Heads
Pistol Grip Heads

Pistol grips, no matter what they cost, will eventually start to slip, according to all that have use them professionally - so eventually they go for a video head, and a tripod, but as the tripod must be level to work with a video head, or your pictures will start to lean, this way, or that way.

What About Arca-Swiss?
What About Arca-Swiss?

What is Arca-Swiss Quick Release System? Last Updated On April 4, 2018 By Nasim Mansurov 64 Comments Many of our readers frequently ask us questions about tripod heads and accessories to support heavy camera and lens combinations.

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