BetterPhoto Q&A: Best Photographic Equipment to Buy: Best Camera Tripods

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  Tripod Buying Tips
Someone told me I shouldn't be attaching my camera directly to the tripod - that I should buy...
1/6/2010 3:05:46 AM
  Need Lightweight Yet Sturdy Tripod
Hi, I have a really good tripod but it is very heavy to carry for hiking with camera, and all th...
11/13/2009 3:13:00 AM
What is a good tripod for traveling? I need a sturdy and safe travel tripod that can be packed in...
7/16/2008 9:17:10 AM
  Best Monopod
I'm going on a hiking trip to Utah in a couple of weeks and am considering buying a monopod t...
9/15/2007 4:07:57 PM
  Tripod configurations for macro shots
What tripod configuration are people finding works best to stabilize macro shots of mobile subjec...
3/24/2004 4:48:57 AM
  Best tripod for tavel
I will be traveling overseas in September. I would like to take a tripod, but it must not be too...
5/16/2002 12:18:50 AM
  Tripods and Monopods for Action Photography?
Are tripods and/or monopods used in action/sports photography? Also, is a "monolight" a type or ...
2/13/2002 7:36:21 PM
  Should I Use A Tripod?
I've been unsuccessful taking pictures of my dog in motion. We're spending a lot of time...
  Tripod: Pan Head Vs. Ball Head
I have the Canon EOS Digital Rebel and am looking to start up a photography studio in the future....
5/16/2008 4:10:53 PM
  Bipod ... Or Monopod or Tripod?
Do any of you know whether any of the tripod manufacturers actually make a bipod? I am purchasing...
11/19/2007 11:37:39 AM
  Monopod & Quick-Release Head
I own a Canon S3 IS camera. I have always wanted a monopod. After lengthy research, I have decide...
5/22/2007 4:59:30 AM
  Reversing Center Column of Tripod: Why?
I see lots of tripods that have reversible center columns. What is that purpose of that?...
1/20/2007 3:26:07 PM
  Which Tripod Is Best?
I'm looking at the Gitzo G1228 C/F but noticed that the Slik Pro814 C/F looks very similar an...
10/29/2006 5:37:19 PM
  Monopod - What It Is, Why Use It
What is a monopod?...
9/6/2006 3:33:28 PM
  Tripod Buying Advice
Hi there! Please point me in the right direction - I shoot with a Nikon D50 and want to shoot som...
8/23/2006 6:12:07 PM
  Tripod Buying Tips
Any Nikon shooters out there with advice on a good tripod, not too expensive. I plan on using it ...
8/2/2006 7:13:59 AM
  Choosing That Tripod
Howdy,I've read through all the "What Tripod?" Q's and A's, and although I can now sp...
6/9/2006 11:30:01 AM
  Tripod and Ball Head
I am looking to buy a good tripod and ball head. I would also like the tripod to be lightweight....
6/22/2005 2:27:03 PM
  Shutter Speed Vs. Tripod Use
In general, at what shutter speed would you typically start to use a tripod or stabilizing device...
6/15/2005 4:00:54 AM
  Best Camera Tripods
My current tripod is too small. Unless I raise the center column to its max height, it is not at ...
6/1/2005 5:44:34 PM
  Tripods for Photography: Fixing a Squeak
I have a Bogen 3265 head (about 6 years old). In the last year it has been making an awful squeak...
4/20/2005 7:28:04 PM
  Monopod or Tripod?
I've never used a monopod and am still learning my new Canon Elan 7E. However, I am consider...
2/22/2005 2:54:52 PM
  Tripod for Vertical Shooting
I've read many of the comments regarding tripods, but not sure I've found my answer. I ne...
12/1/2004 5:22:39 AM
  Simple Rules for Using A Tripod
I have a Nikon D70 and I just purchased a Promaster 6400 tripod. When I put my camera on the trip...
11/28/2004 6:47:35 PM
  Handheld vs. Tripod
As a general rule, what should be the slowest shutter speed to use before going to a tripod? ...
11/2/2004 7:34:39 AM

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