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Choosing The Right Tripod

PICKING THE RIGHT TRIPOD PHOTOGRAPHY vs. FILM/ VIDEO Canoi HEADS 08- 215.0mm 1:3.4-6.5 Heads used in photography HAVE no fluid within the head to create a smooth motion via resistance, but they are lightweight. PanTilt heads (or "Fluid Heads") have an internal fluid that allows the operator to choose a custom resistance AKA drag in relation to the weight of the gear on the head and the necessary motion for the shot. MOUNTS Some brands have proprietary mounts or the uncommon flat mount, but for the most part the professional gradE tripods are either ... BALL MOUNT MITCHELL MOUNT Allows you to adjust a tripod without leveling if. Available in 75mm, 100mm and 150mm sizes. Designed for heavier set-ups. Considered the industry Standard for cinema cameras PROTIP: Knowing the base of your head will determine what legs yoU can attach to the head, among other support gear like hihats, lohats, or the occasional dolly. Another consideration with legs is the material used: LEGS LEGS. PLASTIC ALUMINUM CARBON FIBER WOODEN IINEXPENSIVE, BUT FLIMSY INEXPENSIVE, DURABLE LIGHTWEIGHT, DURABLE BUT MORE EXPENSIVE OLDER, GENERALLY USED FOR LARGER FILM CAMERAS FEET SPIKES RUBBER Used on uneven terrain. caN be modified by adding ground spreaders. Works well on flat surfaces. LOAD CAPACITY Every tripod is rated for a minimum and maximum load, so make sure that your camera and accessories fit in to that range. 5 lb to 10 lb 10 lb to 20 lbi 20 lb to 30 lb30 lb to 50O lb Read more at Article by Yevgeniy Shrayber | Graphic by Lisa jiang ALEXA 5 00 0

Choosing The Right Tripod

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Picking the right tripod for the job can be a daunting task, but we've come up with several considerations to take before renting or purchasing one.


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