Tripods

2 months 6 days ago #651117 by komeith
Hey ive been thinking of getting a tripod. What are they mainy used in. I dont want to get one and barly use it.


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2 months 6 days ago #651119 by Steve Zahra
Huh?


1.  Keep your camera still when taking longer exposed shots
2.  Increase odds of getting sharp images
3.  Provide your camera the means to create a on spot panoramic 

But the main reason is to keep your camera still so you don't get blurry shots.  You'll very likely use it often.  So it's a good investment. 


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2 months 6 days ago #651124 by komeith
I can understand landscape and such.  But how can apply it to portraits if i hardly ever stand in one place. Like portraits or such where we move from one spot to another and possiby different angles and such. Ive never used one before but am thinking about getting one 


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2 months 6 days ago #651125 by Joe Vertz


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2 months 6 days ago #651133 by Nikon Shooter

Joe Vertz wrote: … a tripod is not needed for action shots!!


Good post Joe, I just don't agree with this quoted sentence!

For wildlife AND sports, I use two long lenses on gimbals/tri-
pods and freehand gear too.

Light is free… capturing it is not!

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2 months 6 days ago #651138 by KCook
  • But how can apply it to portraits if i hardly ever stand in one place. Like portraits or such where we move from one spot to another and
    possiby different angles and such.
Then don't bother with a tripod (I rarely need one outside of my home studio).  This depends more on your shooting habits than how wonderful a tripod may be.  Some folks use them a lot, some never.

Even for landscapes, I use a tripod only once in a while.

Kelly

Canon 50D, Olympus PL2
kellycook.zenfolio.com/

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2 months 6 days ago #651166 by Shadowfixer1

komeith wrote: Hey ive been thinking of getting a tripod. What are they mainy used in. I dont want to get one and barly use it.

If you don't know why you need one, then you don't need one until you learn why you need one. I doubt you would use it.

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2 months 6 days ago #651186 by garyrhook
^^^ +1 don't bother.

It's very simple:

If your shutter speed is too slow to manage hand-held, you need to support the camera somehow.

If your lens is huge and cumbersome, you need something to support the lens and camera (regardless of shutter speed).


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2 months 5 days ago #651276 by Alfonso Camil
Believe me, you want one!  I'm a semi newbie and my tripod is something I use ALL the time


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2 months 5 days ago #651337 by Roger Lang

Nikon Shooter wrote:

Joe Vertz wrote: … a tripod is not needed for action shots!!


Good post Joe, I just don't agree with this quoted sentence!

For wildlife AND sports, I use two long lenses on gimbals/tri-
pods and freehand gear too.



:agree: Actually I'll take it one step further and say there are few situations that I really wouldn't benefit from having a tripod used.  Tripod is hands down one of my most important tools in my camera bag.  Well not inside of it, it's strapped to the outside.   


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2 months 5 days ago #651353 by Nikon Shooter

Roger Lang wrote: in my camera bag.  Well not inside of it, it's strapped to the outside.   



Thanks for the precision Roger! :rofl:

Light is free… capturing it is not!

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2 months 5 days ago #651385 by Scotty

Roger Lang wrote:

Nikon Shooter wrote:

Joe Vertz wrote: … a tripod is not needed for action shots!!


Good post Joe, I just don't agree with this quoted sentence!

For wildlife AND sports, I use two long lenses on gimbals/tri-
pods and freehand gear too.



:agree: Actually I'll take it one step further and say there are few situations that I really wouldn't benefit from having a tripod used.  Tripod is hands down one of my most important tools in my camera bag.  Well not inside of it, it's strapped to the outside.   


I agree.  Also, once you go high end carbon fiber, you'll never go back.

When the last candle has been blown out
and the last glass of champagne has been drunk
All that you are left with are the memories and the images-David Cooke.

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2 months 5 days ago #651389 by Inez Villarin
Always have some sort of tripod with me.  From my Gitzo, to small as Joby.  


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2 months 5 days ago #651390 by Scotty

Inez Villarin wrote: Always have some sort of tripod with me.  From my Gitzo, to small as Joby.  


Gitzo and RRS both make top notch gear.

When the last candle has been blown out
and the last glass of champagne has been drunk
All that you are left with are the memories and the images-David Cooke.

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