Photography podcast #96 is a primer on how to buy a great tripod, what to look for in a tripod and why you should buy a great tripod. (In the longrun, if you stick with photography long enough, you will be buying a great tripod eventually anyway)
If you are serious enough about your photography that you save money to buy great lenses, then this podcast won’t scare the crap out of you.
If you are into the cheap stuff, and are more concerned about overall price versus overall quality, be afraid — be very afraid.
Links /resources mentioned in this podcast:
Tripod article by Thom Hogan — a must read
Gitzo GT2540LLVL tripod at B&H
Manfrotto 055 Tripod plus 3-Way Pan/Tilt Head w/ Quick Release at B&H
The following companies make recommended ballheads — Arca Swiss — Acratech — Really Right Stuff - Markins — Gitzo — Manfrotto
Cheaper Carbon fiber tripods by Induro — Benbo (Remember to research and TRY specific individual models)
April’s regular assignment on the Photography.ca forum — Geometric shapes
April’s level 2 assignment on the Photography.ca forum — Creative underexposure
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